Sneak Peek-Rajasthan Heritage Week

Rajasthan Heritage Week is back with another spectacular season. It’s a great initiative by Khadi board along with Government of Rajasthan in association with Prasad Bidapa Associates. This edition brings some of the best designers & weavers together on one platform to celebrate the luxury of handloom masterpieces of Rajasthan. Few weeks back the campaign was shot at various heritage places of pink city, Jaipur. So here are some exclusive behind the scene pictures which I shot while the campaign was being photographed by ace photographer Haider Khan.

The event will be held from 7-10 December at Diggi Palace, Jaipur. Also do not forget to check out the entire schedule for the fashion week at the end of this post below.

Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore.

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Designer- Vidhi Sighania. Model– Chandni & Devika

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Designer- Vidhi Sighania. Model-Elizaveta
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Designer-Rohit Bal
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Designer-Raghavendra Rathore. Model-Akash Prabhu
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Designer- Vidhi Sighania. Model-Preity Sinha
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Designer-Rohit Bal. Model-Raksha Belliappa
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Designer-Rohit Bal. Model-Payal Ponnapa
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Designer-Rohit Bal

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Designer-Rohit Bal
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Designer-Raghavendra Rathore
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Designer-Raghavendra Rathore. Model– Devesh Khanduja
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Designer-Raghavendra Rathore. Model- Sajid Shaikh
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Fashion guru Prasad Bidapa.

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In-between the shots.
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Designer-Rajesh Pratap Singh. Models– Raksha & Arry Dabas
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Details.
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Show schedule.
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Backstage- JJ Valaya- Spring/Summer 18

Amazon India Fashion Week Spring/Summer 18

Designer- JJ Valaya

Collection- The PUNJAB (Kapurthala)

Place- NSIC complex, New Delhi

Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

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Model Hida posing with Aasttha Ssidana.
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Model Erika Packard (left) & Saloni Khanna (Right).
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Model Shashi Bangari with Mili Soni.
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The process. Model Mili Soni.
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Model Sony Kaur opened the grand show by JJ Valaya.
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Supermodel Lakshmi Rana.

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Model- Klaudia Kováčová

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Supermodel Sucheta Sharma James.
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Model- Ashanti.

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Model-Ikram Kebdani.

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Model Mansi Kadian  & Divya Mishra
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Happy ending. Models posing happily with couturier JJ Valaya.

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.

Backstage-IISW-Highlights

The final day of India International Style Week season 2 was a complete fashion extravaganza. From veteran to upcoming designers the show had it all. Top models like Carol Gracias & Lakshmi Rana graced the runway with Bollywood actress Mugdha Godse as showstoppers. The show also saw vivid range of color palette in the collections, from Chirag Nainani‘s indigo to Gazal Mishra‘s pastels to Niharika Pandey‘s quirky take on vibrant tones. The show ended with a thanking note by show director Abhimanyu Singh Tomar with event director Akhilesh Agarwal & promised for another fashion carnival in upcoming month of this year.

Here are some of exclusive backstage pictures shot by me at the final day of the fashion week to give you all a closer look at the collections. Also have a look at the runway images shot officially by photographer Jiten Agarwal here on his page JPIC.in.

Text & photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore.

Designer-Chirag Nainani
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Model Akanksha Maurya
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Model Siddharth Vijaivargia.

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Model Priyanka Parashar.
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Model Siddharth with Dushyant Katewa.
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Model Kanchan.
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Model-Aishwarya Joshi
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Model Akanksha Maurya.
Designer-Niharika Pandey
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Model Kanchan(left) & Monica (right).

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Models- Akanksha Maurya with Kanchan.
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Wild & untamed. Model Aishwarya Joshi

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Model Bhanu Priya

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Designer-Jaya Mishra
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Royal & regal. Model Dushyant Katewa

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Model Preity Sinha (left) & Ishika Agnihotri (right)
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Model Devika Das
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Model Akshay (left) & Ravi (right)

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Designer-Geet Vaishakh

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Model Devika Das.

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Model Anjana.

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Designer-Antara Goswami

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Designer-Anshu Raja Jain

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Designer-Gazal Mishra
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Model Priyanka Khatri.

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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
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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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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

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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Mudit Malhotra
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Dhruv Soni

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Pooja Miglani
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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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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.

Sakhi by Vedanta Hindustan Zinc -Fashion Show 2015

Vedanta Sakshi by Hindustan Zinc

‘Sakhi’ is an initiative taken by Vedanta Hindustan Zinc regarding women empowerment. They believe  when you empower a rural women, socially and economically, she bring prosperity in her family, village and ultimately the entire country and I completely agree with them. Once the rural and tribal women are part of ‘Sakhi’ they are groomed and trained in non-Farm based activities that included tailoring, stitching, tie & dye, meenakari, terracotta, embroidery, artificial jewellery making, etc.

Supermodels like Lakshmi Rana, Sonalika Sahay and Femina Miss India Koyal Rana walked the ramp in creations by rural & tribal women at ‘Sakhi’, presenting a line of ethnic wear. The show was choreographed by ace choreographer Rashmi Virmani and make-up was done by Anu Mehra. Front row witnessed the veteran fashion designers like Anand Bhushan,Jattinn Kochhar, Rajdeep Ranawat and princess Diya Kumari was the cheif guest.

In association with ETV Rajasthan.

Venue- Clerks Amer,Jaipur

Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

This is how the show started, love the shadow play, very interesting way of storytelling along with a informative documentary. You see the documentary here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOE87J2thuE
This is how the show started, love the shadow play, very interesting way of storytelling along with a informative documentary.
You can see the documentary here-  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOE87J2thuE
Decorated ramp with beautiful Rajasthan folk painting called 'mandana'.
Decorated ramp with beautiful Rajasthani folk painting called ‘mandana’.
Supermdel Lakshmi Rana sashayed down the runway in red Rajasthani bandhani saree.
Supermdel Lakshmi Rana sashayed down the runway in red Rajasthani bandhani saree.

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Supermdel Donna Masih.
Supermdel Donna Masih.
Model Nikita Sahay (left) Lakshmi Rana(middle) and Kanika Dev (right)
Model Nikita Sahay (left) Lakshmi Rana (middle) and Kanika Dev (right)
Kids were also sent on runway and showcased a line of school uniforms.
Kids were also sent on runway and showcased a line of school uniforms.
Supermodel Sonalika Sahay.
Supermodel Sonalika Sahay.
Femina Miss India Koyal Rana was showstopper.
Femina Miss India Koyal Rana was showstopper.

Vedanta Sakshi by Hindustan Zinc

'Kesariya Balam' was played as show music to make the aura culturally rich.
‘Kesariya Balam’ was played as show music to make the aura culturally rich.
The designers were the rural and tribal women of Rajasthan working for 'Sakhi' campaign.
The designers were the rural and tribal women of Rajasthan working for ‘Sakhi’ campaign.

Know more details about ‘Sakshi’ Campaign on their official blog- http://vedantasakhi.blogspot.in/