Paras & Shalini-AIFW S/S 2016

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Event- Amazon India Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016

Designer- Paras & Shalini

Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

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Model- Ashwati

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Model Archana Kumar looked like a goddess in laced delicate ensemble.
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Model – Klaudia
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Model- Reha Sukheja
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Beautiful Summer pastels with laser cutting & applique. 

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Model Rikee Chaterjee in one of the laser cut pieces from “Be-Loved” collection by Paras & Shalini of Geisha designs
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Model Candice Pinto

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Love this corset on model Nikita Sahay.

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Some Black & White shots.

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Taking a bow.

 

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Backstage-Ritu Kumar

Event-Rajasthan Heritage Week

Jaipur,Rajasthan

Designer-Ritu Kumar

Photo Story by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

Ritu Kumar

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Model Heena Bhalla
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Supermodel Rachel Bayros

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Model-Rakshitha Sunaina

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Highlights-Day 1 Rajasthan Heritage Week

Rajasthan Heritage Week, an event by the Khadi Board and the Rajasthan government, in association with Prasad Bidapa Associates took place in the heart of Pink city, Jaipur. The three day fashion week witnessed collections from fashion industry’s veteran designers like Ritu Kumar, Abraham & Thakore, Bibi Russell,etc along with national award winning weavers & artisans. Country’s top models like Lakshmi Rana, Rachel Bayros, Sapna Kumar, Sucheta SharmaDeepti Gujral & Nayanika Chaterjee to name a few, showcasing the beautiful creations at the fashion extravaganza. Fashion guru Prasad Bidapa also the creative director of the project artistically put together the entire show with creative styling, beautiful music & grand backdrops.

So here are the highlights for day 1 at Rajasthan Heritage Week.

Photographs & text by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

1.Bibi Rusell– Bangaladeshi fashion  designer Bibi Rusell showcased her ready-to-wear collection included kota doria sarees,kurtis & skirts for women and also created ensembles for men using Pattu Shawl from Barmer,Rajasthan. Models were dressed from head to toe in Rajasthani accessories included turbans,Kitsch Bindis & earrings made from desi bangles.

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Supermodel Lakshmi Rana opened the show for Bibi Russell.
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Model –Ashwathi
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Supermodel Rachel Bayros.
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Model-Sucheta Sharma
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Provogue Mr. India Prateek Jain in one of the creations by Bibi Russell.
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Model Jitesh Thakur

2. Kaaryah- The colorful & vibrant collection included gypsy details,bohemian fringes along with Rajasthani Lehariya. Collection also included semi-formal pieces like high waisted trouser and Khadi pencil skirt.IMG_9605

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Model-Subhamita Banerjee

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3.Ajai Vir Singh-Sri Lanka based designer Ajai Vir Singh’s brand ‘Conscience‘ showcased ready to wear,casual line for men. Pieces included khadi shirts paired with skinny trousers along with long kurtas. Dapper show started with iconic song ‘no women no cry’.

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Model-Saagar Gera

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designer Ajai Vir Singh taking bow at the fashion week.

4. Jason & Anshu- Smallshop by Jason and Anshu presented a line of ready to wear for men & women. The whimsical collection included pieces like dhoti trousers,zippered jackets & shift dresses. Love the painterly shoes.

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Bengaluru supermodel Rachel Bayros opened the show.
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Supermodel Deepti Gujral.

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Love this oversized printed jumper on model Ashwathi.

IMG_95215. Pallavi Jaipur- Finale Designer for day 1 was Jaipur based Pallavi Murdia, who presented Ethnic wear with a modern twist. Embroidery work included the bling crafts of Rajasthan such as gotta patti,aari tari,dabka & zardozi.

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Show started with dazzling performance by artist Manisha Gulyani. Music for the show included live performance of iconic songs like “Chaap Tilak”, “piya re’ & “damadam Mast”.
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Well styled with beautiful drapes. Model-Lakshmi Rana

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Kitschy Scarf.
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Desi Bauble (Remember Sonam Kapoor’s look at Cannes)

Behind the Scenes-Abraham & Thakore

Designer duo Abraham & Thakore worked closely with khadi weavers and artisans to create bespoke line for Rajasthan Heritage Week. The collection included unusual block prints like houndstooth for silhouettes like dresses,bodice and even saree. Love the quirky block print and details with playful ultra modern footwear.

So as I always love shooting behind the scenes more than the actual show so here is a sneak peak into Abraham & Thakore’s latest collection.

Photo series shot by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

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No Shave November continues for Provogue Mr. India Prateek Jain.

 

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In Deep Conversations, supermodels Sucheta Sharma & Deepti Gujral   – Love the modernise take on block prints

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Rajasthani Mojaris in new avatar.

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Model Karthik & Prateek Jain.

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Hippie Vibes- Pushkar Fair 2015

 

Want to live the 60s hippie culture now? Pushkar city of Rajasthan is the right place to re-live the 60s youth movement. From people in dreadlocks to tie-dye T-shirts you will find it all here. Special recommendation to visit the city during Pushkar Fair which generally happens in the month of November(this year the dates are 8th Nov to 15th Nov 2016).

This street Style photo story is about the tourists I captured in candid moments at Pushkar Fair 2015.

Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

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That shade of hair color is so verve.

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I discovered a whole new culture out there which was young, free & full of madness.
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Printed headbands & nose rings.

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How beautifully this women has put together lace & florals & those dreadlocks are adding so much character to her look.

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Images of indian gods & goddesses are very common on T-shirts in the market of Pushkar.

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Metallic jewels with a floral head-piece.
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Those printed bohemian skirts looks so cool with oversized kitschy bags.

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At the end all I can say is I LOVE PUSHKAR & would love to spend more time in this city whenever I re-visit it.