The Fashion i-Workshop- Pearl Academy

Last week was full of fun & was completely memorable as I had this wonderful opportunity to do a collaborative fashion visual making workshop with photographer Tarun Garg at Pearl Academy, Jaipur. It was completely a different experience as I graduated two years back from Pearl Academy & now conducting this workshop with the students of the academy as a guest faculty. The 3 day workshop included lot of fun activities & of course the best part was photoshoots. It was interesting to see new students coming up with fresh ideas & even more fun was to guide them throughout the whole project & also to work so closely with the upcoming designers.

I won’t say much but I was impressed with the enthusiasm of the students & here is how we worked together on this workshop.

Photographs & Text by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

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Official Poster for the workshop designed by Kunal Dutta

 

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Final Result– Proud to see my students work being appreciated in exhibition at PORTFOLIO 16. Here are the credits for the images. 1. Shot by Gunjan Jain, Styled by Anjali, Model-Drishti, 2.Shot & Styled by Rajat Mittal, Model Shreshtha, 3.Styled by Mansi, Shot by Palak, Model Sakshi Khanna, 4. Designer & Photographer-Shubhangi Jain, Model-Vaishali,     5.Shot & styled by Palak Jain, Model-Mansi, 6.Shot & Styled by Drishti, Model-Vasudha Tiwari

Some behind the scenes action

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Me working on Styling( Picture Credits-Rajat Gupta)
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Photographer Tarun Garg guiding students on image making.
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Student capturing the images.
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Want to see more Behind the Scenes action? check out a small film I shot while students were working on the workshop. Click the link below for the Fashion Film

 

I can’t thank enough to Pearl Academy for making me part of this creative effort. Thank you so much Dr. Veena Dutta & Kunal Dutta for this amazing experience.

 

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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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Backstage-Ken Ferns

Ken Ferns runway show was definitely a party but what you might not be aware of is the backstage was equally a party in-fact a beachwear Hawaiian party to be precise. Ken Fern showcased his latest spring/summer collection at Jaipur for the first season of IISW (India International Style Week). Models were seen donning colorful floral headpieces, Geek glasses & were covered from head to toe in funky prints. Male models went a step ahead and were seen flaunting bare chested oiled bodies with summer tan & were wearing just printed beachwear shorts.

It seems like the print game is on in India with new designers & labels like Siddhartha Bansal, Quirk box & now Ken Ferns the quirky print trend has finally arrived to add lot of fun to your style. So through this photo essay I am taking you to the other side of runway i.e. backstage & giving you a closer look at Ken Ferns latest summer collection.

Text & Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

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Electrifying party at backstage.
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Model-Dushyant.

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Chips Time!
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Miss India Elite 2014 Bhavyata Sharma in quirky printed top with matching skirt.
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The screen at backstage helps the designer, stylists & models to coordinate & enjoy the runway moment.

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Model Jitesh Thakur in matching printed shorts & T-shirt.

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Flower Power
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Model Jatin Khirbat in printed speedos.
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Matching bag-packs with shorts.
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Models lined up for the sequence.
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Print connection. Yes there was a lot of similarity in terms of prints for both menswear as well as women’s wear.
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Hawaiian beach kind of look. Model-Anjeet Tushir
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Flower, flower everywhere.

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Geek-chic.
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How cool is that, insects as quirky motifs. Geek glasses adding more fun element to the look.

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Print on print for men.

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Lot of fun on runway.
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Show was not just about the typical catwalk, models were swirling & twirling on the runway. Models were also seen blowing whistles for the final run-through at the end.

Style Diaries:Abeer Hoque & Mona Eltahawy

ZeeJLF is a perfect platform to flaunt your personal style, though it’s a literary festival but in recent years the festival has taken a very stylish twist & also became a place to find people fashionably dressed. So I had a great chance of capturing two fierce ladies with strong opinions & style at Zee Jaipur Literature Festival this year, Abeer Hoque & Mona Eltahawy & would like to share & talk about their personal style one by one.

Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

1.Abeer Hoque- is a Bangladeshi American writer & photographer. 

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At Day 1 Zeejlf seen in traditional Anarkali.

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At Day 5 Zeejlf Abeer was spotted wearing houndstooth printed long kurta with front slit, designed by Humaira of Anokhi(Dhaka).

Want to know more about Abeer’s work?                                                                                          click here http://olivewitch.com/wordpress/about/

2.Mona Eltahawy– is a columnist & International Public speaker on Arab & muslim issues & global feminism.

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Mona was spotted wearing navy blue top paired up with high waisted polka dotted skirt & completed the look by teaming up with black boots.
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Mona with Robert Rutledge.
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at Day 5, Mona was seen wearing a red long dress with tie-up back & she teamed the dress with metallic cuffs.

Know more about her on http://www.monaeltahawy.com/

Wish I had captured both these ladies in one frame.(though you can find a picture of both of them on Mona’s Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/BA-u6p1su4O/?taken-by=monaeltahawy )

Aren’t they fabulous?

Street Style- Quirky Prints

Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2016 saw women in lot of colorful quirky prints & yes on all the age groups literally. Funky prints are definitely treat to eyes & was fascinated to see how these ladies styled them differently, after all jaipur lit fest is all about donning your personal style. Looking for a quirky style inspiration? Have a look at this photo essay I shot recently at the festival.

Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

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Loved the Mac D inspired french fry print with colored reflector sunglasses.

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You can carry a colorful stole if you are bit hesitant in enbracing a colorful print. You can even tone down the colors of your patchwork top by simply pairing it with denim.
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We saw quirky prints in various silhouettes.
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Mix black & white print with colorful print for a soothing touch. An aztec print also works well to keep up with the festive mood at Zee JLF.
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Prints are not only limited to clothes, you will find them almost everywhere, be it bagpacks,clutch or even on sneakers.
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Riot of colors.
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Florals for every age. I love people who dress up boldly without caring much about fashion or trends.

 

Street Style-Published work for Vogue India

Street Style at Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2016

Check my work on Vogue India. Click the link below

http://www.vogue.in/content/street-style-from-the-zee-jaipur-literature-festival-2016/#s-cust0

Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

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Street Style-Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2016

Young boys at Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2016 didn’t shied away from showing their stylish sides. Style diaries at ZEEJLF included lots of sunglasses, hats & creatively draped scarves.

Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

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Jaipur Art Summit 2015

Jaipur Art Summit is a 5 day art affair. It’s a distinctive art event which is a premier platform for budding artists who are into modern & contemporary art. With regular workshops going on for kids as well as adults this event was a must visit for all (whether art is your cup of tea or not).

Have a look at this photo story shot by me at the event.

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Creative hands-Kid during paper mache workshop session
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Art is not what you see, but you makes other see.-Edgar Degas
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Paint the world
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Every artis was first amateur-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Now have a look at some of my favorite artwork at exhibition area.

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Ganesha Graffiti by Jaipur artist.
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Artist-Pawan Kumar Sharma. Used the popular images like water tank,indian gods to create something interesting. I am a big fan of kitsch vehicle art in India & absolutely loved this piece of art.
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Art work by Sheetal Chitlangiya
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Artist Shalini Anand. Am sure a lot of fashion and especially Burberry trench coat lovers would like to style their wall with this quirky art.
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Hungarian artist Zsofia made an unique installation about weaving. Love the way she has presented the whole process in form of images and 3-D installation.
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Artist Sanatan Saha

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Art is never finished, only abandoned-Leonardo da Vinci