Backstage-Bibi Russell-Rajasthan Heritage Week 2017

Shot at Rajasthan Heritage Week 2017

Designer- Bibi Russell

Show director-Prasad Bidapa

Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

 

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Supermodels together. Lakshmi Rana & Sonalika Sahay
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Model-Saagar Gera
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Model Shweta Dolli
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Model Adarsh Nair
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Supermodel Rachel Bayros
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Model Dev Paimal
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Mr.India Prateek Jain
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Shoes with pom-pom details.
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Designer Bibi Russell giving final touches to the outfit on supermodel Noyonika Chatterjee.
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Supermodel Sonalika Sahay

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Model Nikhil

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Model Diwakar Dua.

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Mr India Arry Dabas
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Model Raksha Belliappa
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Model Medha Rana
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Model Ashanti Singh
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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
Ghayur and Abrar Ahmed , Model-Tamris
Ghayur and Abrar Ahmed, Model- Tamris
Ghayur and Abrar Ahmed, Model-Lisa
Ghayur and Abrar Ahmed, Model- Elizaveta
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
Mohammed Siddique, Model-Chandini
Abdul Ghani, Model- Shifali Arora
Abdul Ghani, Model- Shifali Arora
Nazar Bhai, Model-Ashanti
Nazar Bhai, Model-Ashanti
Ghayur and Abrar Ahmed (3)
Ghayur and Abrar Ahmed

Sneak Peek-Rajasthan Heritage Week

Rajasthan Heritage Week is back with another spectacular season. It’s a great initiative by Khadi board along with Government of Rajasthan in association with Prasad Bidapa Associates. This edition brings some of the best designers & weavers together on one platform to celebrate the luxury of handloom masterpieces of Rajasthan. Few weeks back the campaign was shot at various heritage places of pink city, Jaipur. So here are some exclusive behind the scene pictures which I shot while the campaign was being photographed by ace photographer Haider Khan.

The event will be held from 7-10 December at Diggi Palace, Jaipur. Also do not forget to check out the entire schedule for the fashion week at the end of this post below.

Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore.

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Designer- Vidhi Sighania. Model– Chandni & Devika

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Designer- Vidhi Sighania. Model-Elizaveta
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Designer-Rohit Bal
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Designer-Raghavendra Rathore. Model-Akash Prabhu
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Designer- Vidhi Sighania. Model-Preity Sinha
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Designer-Rohit Bal. Model-Raksha Belliappa
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Designer-Rohit Bal. Model-Payal Ponnapa
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Designer-Rohit Bal

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Designer-Rohit Bal
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Designer-Raghavendra Rathore
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Designer-Raghavendra Rathore. Model– Devesh Khanduja
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Designer-Raghavendra Rathore. Model- Sajid Shaikh
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Fashion guru Prasad Bidapa.

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In-between the shots.
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Designer-Rajesh Pratap Singh. Models– Raksha & Arry Dabas
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Details.
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Show schedule.

Street Style-Rajasthan Heritage Week

Rajasthan Heritage Week

Place-Diggi Palace, Jaipur

Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

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Models off duty.
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The punk shoes.
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Saagar Gera in black leather jacket styled with classic aviator shades.
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Dewanshi Verma.
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Mr.India Prateik Jain in printed mesh T-shirt & bright colored shorts.
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Antima in striped top & denim shorts.
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Supermodel Lakshmi Rana in black choker coordinated with distressed denims & cold shoulder top.
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Svelte lady in beautiful black sari styled with vintage pair of glasses.
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Rural woman from Rajasthani seen in traditional jewels.
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Fashion photographer Haider Khan.

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Rajasthani rural women in poshak (costume).
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Bearded dapper. Vishwaraj Singh Lavera
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Kanika Toure
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Sharon Rose.
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Pair your denim jacket with pop art printed skirt.
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Tropical vibes. Model Sandy Malik
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Model Bharat Sainani
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Fashion designer Rohit Kamra wearing hat & kaleidoscopic printed shirt.
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Dev Paimal.

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Happy girls are the prettiest! Pragathi Belliappa
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Tasseled outfit by designer Nivedita Saboo.
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Swathi Bhandary.
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Leggy beauty. Naina Khan
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Model Lakshmi Rana with Saagar Gera.
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Model Heena Bhalla making notes during fashion week rehearsals.
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Sonalika Sahay.
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Arry Dabas.

Backstage-The Hottest Male Model Portraits

Since Rajasthan Heritage Week 2016 was full of crafts & celebrating the handmade in Rajasthan, the day 2 of the fashion week seems to be entirely dedicated to the handcrafted indian saree. The fashion week overall was high on womenswear but what grabbed the attention of the female attendees majorly were the handsome indian male models donning the 6 yards of grace (saree) with lot of panache & confidence. It was interesting to see how handcrafted sarees by the national awarded weavers were draped on male models, taking inspiration from ancient indian saree drapes.Talk about sarees as stole or sarees with denims, it included all the major possible experiments with 6 yards of fabric but on a male model body this time . So here is a small black & white photo essay celebrating the beauty of indian men in saree, which is very rare & completely deserves the attention.

Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

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Rishabh Bajaj.
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Harshvardhan Ahlawat.

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Dev Paimal with lord Shiva tattoo on his back.

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Model Mohammed Iqbal (left) & Rishabh Bajaj (right)
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Prajwal Ponnanna

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Well once Vidya Balan said “Saree is the only garment which covers the right amount & shows the right amount” . Does that applies on men too?
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Model Sandy Malik with Harshvardhan
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Siddharth Vijayvargie
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Irfan Shaik
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Well it’s not easy to look masculine in sarees, take a note from these boys.
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Sandy Malik.

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Vibhu Verma

Photo essay-Backstage-Day 3-Rajasthan Heritage Week 2016

Day 3-Rajasthan Heritage Week 2016

Khadi board & government of Rajasthan in association with Prasad Bidapa Associates.

Show Director-Prasad Bidapa

Show Choreography by Kevin Oliver & Nayanika Chatterjee

Fashion Stylist- Mohan Neelakantan & Anu Jha.

Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

Designer- Bibi Russell

Trend– Riot of Colors

Highlight-Men in nose rings & Nehru cap.

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Jewels for men. Model Prateik Jain.
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Bangles & beauty.
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Supermodel Nayanika Chatterjee with designer Bibi Russell.
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Supermodel Lakshmi Rana getting ready for the show at backstage.
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Show director Prasad Bidapa with Bibi Russell.
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Top model Sonalika Sahay.
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Model Adarsh Nair.
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Model Ashanti.
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Candid moment with model Rhea.
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Beard with beads on model Nikhil Hariwansh.
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Model Marcela Ayesha.
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Fashion choreographer Kevin Oliver with models Adarsh & Prateik.
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Model Mohammed Iqbal.
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Model Rakshitha Sunaina.
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Model Rishabh Bajaj.
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Model Harshvardhan Ahlawat.
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Model Swathi Bhandary.
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Hint of androgyny. Model Saagar Gera.
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Colors, colors & more colors.
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Model Birendra Singh.
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Model Roshmitha.
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Beautiful parrot tassel details.
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No show is complete without a backstage selfie moment.
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Love the safety pin details on hair.
Designer- Nivedita Saboo

Trend-Evening wear with eccentric tassel details.

Highlight-Men in royal suits.

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Bringing the sexy back. Model Tanya Shetty.
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Regal & powerful. Model Saagar Gera.
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Femme fatale.
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Mr. India 2016 Vishnu Raj Menon.
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Military smart.
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Model Sandy Malik.
Designer-Shilpa Chavan

Trend– Concentric cirles in headgear.

Highlight-Classic checks.

Category-Avant garde.

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Model Sharon Alexander.
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Model Tanya & Medha Rana.

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Supermodel Sonalika Sahay.

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Designer Ajai Vir Singh

Category– Menswear

Trend-Print on print.

Highlight-Colorful khadi bomber jackets for men.

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Trend-Print on print.
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Model Sandy Malik.
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Quirky jumpers for men.
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Model Vibhu Verma.
Designer-Rimzim Dadu
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Model Pragathi with Medha Rana.
Designer-Puja Arya

Trend-Quirky Patchworks

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Cold shoulders. Model Priyanka Singh.
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Model Ashanti with Payal.

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Designer- Madina Kasimbaeva
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Mixing culture & fashion. Model Dewanshi Verma.
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Model Naina Khan with Sharon in vibrant kimonos.
Designer-Wendell Rodricks
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Jewelery by Twines & Pellets.
Designer- Paridhi Jaipuria
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Dewanshi Verma.
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Model Antima.
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Model Manvi Saroya.
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Dusky beauty Sangeeta Gharu.
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Jewels for the show by Sangeeta Boochra of Silver Centree.
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Model Naina Khan.
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Model Kanika Toure.
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Model Jesenka.
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Model Heena Bhalla.
Designer-Hemant Trevedi

Trend– Tone on tone palette.

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Mr. India Prateik Jain.
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A tribute to Mahatma Gandhi.
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Blue on blue.
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Color-coordinated head to toe.
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Men with nose ring seems like the new fashion statement for 2017.

For more images of Rajasthan Heritage Week visit my instagram account @abhicolorsmanyu

Photo essay-Backstage-Abraham & Thakore

Backstage-Abraham & Thakore

Rajasthan Heritage Week 2016-Day 3

Show Director-Prasad Bidapa

Fashion Stylist-Mohan Neelakantan

Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore.

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Supermodel Sonalika Sahay.
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Model Diwakar Dua
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Model Heena Bhalla in a striped sari.
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Model Adarsh Nair
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Model Rakshitha Sunaina in peter pan collared blouse styled with sari
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Model Swathi Bhandary.
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Classic black khadi kurta for men.
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Model Birendra Singh.
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Rakshitha & Medha.
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Intense make-up.

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Saagar, Kamal & Prateik Jain.

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Menswear range of Abraham & Thakore.
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Shoe game on!

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Rakesh Thakore & David Abraham moments before the show.