Backstage-Abraham & Thakore

Backstage-Photo story

Designer-Abraham & Thakore (http://www.abrahamandthakore.com/ )

Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2017

Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

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Model Saloni Khanna.

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Classic bold stripes. Model Malkeet Singh.

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Model Arjun Zander.
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Supermodel Rikee Chaterjee having fun moment at backstage.

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Stripe play.

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Sequins love.

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Final touches.
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Model Birendra Singh.
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Model Palak Gupta
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Designer David Abraham & Rakesh Thakore posing happily with models after the show.

Backstage-Ken Ferns

Ken Ferns runway show was definitely a party but what you might not be aware of is the backstage was equally a party in-fact a beachwear Hawaiian party to be precise. Ken Fern showcased his latest spring/summer collection at Jaipur for the first season of IISW (India International Style Week). Models were seen donning colorful floral headpieces, Geek glasses & were covered from head to toe in funky prints. Male models went a step ahead and were seen flaunting bare chested oiled bodies with summer tan & were wearing just printed beachwear shorts.

It seems like the print game is on in India with new designers & labels like Siddhartha Bansal, Quirk box & now Ken Ferns the quirky print trend has finally arrived to add lot of fun to your style. So through this photo essay I am taking you to the other side of runway i.e. backstage & giving you a closer look at Ken Ferns latest summer collection.

Text & Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

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Electrifying party at backstage.
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Model-Dushyant.

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Chips Time!
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Miss India Elite 2014 Bhavyata Sharma in quirky printed top with matching skirt.
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The screen at backstage helps the designer, stylists & models to coordinate & enjoy the runway moment.

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Model Jitesh Thakur in matching printed shorts & T-shirt.

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Flower Power
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Model Jatin Khirbat in printed speedos.
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Matching bag-packs with shorts.
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Models lined up for the sequence.
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Print connection. Yes there was a lot of similarity in terms of prints for both menswear as well as women’s wear.
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Hawaiian beach kind of look. Model-Anjeet Tushir
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Flower, flower everywhere.

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Geek-chic.
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How cool is that, insects as quirky motifs. Geek glasses adding more fun element to the look.

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Print on print for men.

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Lot of fun on runway.
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Show was not just about the typical catwalk, models were swirling & twirling on the runway. Models were also seen blowing whistles for the final run-through at the end.

Backstage-IISW-Jaipur

Pink city Jaipur witnessed another fashion extravaganza, this time it was India International Style Week (IISW) . The show was graced by Bollywood celebrities like Soha Ali Khan, Mandana Karimi & Nusrat Bharucha as showstoppers. The designers showcased their spring/summer line for the first season of IISW, city’s very own designer Gazal Mishra opened the show in neat silhouettes using vegetable dye mixed with kantha stitch. While designer Ken Ferns showcased his beach wear collection (which I will share in the next post) designer Shivina Agnani displayed the red carpet glamour & designer Akash Chaudhary presented his menswear line. Ace models from Delhi & Mumbai like Pooja Bimrah, Jitesh Thakur, Hida Siddhiqui, Jyotpriya Sud to name a few participated & increased the much needed glamour quotient of the event.The ornate show was choreographed by Lokesh Sharma who is also the show director (this time used a lot of grovy music on the runway).

I like always had fun time shooting at my favorite place-Backstage. Like I always say the real fun is backstage & I madly love the behind the scenes chaos at the fashion week( I also had an awkward moment ‘Bhaiyaji meri bhi photo lena’ which every fashion photographer hates, fashion blogging is an age old concept now but it seems it is still very new & developing atleast in Jaipur). Surprisingly the models were very cooperative as my photo essay was kinda invading their privacy, some of them refused & some agreed but overall it was a fabulous experience as I went home with some good clicks.

So this time presenting the show from the other angle & to let my viewers/readers to know (a little) about the glamorous & hectic lives of indian fashion models at the fashion week through this photo essay.

Text & Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

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Model-Bhavyata Sharma.

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Model Tridisha & Ishika (left) Miss India Heritage 2015 Pooja Bimrah in red carpet kinda pose (right)

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Frilly affair- Model Shweta Kaushik

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Candidly Mandana Karimi.
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Happy smiles! Soha Ali Khan (left) Bigg boss 9 star Mandana Karimi with designer Gazal Mishra (right) both the celebrities were showstopper for designer Gazal Mishra.
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Starry eyes-Model Tridisha Baruah

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Let me take a selfie. Model Pooja with Jitesh Thakur.
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All smiles- model Nikita Yadav
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Model Dushyant Katewa in four piece sky blue suit by Gazal Mishra.
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nervous moments.
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Model Tridisha Baruah & Ishika Agnihotri in sequinned gowns.
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Men in bandhgalas by designer Gazal Mishra.
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Designer Shivina Agnani presented her metallic evening gown designs inspired by theme ‘Drama Queens’.

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Model revising the choreography sequence.
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Model in headgear.
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Model Pooja Bimrah.

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All that glitters!

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Model Ishika right before going for the catwalk for designer Shivina Agnani.
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Go Green- Models in nature inspired creations.

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Make-up moments before the runway.
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This tribal jewellery is so kitsch. 
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Model-Jyotpriya Sud.
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Model Hida Siddiqui.
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Metallic jacket.
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Provogue Mr Photogenic winner Jitesh Thakur, dressed up in formals.
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Model Hida Siddhiqui all ready for the runway.
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Yes! men can wear pink.
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That look! male model in intense beard.
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Men in cool pastels.
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The wait- models lined up before the show.
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Model Jitesh Thakur in Gazal Mishra’s menswear line.

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Love this folk inspired metallic neckpiece.
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It is a very hectic moment for models as they have to run after every show for the next change & sometimes just have few minutes to change the clothes & get ready.
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Models in Gazal Mishra‘s creation.

Photo essay-Backstage-Dolly J

 

Ruffled sleeves, chic dresses & pastel colors, yes I am talking about Dolly J’s latest autumn/winter collection at Amazon India Fashion Week. The designer is known for feminine silhouettes with using pretty pastels as her color palette. This time what was surprising was the hint of androgyny in few of the pieces. Love the clean shapes with beautiful butterflies motifs on the hemlines of long dresses. In between the soft pinks & subtle red , black came as a refreshing yet bold surprise in Dolly J’s collection.

Photo essay shot by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

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Grazia India cover hunt winner Meenakshi Rathore posing with supermodel Candice Pinto.

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Model Erika Packard
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Model Rikee C & Krithika Babu posing backstage.
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Model Candice Pinto before going for the runway.

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The classic suit reinvented.

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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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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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