Backstage-Pankaj & Nidhi A/W 2017

Backstage diaries

Designer-Pankaj & Nidhi

Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2017

Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

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Model Anna Bhasin smiling at the camera.

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Model Sangeeta Gharu
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Model Alice Rosario getting her dress fixed.

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Monochromatic checks.
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Model Surbhi.
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Final touch-ups before the runway. Model Aishwarya Sushmita.
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No paparazzi please. Supermodel Alesia Raut.(my favorite shot from this series)
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High glamour.

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Happy moments.

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Model Krishna Somani.
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Supermodel Rachel Bayros.

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Sapna Kumar.
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Details.
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Final line-up before the show.

Models Off Duty-AIFW A/W 17

What India’s top models wore off duty at Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2017.

Place-Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi

Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

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Vikki & Mirian
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Aditi, Shashi & Ketholeno Kense.
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Supermodel Lakshmi Rana.
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Jasenka Bijelic.
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Boy Gang-Anjeet & Muzamil
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Aditi, Mitali & Shashi.
Saloni Khanna
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Malkeet Singh-models off Duty-aifw-street style india-fashion-indian models (29)
Glamorous off duty as well Malkeet Singh.
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Klaudia & Archana Akil Kumar.
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Ashutosh Malik
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Leggy beauty. Mitali Rannorey
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Atul Kumar Tripathi.
models off Duty-aifw-street style india-fashion-indian models (12)
Sucheta Sharma
models off Duty-aifw-street style india-fashion-indian models (10)
Sangeeta Gharu
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Supermodel Archana Akil Kumar with Fabio.
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Model squad goals.
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Anna Bhasin

models off Duty-aifw-street style india-fashion-indian models (6)

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Arjun Zander

models off Duty-aifw-street style india-fashion-indian models (9)

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Ketholeno Kense.
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Rikee, Donna & Candice Pinto.

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Platform cover girl Dipti Sharma.
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RL bond.
Mudit Malhotra
Mudit Malhotra
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Ikram Kebdani with fellow model.
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Sumit Singh
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Heena Bhalla & Aasttha Ssidana.
Alice Rosario
Alice Rosario
models off Duty-aifw-street style india-fashion-indian models (24)
Miriam

models off Duty-aifw-street style india-fashion-indian models (23)

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Anna with Hasleen Kaur.
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Jitesh Thakur, Actor & model.
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Himanshu Bhati.

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Swathi Bhandary
Swathi Bhandary
Suraj Dhalia
Suraj Dhalia
models off Duty-aifw-street style india-fashion-indian models (3)
Stuart Court
models off Duty-aifw-street style india-fashion-indian models (16)
Sony Kaur
models off Duty-aifw-street style india-fashion-indian models (33)
Rahul Sharma.
models off Duty-aifw-street style india-fashion-indian models (31)
Klaudia
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From Left to Right-Suraj, Alice, Imran, Bardeep & Sony.

Portraits-Jaipur Literature Festival

Zee Jaipur Literature Festival the annual literary festival happens every year in the heart of pink city Jaipur, Rajasthan. As the festival is just 3 days away so I thought this would be the right time to publish the portrait series which I shot last year in 2016. This year is going to be special as it also marks the 10th anniversary of the festival.There is something mesmerizing about the festival which drags me to Jaipur every year ever since I first volunteered in 2012. The people, the culture & the music everything is so perfect. Whether it’s the diggipuri chai, the venue diggi palace, clueless crowd or the beautiful voice of anchor Catriona Mitchell, I love everything about the festival.

Last year I thought to do black & white series of portraits capturing the important faces of festival in 2016 starting from the festival director William Dalrympal to controversial indian columnist Shobha De. I felt very lucky to capture these intriguing faces very closely. Every portrait is very special for me & I am very proud to share this photo series with all of you.

Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

 

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English comedian Stephen Fry.
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Legendary photo journalist Steve Mccurry.
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Transgender rights activist Lakshmi Narayan Tripathi
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Scottish historian & festival director of Jaipur Literature Festival, William Dalrymple.
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Columnist & novelist, Shobha De.
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Writer & photographer Abeer Hoque.
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A brief history of seven killings writer, Marlon James.
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Actress & singer, Ila Arun.
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Jamaican poet & fiction writer, Kei Miller.
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Founder of Siyahi, Mita Kapur.

 

Street Style India-Best of 2016

Looking for some style inspiration to welcome 2017? Here are the best of street fashion moments from this year & the trends which will be huge in 2017 as well. From fashion insiders to bloggers to models, street style this year has reflected a new approach to fashion in India.

Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore.

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Stripe Play. Angelique Raina
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Eyes for details. Komal Pandey.
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High on doodle print. Fashion Blogger Natasha Shrotri.
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Shereen Sikka & Trishala Sikka of Love and Other Bugs.
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Whimsical white. The very stylish Tetseo Sisters wearing Pero by Aneeth Arora.
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Slay it like a supermodel. Model Malkeet Singh.
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Denims forever. Take inspiration from fashion features director of Vogue India,Bandana Tewari.
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Printed dresses for every body types.
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The glamorous pink & powerful black. Lirminta
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Dots, dots everywhere. Artist Tanya Maheshwari in polka galore.
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Athleisure, talk about net mesh, visible metallic zippers, sneakers, bold slogans & logos, this trend has it all. Fashion designer Shyma Shetty with fashion blogger Kayaan Contractor.
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Green will be the color for 2017. Take a cue from fashion stylist & blogger Shaurya Mohan of Morphology blog.
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Metallic gold skirt paired cleverly with classic white shirt. And love the ombre tone pair up on this guy.
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Sheer beauty. Fashion blogger Sharmila Sharma paired sheer black cape with rigged denims & white sneakers.
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Feminine florals. Blogger Aanchal Rai.
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Menswear Blogger Varun of Beards Eye View blog.
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Bling for men. Style curator Kaa Lee Rajput.
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Who said black is boring? take a note from Shradha Kochhar.
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Music Festival Vibes. Purple dress with white sneakers.
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Nude buttery beige tones from delicate to sharply tailored. Fashion bloggers Garvita Garg & Charuta Yadav.

Photoessay-Rajasthan Style Fest 16

Pink city’s fashion enthusiasts came together to celebrate last day of Rajasthan Style Fest. The fashion extravaganza saw endless talent display from Paris Fashion Week designer Felix Bendish to Lakme Fashion Week’s Chirag Nainani, from city’s top models  to celebrity showstoppers, the show had it all. What also caught my attention was the unique styling especially the braided hairdos on models looked very verve. The show director & stylist Abhimanyu Singh Tomar successfully bought fashion & style factor together in the Jaipur city to celebrate the last day of Rajasthan style fest. While designer Felix Bendish had everyone captivated with his exaggerated & eccentric accessories, city’s very own designer Gazal Mishra went all patriotic with her line on handloom fabrics, saw models dressed in tricolor (which is a rare sight to see in a fashion event).

I placed my myself backstage(like always) to have a closer look at designer’s creation & also I have a thing for backstage photography which not only allows me to get candid with the models but also to explore a whole new different area of photography. Somehow I also managed to capture some action from the runway too.

Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

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Designer-Chirag Nainani
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Model Sangeeta Gharu with Priyanka Singh in designer Chirag Nainani‘s creation.
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Model Dushyant Katewa (left) looks suave in handloom kurta styled with Nehru cap.
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Models in handloom kurtas by designer Gazal Mishra.(right image- model Vishwaraj Singh Lavera with Akshay Rathore)

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Model in Chirag Nainani’s menswear line.Isn’t this perfect for hot summers?
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Model Alia in Felix Bendish‘s creation.
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Models in eccentric metallic jewels. (right-model Priyanka Parashar)
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Model Elly Emily (left) & Alia Gh (right)

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Backstage with model Monika Singh.

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Shirtless dusky men donning statement jewels by Felix Bendish.
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Indian or western, braids goes well with any style this season.

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The braided heads.
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Happily posing-Model Naina Khan.
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Bollywood actress Ruhi Singh in designer Gazal Mishra‘s ensemble.
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Some fashion moments backstage with Mrs Asia International, Komal Kalra Pagarani.

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Dusky beauty Sangeeta Gharu opened the show for designer Felix Bendish in an eccentric headgear.

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Model Rushali Yadav.

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Model Sharon Alexander in dazzling red ensemble.

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Statement necklace for men.
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Miss diva universe Apoorva Sharma was showstopper for Felix Bendish.

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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 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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