Backstage-Vastra 2017

Event- Vastra International Textile & Apparel Fair 2017

Show director –Prasad Bidapa

Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

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Designer-Hemant Trevedi. Model-Naina Khan.
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Designer-Hemant Trevedi. Model Lalit Choudhary.
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Designer-Hemant Trevedi. Models- Arry, Dewanshi & Nikhil.
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Designer-Hemant Trevedi. Model– Dewanshi Verma.
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Designer-Hemant Trevedi.
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Designer-Hemant Trevedi. Model-Devesh Khanduja.
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Fashion guru Prasad Bidapa posing with models in Hemant Trevedi‘s creation.

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Model Manvi Saroya.
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Model Raksha with Dewanshi.
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Timing. (PS- My favorite picture from this series)

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The real fun & drama lies at backstage.
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Model Preity Sinha.

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Gypsy Chic with those bright colors.
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Model Payal with Chandini donning Rajasthani jewels & turban.
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Model Aishwarya Joshi.
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Model Raksha.

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Girls gone wild. Model Sangeeta Gharu with Naina Khan.
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Mr India Arry Dabas posing happily with model Naina Khan.
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Model Dhroov Soni in an outfit by designer Rohit Kamra.

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Model Akash Prabhu from Bengaluru.

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Model Arry Dabas wearing designer Himmat Singh.

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Model Karan Medappa in Himmat Singh.
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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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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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A happy selfie. Designer Gazal Mishra with model Aishwarya.
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Sangeeta Gharu

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Manvi

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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.

Portfolio 2016-Pearl Academy, Jaipur

Pearl Academy, Jaipur witnessed another trendy season of their annual event Portfolio 2016. The event showcased creations by the graduating batch of fashion design & jewellery design on the ramp & textile design along with the first batch of Interior design presented their work in the exhibition before the runway show.The show was choreographed by ace choreographer Rashmi Virmani of The Ramp. Top models like Donna Masih, Radhika Bopaiah, Rinku Pahel & Saud Khan to name a few graced the runway in students’ creations. Veteran designer Rina Dhaka was the chief guest of the event.

Here are few of the best designs by the graduating batch of Pearl Academy, Jaipur.

Photographs & text by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore.

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Classic shapes.
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Femme-fatale.
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Models in surrealist fashion.
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Robotic Mughal women? Love this statement creation by designer Kinnori Talukder.
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Model in avant garde design by student Dinesh Kumar.
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Model Donna Masih was seen in all happy mood in colorful creation by designer Sukriti.
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Corsets again.
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Texture play.
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New checks. Model Saud Khan looked dapper in this print on print creation by student Nikhil Dawani.
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Delicate details.
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Who need shoes when we have divine white dresses like that.
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Model Aanchal in creation by Harshika Kewalramani.
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At the end all the hard work paids off.
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Reminds me of Panchatantra illustrations.
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Model Radhika Bopaiah in monochromatic dress.

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Arabian nights
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Beautiful cape created out of jute.
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Print Mania-Model Runa Laha with Subhamita

Street Smart Looks

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Trend-Denim on denim

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Geek chic.
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Modern grunge.
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Stripes play.

Accessories Alert

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Models Namrata Shetty & Aanchal Oberoi in creations by jewellery design student of Pearl Academy,Jaipur.

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Futuristic sunglasses.

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Model Rinku Pahel donning warrior inspired jewellery.
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These boots are meant for walking.

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Highlights-Day 1 Rajasthan Heritage Week

Rajasthan Heritage Week, an event by the Khadi Board and the Rajasthan government, in association with Prasad Bidapa Associates took place in the heart of Pink city, Jaipur. The three day fashion week witnessed collections from fashion industry’s veteran designers like Ritu Kumar, Abraham & Thakore, Bibi Russell,etc along with national award winning weavers & artisans. Country’s top models like Lakshmi Rana, Rachel Bayros, Sapna Kumar, Sucheta SharmaDeepti Gujral & Nayanika Chaterjee to name a few, showcasing the beautiful creations at the fashion extravaganza. Fashion guru Prasad Bidapa also the creative director of the project artistically put together the entire show with creative styling, beautiful music & grand backdrops.

So here are the highlights for day 1 at Rajasthan Heritage Week.

Photographs & text by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

1.Bibi Rusell– Bangaladeshi fashion  designer Bibi Rusell showcased her ready-to-wear collection included kota doria sarees,kurtis & skirts for women and also created ensembles for men using Pattu Shawl from Barmer,Rajasthan. Models were dressed from head to toe in Rajasthani accessories included turbans,Kitsch Bindis & earrings made from desi bangles.

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Supermodel Lakshmi Rana opened the show for Bibi Russell.
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Model –Ashwathi
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Supermodel Rachel Bayros.
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Model-Sucheta Sharma
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Provogue Mr. India Prateek Jain in one of the creations by Bibi Russell.
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Model Jitesh Thakur

2. Kaaryah- The colorful & vibrant collection included gypsy details,bohemian fringes along with Rajasthani Lehariya. Collection also included semi-formal pieces like high waisted trouser and Khadi pencil skirt.IMG_9605

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Model-Subhamita Banerjee

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3.Ajai Vir Singh-Sri Lanka based designer Ajai Vir Singh’s brand ‘Conscience‘ showcased ready to wear,casual line for men. Pieces included khadi shirts paired with skinny trousers along with long kurtas. Dapper show started with iconic song ‘no women no cry’.

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Model-Saagar Gera

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designer Ajai Vir Singh taking bow at the fashion week.

4. Jason & Anshu- Smallshop by Jason and Anshu presented a line of ready to wear for men & women. The whimsical collection included pieces like dhoti trousers,zippered jackets & shift dresses. Love the painterly shoes.

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Bengaluru supermodel Rachel Bayros opened the show.
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Supermodel Deepti Gujral.

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Love this oversized printed jumper on model Ashwathi.

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Show started with dazzling performance by artist Manisha Gulyani. Music for the show included live performance of iconic songs like “Chaap Tilak”, “piya re’ & “damadam Mast”.
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Well styled with beautiful drapes. Model-Lakshmi Rana

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Kitschy Scarf.
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Desi Bauble (Remember Sonam Kapoor’s look at Cannes)

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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