Photo essay-Day 2-Backstage-Rajasthan Heritage Week

Day 2 of Rajasthan Heritage Week was all about celebrating creations by the national awardee weavers & artisans. Along with the artisans the show also witnessed collections by veteran designers including Rohit Kamra, Rajneeral, Bangalore based Manish Saksena & Pavithra Muddaya.

I placed myself as ususal at backstage, observing & shooting the collections closely. For Day 2 I wanted to explore the minimalist photography with clean frames focusing on the colors of the creations & mostly with only one or two models in a frame. A big thanks to all the models who were very patient & comfortable with me to create some nice portraits. Also it was interesting to shoot so many female models donning beautiful saris by the weavers of Rajasthan. I personally loved the collection by Rajneeral as it was very edgy & full of prints with quirk. The day ended with the collection by Jaipur’s very own Rohit Kamra who presented his line of contemporary menswear in woollen khadi in well tailored cuts. The silhouette included breeches, sherwanis, bandhgala & achkan.

Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

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The hair texture is amazing.
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Beauty look for day 2.
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Sangeeta Gharu.
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A smile is the best make up any girl could wear. Model Devanshi Verma.

 

Sari Not Sorry!

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Miss Diva 2016 Roshmitha Harimurthy.

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Model Dewanshi Verma
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Model Rakshitha Sunaina
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Model Manvi
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Model Jasenka Bijelic
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Model Kanika Toure

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Model Rhea Subbaiah
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Model Sangeeta Gharu 
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Model Swathi Bhandary in a colorful sari.
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Model Marcela Ayesha
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Designed by Gramin Sansthan, Barmer by Vikram Singh & Ruma Devi. Model-Antima
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Model Ashanti.
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Model Heena Bhalla.
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Designed by national awardee weaver Sitaramji from Barmer. Model –Naina Khan.
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Love this quirky patched work outfit by designer Pavitra Muddaya from Banglore.
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Model-Medha Rana

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Model Priyanka Singh

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Kitschy hair accessories.
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Mohan Neelakantan styling supermodel Lakshmi Rana.

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Designer-Rajneeral Babutta

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Sharon Alexander in one of the quirky creation by Rajneeral.
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Geek chic.
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Nerd Fashion.
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Model Roshmitha.

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Designer-Rohit Kamra

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Model Sandy Malik.
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Model Nikhil Hariwansh.
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Cool dapper. Model Harshvardhan Ahlawat.
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Mr India Prateik Jain in classic dhoti inspired ensemble by Jaipur’s very own Rohit Kamra.
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Model Saagar Gera.
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Fashion week also saw Jaipur based male models Akshay & Vishwaraj from the agency StyleSkool showcasing designer outfits on the runway.

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Mr. India finalist Dev Paimal.
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Mr India. Arry Dabas.
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Model Vibhu Verma.
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Model Akshay Rathore
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Model Siddharth Vijayvargia & Dushyant Katewa.
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New face spotted at Rohit Kamra show.
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Model Iqbal & Irfan.

Photo essay-Backstage-Day 1-Rajasthan Heritage Week

Day 1

Rajasthan Heritage Week

Venue-Diggi Palace, Jaipur

Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

After successful first edition of Rajasthan Heritage week the Khadi board & government of Rajasthan in association with Prasad Bidapa Associates announced the second edition of the fashion week. The three day fashion extravaganza celebrated handmade in Rajasthan & included collections from India’s some of the most renowned designers along with 8 national award winning artisans. The shows were choreographed by supermodel Noyonika Chatterjee & ace choreographer Kevin Oliver. Mohan Neelakantan (am a big fan of his work for Elle India) & Anu Jha styled the designer collections. The show included models from all over the country along with India’s original supermodel brigade including Lakshmi Rana, Sonalika Sahay & Deepti Gujral.

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Model Payal in Swati Ubroi’s creation.
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Rudra Pratap Singh of Diggi Palace.

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Swati Ubroi

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Model Kanika Toure
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Bharat Sainani.
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Supermodel Lakshmi Rana.
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Model Rhea Subbaiah

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Sidharth & Rakshitha.

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Model Ashanti.
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Roshmita with Saagar Gera.
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Miss diva 2016 Roshmitha Harimurthy in classic red bridal made with kota doria.
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Heena Bhalla with Saagar Gera.
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Sangeeta & Iqbal.
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Model Heena Bhalla.

Rajesh Pratap Singh

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Model Priyanka Singh

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Model Nikhil Hariwansh
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Pragati Belliappa & Devanshi Verma
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Naina Khan.
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Rajesh Pratap Singh with supermodel Deepti Gujral.

Himmat Singh

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Model Sandy Malik in classic hollywood look by designer Himmat Singh.
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Rishabh Bajaj.
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Model Siddharth Vijaivargia in formal suit.
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Trend-Brooches & Bow ties.

Urvashi Kaur

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Model Sangeeta Gharu.
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Model Heena Bhalla

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Designer Urvashi Kaur having selfie moment with the models post show.

Ajay Kumar

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Vibhu Verma
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Florals for men.
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Mr India Prateik Jain in colorful floral printed shirt with statement metallic necklace.
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Model Rishabh Bajaj.

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Love the quirky shoes.

Samant Chauhan

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Military details.

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Soft side for men.
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Bharat Sainani.

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Trend-Statement Earcuff.

Raghavendra Rathore

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Raghavendra Rathore showcased his range of evening gowns & fomal suits.

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Feminine hair accessories.
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Naina Khan & Sharon Alexander.

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Rohit Bal

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Model Ashanti.
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Model Harshvardhan Ahlawat.
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Rohit Bal gave us some major shoe goals.

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Sandy Malik in classic black bandhgala sherwani.
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Folk dancers of Rajasthan.
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Beauty look for day 1 of the fashion week. Models Pragati & Dewanshi Verma.

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Model Rhea in Sunaina Sood‘s creation.
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Models having fun time-backstage.

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