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.

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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

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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