Pearl Academy-Influence Show-AIFW

INFLUENCE– A fashion show by Alumni of Pearl Academy at FDCI‘s Amazon India Fashion Week’18 to celebrate it’s legacy of completing 25 years in the industry. From industry’s veterans like Shantanu & Nikhil, Vaishali S & Rimzim Dadu to promising young talent like Karan Torani & Mehandee Dureja among many others showcased their spectacular collections on one platform. Top models like Sonalika Sahay, Sucheta Sharma & Hasleen Kaur displayed the creations on the ramp. Here are some of the collections & details which I captured few minutes before the show at backstage of AIFW.

Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore.

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Three by Pallavi Dhyani.
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Vaishali S.
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Vaishali S.
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Pratyush Kumar Maurya.
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Shantanu & Nikhil.
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Shantanu & Nikhil.
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Shantanu & Nikhil.
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Shantanu & Nikhil.

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KARLEO by Leon Vaz.

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Banjaaran by Mehandee Meera Dureja.
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Anaam.
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Karan Torani.
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Sahill Jai Singh.
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Sahill Jai Singh.
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Rimzim Dadu.
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Mandira Wirk.
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Amrit Kaur.

sonalika with Rachel Bayros

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Street Style-Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 18

Best of street fashion straight from recently concluded AIFW A/W 18.

Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

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Jasleen Arora.
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Harsh Khullar.
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Sherwin Court.
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Ankur Sharma.
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Merrylin Boro with Awoka Awomi.
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Malkeet Singh.
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Shivani Boruah.
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Rasna Bhasin.
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Sherwin Court.
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Arjun.
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Edward Lalrempuia.
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Akash Rawat.

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Anisha Oberoi.
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Sahil Vasudev.
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Kusha Kapila with Dolly Singh.
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Dushyant Raghuvanshi.
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Naina Redhu.
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Ashish Dutta.
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Saud Khan.
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Joshya Sethi.
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Shreya Niwahaal.
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Shaurya Mohan.
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Ishaan Singhal.
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Charuta Yadav.
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Naina Ruhail.

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Sanky.
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Anisha Oberoi.
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Aanchal Jain.
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Charuta Yadav.

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Naina Khan.

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Akash Rawat.
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Augustus Kinimi.

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Shweghna Gursahaney.
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Preity Sinha.
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Trishala Chadha.
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Prabhav Gautam.
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Devyani Kapoor.
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Harsh Khullar.
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Peeyush.
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Aanchal Jain.
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Naina Ruhail.

 

Photo Series- Men at Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2018

Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

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Aman.
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Mahaveer Singh Rathore.
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Aastik Vyas.
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Nazim.
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Aman Sharma.
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Prateek Gupta.
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Girish Soni.
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Mohit Singh.
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Martin Dubois.
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Arvind Mansooriya.
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Lokesh Sharma.
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Hamza Sultan.
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Yashvardhan Bhandari.
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Pankaj Sharma.
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Kartikay Shastri.
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Aayush Agnihotri.
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Satyam Maheshwari.

Photo Series- Tribute to Weavers of Rajasthan

This photo series is dedicated to the hardworking weavers of Rajasthan. Celebrating the rare luxury of Rajasthan handwoven fabrics.

Usually, fashion shoots are about showcasing designer’s creation & idea but this one is special as it focuses on the beauty & luxury of Rajasthan’s Handloom which are beautifully created by the weavers from various villages of the state. I shot this photo series using vibrant backdrops of Diggi Palace, Jaipur. These photographs were shot minutes before the fashion show at Rajasthan Heritage Week. Rajasthan Heritage Week is one of a kind initiative by khadi board along with government of Rajasthan in partnership with Prasad Bidapa Associates. Supermodels Lakshmi Rana & Sonalika Sahay along with other top models posed wearing beautiful ensembles created by the weavers of Rajasthan. Anu Merton & Nirjal Basnet were the stylists & the draping technique was displayed by Aryan Naidu.
Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore.
Ghayur and Abrar Ahmed, Model- Shweta Dolli
Ghayur and Abrar Ahmed, Model- Shweta Dolli
Grameen Sansthan, Model- Sangeeta Gharu
Grameen Sansthaan, Model- Sangeeta Gharu
Mohammed Siddique, Model- Naina Khan
Mohammed Siddique, Model- Naina Khan
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Faran Ansari, Model- Lakshmi Rana
Faran Ansari, Supermodel- Lakshmi Rana
Abdul Ghani, Model Sonalika Sahay
Abdul Ghani,  Supermodel-Sonalika Sahay
Awdesh Kumar, Model- Medha Rana
Awdesh Kumar, Model- Medha Rana
Nasruddin Ansari, Model- Marcela
Nasruddin Ansari, Model- Marcela
Shahid, Model-Priyanka Khatri
Shahid, Model-Priyanka Khatri
Mohammed Siddique, Model Chandini
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Abdul Ghani, Model- Shifali Arora
Abdul Ghani, Model- Shifali Arora
Nazar Bhai, Model-Ashanti
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Ghayur and Abrar Ahmed

Best of Street Style-Amazon India Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018

Amazon India Fashion Week Spring/Summer 18

Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

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Doodle print.
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Pranav Misra.
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Awoka Awomi with Lirminta Rongpipi.

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Indian Kitsch. Fashion blogger Charuta Yadav & Garvita Garg.
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Actor Milind Soman with Ankita Konwar.
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Kashvi Chauhan.
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Pallavi Chaturvedi of That Desi Girl.
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Pavleen Gujral with Anushka Manchanda.
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Distressed Denims.
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Flower Power.
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Kaleidoscopic shirt. Kim Kimmi.

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Garvita Garg.
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Sheena.

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Stripes & checks play.
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Carol Humtsoe with Van Sangmawia.
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Eshan Hilal.
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Devanshi Tuli.
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Desi Chic.

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Awoka Awomi.

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Stuart Court.

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Surbhi Suri.
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Sarthak Kathuria.
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Pallavi Chaturvedi.
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Sequin Slogan.
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Model Malkeet Singh.

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Surbhi Suri.
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Stuart & Sherwin Court.
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Kajal Mishra of India Fashion Blogger.

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Kashvi Chauhan.

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Charuta
Charuta.
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Stuart Court.
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Aanchal Rai with Sherwin Court.
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Joshya Sethi.
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Isshaan Singhal.
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Designer Nitish Arora.

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Model Anurag Gupta. (I am sensing a major trend here)
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Surbhi Suri.

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Stuart Court.

Backstage-IISW-Highlights

The final day of India International Style Week season 2 was a complete fashion extravaganza. From veteran to upcoming designers the show had it all. Top models like Carol Gracias & Lakshmi Rana graced the runway with Bollywood actress Mugdha Godse as showstoppers. The show also saw vivid range of color palette in the collections, from Chirag Nainani‘s indigo to Gazal Mishra‘s pastels to Niharika Pandey‘s quirky take on vibrant tones. The show ended with a thanking note by show director Abhimanyu Singh Tomar with event director Akhilesh Agarwal & promised for another fashion carnival in upcoming month of this year.

Here are some of exclusive backstage pictures shot by me at the final day of the fashion week to give you all a closer look at the collections. Also have a look at the runway images shot officially by photographer Jiten Agarwal here on his page JPIC.in.

Text & photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore.

Designer-Chirag Nainani
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Model Akanksha Maurya
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Model Siddharth Vijaivargia.

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Model Priyanka Parashar.
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Model Siddharth with Dushyant Katewa.
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Model Kanchan.
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Model-Aishwarya Joshi
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Model Akanksha Maurya.
Designer-Niharika Pandey
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Model Kanchan(left) & Monica (right).

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Models- Akanksha Maurya with Kanchan.
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Wild & untamed. Model Aishwarya Joshi

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Model Bhanu Priya

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Designer-Jaya Mishra
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Royal & regal. Model Dushyant Katewa

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Model Preity Sinha (left) & Ishika Agnihotri (right)
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Model Devika Das
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Model Akshay (left) & Ravi (right)

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Designer-Geet Vaishakh

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Model Devika Das.

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Model Anjana.

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Designer-Antara Goswami

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Designer-Anshu Raja Jain

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Designer-Gazal Mishra
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Model Priyanka Khatri.

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Backstage-Felix Bendish-IISW

IISW season 2 (India International Style Week) day 1 saw grand opening by accessory designer Felix Bendish. Felix showcased his autumn/winter 2017 Ready-To-Wear collection which was also presented earlier this year at London fashion week . The collection merged accessories & clothing together. Felix is also know for mixing humour with fashion. The statements pieces were quite eye popping & were all handcrafted. The show was choreographed by show director Abhimanyu Singh Tomar. So here are some exclusive behind the scenes images I shot at backstage. I will also be posting the backstage highlights from day 2 of IISW in my next post. Till than enjoy this post.

Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

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Model Preity Sinha.

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I can’t talk. Model Aishwarya Joshi in one of the key pieces by Felix Bendish.
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Model Garima Chauhan.
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Model Akanksha Maurya.

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Very glamorous Apala Rajvanshi, also known for her panther like killer catwalk on the runway.
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Red alert. Model Shipra Srivastava of Style Skool, Jaipur.
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Model Antima donning the showstopper outfit.
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Model Devika trying to take a perfect selfie.
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Model Priyanka Parashar quickly poses moments before the show.
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Golden girls.

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Designer Felix fixing the showstopper outfit before the show.

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From the runway.
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An excited viewer recording the show on his smart phone.

Tourism Chic-Street Style India

Tourism chic has emerged as one of the biggest trends as far the recent european fashion weeks are concerned. Seems like ‘being unfashionable’ is the latest style on the runway. Whether it’s the classic khakis, colorful hawaiian shirts teamed up with flip flops or the casual travel ready look, the fashion inspiration for most of the recent  spring/summer 18 catwalk shows especially in menwear seems like inspired by this new trend.

I have been photographing tourists on the streets of Rajasthan for quite some time now as I find the clothes they put up as interesting & sometimes extremely stylish. More or less this style is definitely a stand-out one. So here are some of the trends I spotted on the local streets of Jaipur & Pushkar.

Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore.

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The loose fitted Hawaiian shirts are very common among tourists visiting India especially Rajasthan.
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For an effortless bohemian look this local street bag is must. Also it allows you to carry so much of stuff while travelling, so it makes sense.
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Beat the heat with these statement pairs of sunglasses.

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Laid back is the new cool?
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Messy hair.

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This look is definitely not for the faint-hearted.
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When east meets west, the style magic happens instantly.

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That face!
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The common accessories spotted on the streets of Rajasthan, includes hats & scarves for women & stack bracelets for men.

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Reminds me of “Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hai”.
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The power of color indigo, as it gets mixed with any style without making it visually loud.
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For an instant standout look, opt for kitschy colorful skirts which are easily available on the local streets of Jaipur.
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The classic T-shirt with shorts look is still very common on the streets.

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At last, Namaste!

Humans of Jaipur Design Carnival 2017

Photo series shot at Jaipur Design Carnival (13th & 14th May 2017)

Pearl Academy, Jaipur

Shot by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

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Ace designer Manish Malhotra talking about his love for designing clothes & Bollywood.
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That smile-When one of the media member asked about how his mother inspired him. (Also it was mother’s day)
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During his interactive session with students of Pearl Academy.
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Manish Malhotra with Ramalingam Seetharaman, director-Pearl Academy, Jaipur.
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Nandita Abraham, CEO, Pearl Academy
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Manish Malhotra with Nandita Abraham while appreciating student’s work at jewelry exhibition.

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Candid moment.
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Very graceful & gorgeous, Nandita Abraham.
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Portrait-Craftman Hazarilal, Black Smithy.
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Errol Pires Nelson teaching students the art of braiding.
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“Talk of shining like stars and we Pearlites aim for the moon. An important affair – Pearl Academy’s very own Design Carnival hosted on May 13 – 14 was the perfect place to get a taste of innovation, direct insight to young minds with their work put up for discussions, taking up various interesting craft workshops and a lot more. The most ecstatic of them all being the theatrical act curated by the graduating batch of 2013-17 with their collections”.-Sonali Patel, graduating batch 2017.
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Weaver at Jaipur Rugs workshop.
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“It’s my first time in Jaipur & am very excited & happy with the kind of support Pearl Academy has shown in our craft Tangalia which is now a dying craft”- Baldev Bhai Rathod
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The magical world of toys. Shot Lalon while he was having fun with his students during his Make & Learn Toys workshop.
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Kavita Jain,  Facilitator of Lime Jaali workshop.
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“I always had passion for something fresh and unique which i got to see during Jaipur Design Carnival.  I like the idea of how students got inspired by things around them and expressed their ideas in an innovative way which unquestionably inspired me”. –Akansha Chauhan, Pearl Academy Alumni.
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“Tangalia weaving is 700 years old craft from Gujarat & am happy to share this art with students at Jaipur Design Carnival”- Abhinav, Craftsperson, Tangalia.

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Antonio Maurizio Grioli, Faculty-School of Fashion, Styling & Textiles at Pearl Academy.

Highlights: Asian Designer Week 2017

From runways to the streets to backstage, here are the fashion photo stories I shot at season 4 of Asian Designer Week summer/resort 2017.

Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

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Naina Khan in Anaam.
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Classic white shirt re-invented.
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Artist Nimisha Verma in Anaam.
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Designer Sumiran Kabir Sharma with his muse Nimisha Verma.
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Model R L Bond.
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Ethnic galore. Designer- Ashikur Rahman Pony.
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Men donning nose ring & bindis.
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Kajal Srivastava.
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Models Dushyant & Ashanti in Bangladesh based designer Ashikur’s creation..

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Aishwariya Joshi.
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Designer Sweety Sharma.
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Kitschy Saree.
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Naina Khan
Backstage

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Model Tridisha Barua getting dolled up at backstage of Asian Designer Week.
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Model Parul Mishra looks regal donning desi bauble.

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Model Sangeeta Gharu.

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Street Style

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Dimple Chaudhary.
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Aaron Ian Lyngdoh, Talk show host of WION’s Unscripted.

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Hair game on point. Pratibha Chaudhary