Pearl Academy-Portfolio 2017

Well it’s March already & we are fortunate to witness Pearl Academy’s Portfolio 2017 (as it usually happens by mid of May) & that too at 5th day of Amazon India Fashion Week, india’s most sought after fashion event. It couldn’t get bigger & better than this I guess(lucky students). Over 350 students showcased their design collection on this prestigious platform of AIFW. From fashion to jewelry to textiles to media & make-up students amazed everyone with their creative projects. Top models Sucheta Sharma, Aastha Ssidana, Donna Masih & Kanika Dev among various others strutted down the runway donning the student’s creation. Show was choreographed by one & only Rashmi Virmani. Have a look at these marvelous designs I shot at Portfolio 2017.

For more photographs visit https://www.facebook.com/Ishtailista-617980808228777/

Text & photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

Fashion Design students

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Gujarat Re-invented.

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Accessories Alert!
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Vintage vibes.
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Model Laxmi Pandey.
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Fishnet stockings with white sneakers.
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Model Kanika Dev.
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Model Ikram Kebdani
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Menswear collection.

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Designer Sonali Patel from Jaipur campus.

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Donna Masih wearing textured bustier.
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Neo indian bride?
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Texture details.

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Exhibition area at Portfolio 2017.
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Textile student Joshya Sethi posing happily in front of her work.
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Designer Vandana Nair.
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Textile student Samreen Kaur‘s Moroccan architecture inspired work.
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Designer Sancharee Das.
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Designer Shreeya Khemka.
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Designer Vishant Singh
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Filmy diary by Shreya Bajaj.
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Structures.
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The veil.

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Androgynous vibes, Jaipur student Sonali Patel‘s creation using felt.
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Supermodel Sucheta Sharma.

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Media & Make-up student’s work

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Portraits-Happy Women’s Day

Celebrating women’s day with 15 stunning women I captured on the streets of India from all over the world.

Happy Women’s Day!

Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

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Elizabeth

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Nupur

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Best of Street Style-Jaipur Literature Festival 2017

It was 10th anniversary of the most awaited event of the year i.e. Jaipur Literature Festival 2017. This was my 5th year at JLF & I was very much excited, I was literally preparing for it for a week to be precise. The Lit fest plays a silent role in staging street fashion of people from around the globe & a great platform to exchange ideas with people from all walks of life. This year as I was shooting photo stories for various publications, that allowed me to meet like minded folks & to know a bit about them.

So here are my top 10 picks of best of street style at Zee Jlf. Please comment below & let me know your thoughts about this photo story.

Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore.

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Ghazelle, dancer. 
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Ariel Dandelion, Artist from New Delhi, you can check her work here
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Gita Vishwanath, Writer.
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Suman Bajaj, Fashion designer at Suman Bajaj. This is a beautiful print melange of polka dots & alphabets, now you are ready to rock in a sari.
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Anushka Seth. Who said black & tan can’t go together?
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Inna Modja, Malian-French singer, find more about the singer here. The singer was seen rocking a red jumpsuit paired up with kitschy Jaipuri bag.
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Nimisha Verma, founder of Home for Artists. From hair color to fringes to gypsy jewels, this jogan was talk of the town.
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Pallavi Chaturvedi. Fashion Blogger at That Desi Girl
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Priyasha Khandelwal, Style Blogger at Pout Out Proud. Well, I can’t stop clicking this beauty, completely picture perfect beautiful.
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Protima Tiwary, Food & Fitness blogger at Dumbbells & Drama

Photo Essay-Style

‘Style’ a term used many times when we read a fashion magazine or when we talk about fashion in general. As I always love documenting street fashion at the fashion weeks I thought to try out something new which defines the term ‘style’ more than clothes. This photo essay focuses on interesting faces I met at the fashion week & the result is below.

Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

Shot at Amazon India Fashion Week Spring/Summer 17, New Delhi.

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Mayank Chauhan (left), Lirminta (right)
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Alice Rosario
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Sumit Singh (left)

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Charuta Yadav (left), Pallavi Chaturvedi (right)

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Bardeep Dhiman (left), Sherwin & Stuart (right)
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Vaibhav Anand
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Jeremy Cabral (left) & Saud Khan (right)
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Saurabh Singh
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Shivi Tandon (left) & Rhyan Atrice (right)
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Shaurya Mohan (left) & Palak Gupta (right)
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Arya Bhat

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Peeyush Kamboj (right)
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Atul Tripathi
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Suraj Dhalia
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Devyani Kapoor (right)
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Mawi Neitham
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Alice

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Shivi Tandon & Srishti Agarwal

Editorial-Starry Eyes

One fine morning I decided to do some portraits of my friend Ashlesha (glad she agreed finally) & this photo editorial is the result. Ashlesha always had a keen interest in writing. From being my college friend to now one of my muse, her life quotes always inspired me. Her serene beauty, mesmerizing eyes & her natural charm was all I wanted for this photo editorial. Well I won’t say much & can’t say much (I am not good with my writing, am just a photographer) all I hope that you enjoy my this attempt at black & white photography (I still love colors, but black & white is simply divine)

Styled & photographed by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

Jewels by Voylla.com (every piece of jewel defines the mood of my dear friend)

 

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Ashlesha Vashistha is a fashion designer by profession & writer by choice. You can follow her writings & life quotes on her blog at https://ashleshavashistha.wordpress.com/

Backstage-Rajasthan Heritage Week-Part 1

Backstage-the place where the real fun lies. It’s fun to take photographs of models at backstage. This is the place where models are getting ready,chit-chatting with each other, some are relaxing & some are busy with their phones. Having a backstage access is like a dream for a photographer to witness & capture a world full of beauty & fashion. So I was there backstage shooting the creavite process, behind the scenes of Rajasthan Heritage Week, and I loved every moment (more than taking photos of the fashion show in the media pit). Sharing a glimpse of what really happens at backstage through this photo essay.

Photographs & text by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

More photographs in the next post.

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Jaipur Art Summit 2015

Jaipur Art Summit is a 5 day art affair. It’s a distinctive art event which is a premier platform for budding artists who are into modern & contemporary art. With regular workshops going on for kids as well as adults this event was a must visit for all (whether art is your cup of tea or not).

Have a look at this photo story shot by me at the event.

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Creative hands-Kid during paper mache workshop session
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Art is not what you see, but you makes other see.-Edgar Degas
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Paint the world
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Every artis was first amateur-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Now have a look at some of my favorite artwork at exhibition area.

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Ganesha Graffiti by Jaipur artist.
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Artist-Pawan Kumar Sharma. Used the popular images like water tank,indian gods to create something interesting. I am a big fan of kitsch vehicle art in India & absolutely loved this piece of art.
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Art work by Sheetal Chitlangiya
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Artist Shalini Anand. Am sure a lot of fashion and especially Burberry trench coat lovers would like to style their wall with this quirky art.
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Hungarian artist Zsofia made an unique installation about weaving. Love the way she has presented the whole process in form of images and 3-D installation.
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Artist Sanatan Saha

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Art is never finished, only abandoned-Leonardo da Vinci