Accessories Alert- Banjaran Jewels

Under project ‘Sakhi’ around 50 rural women from Rajasthan made beautiful ensembles which took months and days of hardwork. I was awestruck to see these beautifully crafted garments by rural women of Rajasthan. Ensembles were styled with bold and stylish statement jewels which definitely increased the glamour quotient. These Banjaran jewelleries are designed by Silver Centree,Jaipur which perfectly juxtaposes with these ethnic outfits.

Event- ‘Sakhi’ Fashion show by Vedanta Hindustan Zinc

Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

Sakhi Fashion show
Sakhi Fashion show

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Bold Mirror rings
Bold Mirror rings

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Model Heena Bhalla
Model Heena Bhalla
Banjaran Bangles
Banjaran Bangles- love the gotta details on the bangles
Potli kitschy bags
Potli kitschy bags
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Sakhi by Vedanta Hindustan Zinc -Fashion Show 2015

Vedanta Sakshi by Hindustan Zinc

‘Sakhi’ is an initiative taken by Vedanta Hindustan Zinc regarding women empowerment. They believe  when you empower a rural women, socially and economically, she bring prosperity in her family, village and ultimately the entire country and I completely agree with them. Once the rural and tribal women are part of ‘Sakhi’ they are groomed and trained in non-Farm based activities that included tailoring, stitching, tie & dye, meenakari, terracotta, embroidery, artificial jewellery making, etc.

Supermodels like Lakshmi Rana, Sonalika Sahay and Femina Miss India Koyal Rana walked the ramp in creations by rural & tribal women at ‘Sakhi’, presenting a line of ethnic wear. The show was choreographed by ace choreographer Rashmi Virmani and make-up was done by Anu Mehra. Front row witnessed the veteran fashion designers like Anand Bhushan,Jattinn Kochhar, Rajdeep Ranawat and princess Diya Kumari was the cheif guest.

In association with ETV Rajasthan.

Venue- Clerks Amer,Jaipur

Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

This is how the show started, love the shadow play, very interesting way of storytelling along with a informative documentary. You see the documentary here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOE87J2thuE
This is how the show started, love the shadow play, very interesting way of storytelling along with a informative documentary.
You can see the documentary here-  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOE87J2thuE
Decorated ramp with beautiful Rajasthan folk painting called 'mandana'.
Decorated ramp with beautiful Rajasthani folk painting called ‘mandana’.
Supermdel Lakshmi Rana sashayed down the runway in red Rajasthani bandhani saree.
Supermdel Lakshmi Rana sashayed down the runway in red Rajasthani bandhani saree.

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Supermdel Donna Masih.
Supermdel Donna Masih.
Model Nikita Sahay (left) Lakshmi Rana(middle) and Kanika Dev (right)
Model Nikita Sahay (left) Lakshmi Rana (middle) and Kanika Dev (right)
Kids were also sent on runway and showcased a line of school uniforms.
Kids were also sent on runway and showcased a line of school uniforms.
Supermodel Sonalika Sahay.
Supermodel Sonalika Sahay.
Femina Miss India Koyal Rana was showstopper.
Femina Miss India Koyal Rana was showstopper.

Vedanta Sakshi by Hindustan Zinc

'Kesariya Balam' was played as show music to make the aura culturally rich.
‘Kesariya Balam’ was played as show music to make the aura culturally rich.
The designers were the rural and tribal women of Rajasthan working for 'Sakhi' campaign.
The designers were the rural and tribal women of Rajasthan working for ‘Sakhi’ campaign.

Know more details about ‘Sakshi’ Campaign on their official blog- http://vedantasakhi.blogspot.in/

Street Style AIFW S/S 2016- White Sneakers

‘Put your white foot forward’ seems to be the perfect line for fashionistas at AIFW S/S 2016. White sneakers are definitely the shoe of the moment. But the question here arises are we over-doing it? Though it works great with many styles I observed at fashion week but we being creative people always find different stuff which makes us stand out of crowd as fancy. Have a look at this photoseries I shot at Amazon India Fashion Week.

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Designer Alpana Mittal
Designer Alpana Mittal

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Kayaan Contractor of Love and Other Bugs  (http://www.loveandotherbugs.com/)
Kayaan Contractor of Love and Other Bugs in Stan Smith by Adidas
(http://www.loveandotherbugs.com/)
Dolly Singh of Splill The Sass (http://spillthesass.com/)
Dolly Singh of Splill The Sass (http://spillthesass.com/)

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Street Style AIFW S/S 2016- Men in Blazer

Street Style at fashion week always surprises you with innovative ways of wearing a same piece in different ways. So here in this post am focusing on men seen at fashion week in classic blazers.

Photographs & text by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

the statement jewellery with classic black and white suit looks very verve.
Sameer Madan. the statement jewellery with classic black and white suit looks very verve.
Lovee quirky the quirky appeal of styling blazer with dhoti pants and with printed men clutch.
Sidhant Sudhan. Love the quirky appeal of styling blazer with dhoti pants and with printed men clutch.
This is a very unique way of styling a blazer with pleated trousers and round frames.
Ankur Kaushik. This is a very unique way of styling a blazer with pleated trousers and round frames.
Ishaan Singhal You can style your shirt with collar pins for an eccentric look.
Ishaan Singhal, Blogger
 To give an eccentric look you can use collar pins..
I love this image as it perfectly shows how to style a blazer in formal(man in left) and casual way (man, right).
Harsh Khullar (left) & Kartik Tuli (right). I love this image as it perfectly shows how to style a blazer in formal(left) and casual way ( right).
Jiten Thukral, one hal of artist duo 'Thukral & Tagra'. His suit styles are always quirky and I love this red burst of color here.
Jiten Thukral, one half of artist duo ‘Thukral & Tagra’.
His suit styles are always quirky and I love red burst of color here with classic black formal shoes.
Perfect for formal look.
Pranay Jaitly, Co-Founder at Who-Wore-What-When(http://www.who-wore-what-when.com/) Perfect for formal look, love the different shades of brown here.
For a desi touch you can style blazer with printed harem pants & kolhapuris too!
For a desi touch you can style blazer with printed harem pants & kolhapuris too!
You never go wrong with the basics!
You never go wrong with the basics!

Street Style India Photographers at AIFW S/S 2016

We all love street style images. You see those images on every style blog,fashion magazines and lifestyle websites. But have you ever thought what goes behind those images, it involves lot of hardwork and definitely patience to capture a street style image. So I went to AIFW S/S 2016 with an aim to photogragh uniquely dressed up people and to share those visuals with you guys.But I end up capturing a bunch of street style photographers engaged in capturing the best images for various fashion blogs,magazines and websites.As am loving this whole new culture developed at fashion weeks in India, so before I start uploading street style AIFW I want to upload this photoseries dedicated to all street style photographers/bloggers/video bloggers who have spent so much of time and hard work to capture the right moment and producting so many inspirational street style pictures. Kudos to you guys coz you all are the real HERO.
Photoseries by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore.

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Photographer Rawky Ksh examining his images.
Photographer Rawky Ksh examining his images.

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'Wearabout' blogger Manou seen with 'Tetseo Sisters'
‘Wearabout’ blogger Manou seen with ‘Tetseo Sisters’
Photographer Aastha Manchanda
Photographer Aastha Manchanda
Model Maria C giving bites on the fashion week.
Model Maria C giving bites on the fashion week.
V blogger Rashi Verma giving her contact details to a street style photographer. Yes the task doesn't end by taking a picture, photographer also notes the details of the person captured.
V blogger Rashi Verma giving her contact details to a street style photographer. Yes the task doesn’t end by taking a picture, photographer also notes the details of the person captured.

Street Style AIFW S/S 2016- Women in white

White can be boring for someone or classy for some. But this time white proved to be whimsical and totally unpredictable the way fashionistas present at Amazon India Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016, New Delhi styled the classic color in different ways.

Photographs & text by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

White jumpsuit styled with round frames and watch looks very coporate chic. This works perfectly for board meetings to formal functions.
White jumpsuit styled with round frames and watch looks very coporate chic. This works perfectly for board meetings to formal functions.
Rashi Verma, Vlogger. White cannot be more dramatic than this one-say sequins,crochet, florals all together and those statement glasses definitely makes her a showstopper.
Rashi Verma, Vlogger.
White cannot be more dramatic than this one-say sequins,crochet, florals all together and those statement glasses definitely makes her a showstopper.
Saree never bores me. I think it looks perfect on indian figures and yes definitely the only garment which shows the right amount and covers the right amount.
Saree never bores me. I think it looks perfect on indian figures and yes definitely the only garment which shows the right amount and covers the right amount.
Santushi of Thestyledge. Her style is effortless and its absolute treat to capture this architect student turned fashion blogger. Santushi ooked stunning in 'ilk by Shikha Grover' shift dress, love the delicate texture details.
Santushi of Thestyledge.
Her style is effortless and it’s absolute treat to capture this architect student turned fashion blogger. Santushi looked stunning in ‘ilk by Shikha Grover’ shift dress, love the delicate texture details.
White looks sensational too, this silhouette eccentuates the curves and looks powerful too.
White looks sensational too, this silhouette eccentuates the curves and looks powerful too.
Alpana Mittal, Designer 'Alpana  & Neeraj'. Love the minimalist approach.
Alpana Mittal, Designer ‘Alpana & Neeraj’.
Love the minimalist approach.
Kajal of India fashion blogger. Love the way she has layered white on white and styled them with black gladiator sandals.
Kajal of India fashion blogger.
Love the way she has layered white on white and styled them with black gladiator sandals. Floral lace looks feminine,divine and delicate at the same time.

Street Style at AIFW S/S 2016- Stylish Men

Rakesh Thakore, Fashion designer You never go wrong with the classics whether it's the crisp white shirt or the white sneakers.
Rakesh Thakore, Fashion designer
You never go wrong with the classics whether it’s the crisp white shirt or the white sneakers.

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Sumiran Kabir Sharma, Fashion designer label 'Anaam' His label 'Anaam' is definitely one to follow and so his style. I find this particular style very much inspired by the London Grunge in the 90s. Loved the way he paired vest with wide legged trouser along with dark boots.
Sumiran Kabir Sharma, Fashion designer label ‘Anaam’
His label ‘Anaam’ is definitely one to follow and so is his style. I find this particular style very much inspired by the London Grunge in the 90s. Loved the way he paired vest with wide legged trouser along with dark boots.
love the Trophical Shirt with high waisted trousers.
Karan Torani, Designer
The trophical Shirt styled with high waisted trousers is unique & very verve.
Mayank Chauhan, Visual Designer at Amazon India
Mayank Chauhan, Visual Designer at Amazon India. Thinking of pairing stripes & checks? Well this can be a very good example of how to style these two classic patterns.
Ishaan Singhal Yes even men can carry florals. Loved the way Ishaan played with the tones of navy blue and brown.
Ishaan Singhal
Yes even men can carry florals. Loved the way Ishaan played with the tones of navy blue and brown.
Love the quirky printed jacket paired with printed shirt and tan chinos. Did you notice the stunning Ed Hardy Shoes.
Loved the quirky printed jacket paired with printed shirt and tan chinos. Did you noticed the stunning Ed Hardy Shoes?
Rahul Wadhwa Thumps up to Rahul for artistically transforming the typical ethnic kurta into something ultra modern and futuristic. Loved the statement glasses and ofourse the punk studs on the shoulder.
Rahul Wadhwa
Thumps up to Rahul for artistically transforming the typical ethnic kurta into something ultra modern and futuristic. Loved the statement glasses and ofourse the punk studs on the shoulder.
Call it a long shirt or kurta I love the entire black on black styled well with grey brogues.
Ujjawal Dubey, Fashion Designer. Call it a long shirt or kurta I love the entire black on black styled well with grey brogues.
Kalee Rajput, Fashion Stylist You might be thinking that it's a jumpsuit but it's not. Fashion Stylist Kalee brilliantly paired the printed shirt with matching printed trousers. The metallic tribal neckpiece definitely makes this guy a complete  STATEMENT maker.
Kalee Rajput, Fashion Stylist
You might be thinking that it’s a jumpsuit but it’s not. Fashion Stylist Kalee brilliantly paired the printed shirt with matching printed trousers. The metallic tribal neckpiece definitely makes this guy a complete STATEMENT maker.

Photographs & text by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore