Phyllida Jay has a doctorate in anthropology from University College London. Her work looks at society and culture in contemporary India through fashion, craft and design. She is especially interested in the cultural history of Indian craftwork and the role of Indian artisans in international luxury. She is the author of two books, Fashion India and Indian Khadi Cloth: from National Fabric to Luxury Fashion. She also works as a journalist and regularly writes for several publications including, the Business of Fashion, the New York Times, BBC Culture and Vogue India.