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.

Backstage-DNA Fashion Connect

Pink city Jaipur witnessed another fashion extravaganza in form of season 1 of DNA fashion connect  which bought city based popular designers as well as upcoming designers on one platform to celebrate fashion & style. Fashion designer Gazal Mishra, Pooja Miglani, Suvigya Sharma, Karn Pratap Khuteta, Kirti Rathore &  Jaya Gajawat showcased the latest trends on the catwalk. The event also saw Bollywood actor Himansh Kohli, famous TV actor Aman Verma, Mr India finalist Bharat Sainani & top model Mudit Malhotra who walked the runway as showstoppers along with city’s popular faces Sangeeta Gharu, Dushyant Katewa & Priyanka Parashar. The show was directed by Abhimanyu Singh Tomar. Bollywood groovy tracks as well as international chartbusters like Cheap Thrills by Sia or Sorry by Justin Bieber were played on the catwalk.

Here I am sharing the personal portraits I shot at backstage (as usual) of the collection to give a closer look on details of the ensembles. While I was having fun shooting backstage, official photographer Jiten Agarwal was having blast shooting the runway (check the runway images on JPIC.in)

Photographs & text by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore.

Location-Grand Uniara, Jaipur

Designer-Suvigya Sharma
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Akshay Rathore
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Model Dushyant
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Mudit Malhotra
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Dhruv Soni

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Pooja Miglani
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Aishwarya Joshi
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Sangeeta Gharu

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Manvi Saroya
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Model Bharat Sainani for designer Karn Pratap Khuteta.
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Antima & Priyanka
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A happy selfie. Designer Gazal Mishra with model Aishwarya.
Jaya Gajawat
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Sangeeta Gharu

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Manvi

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Kirti Rathore
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Ravi
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Royal & regal. Model Mohit
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Men wearing statement jewels is a common sight in Rajasthan Rajput weddings.Model Vishwaraj

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Model Dushyant Katewa.
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Bollywood actor Himansh Kohli moments before the show.
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Television actor Aman Verma joining the hand of designer  Kirti Rathore for the final bow.

Photo Essay- Take a Bow

There is something endearing about that moment, when the designer is taking a bow at the end of his/her show. It’s their moment of glory after spending months & days into making a collection. My photo essay focuses on how differently Indian designers celebrates the tradition of taking a bow which also tells a bit about their personality, some do it cheerfully, some do it along with bollywood stars & some just wave & go.

Enjoy this photo essay which I recently shot at Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 16 & mention your views & thoughts in the comment section below.

Photographs & text by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore.

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Gaurav Gupta with his supermodel brigade, Kanishtha, Sapna & Rachel Bayros
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Anavila Misra
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Anupamaa Dayal with her tribal gang.
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Designer Nitya Arora.
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Doing it traditional way. Designer team at Virtues by Ashish, Viral & Vikrant.
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Samant Chauhan celebrating the electrifying moment of taking a bow.

And some designer duos.

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Hemant & Nandita
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Amrita & Gursi of Lovebirds
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Pankaj & Nidhi
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Shantanu & Nikhil with supermodel Lakshmi Rana.

And taking a bow with Bollywood stars as their showstoppers.

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Designer Rohit Kamra with Bollywood actor Randeep Hooda.
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Shruti Sancheti with Aditi Rao Hydari.
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Mandira Wirk with Bollywood Actress & yesteryears supermodel Malaika Arora.
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Sharing Aww moment. Designer Namrata Joshipura with actress Athiya Shetty.

And some young designers of the country.

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Ujjawal Dubey

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Chandrani Siingh Fllora
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Vogue India fashion fund winner Dhruv Kapoor
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Gaurav Jai Gupta
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Ragini Ahuja of IKAI
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Aneeth Arora 
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Pallavi Mohan

And some industry legends.

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Rajesh Pratap Singh
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Anita Dongre
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David Abraham with model Donna Masih.
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Malini Ramani
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Rohit Gandhi & Rahul Khanna with Varul Behl, Troy Costa, JJ Vallaya.
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Rina Dhaka

And the best moment of AIFW A/W 16 will be this one, the moment when the president of FDCI (fashion design council of India) Sunil Sethi celebrated the moment with the designers of finale at the fashion week.

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