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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Akshay Rathore
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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.
Gazal Mishra
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Priyanka Parashar
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Antima & Priyanka
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A happy selfie. Designer Gazal Mishra with model Aishwarya.
Jaya Gajawat
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Sangeeta Gharu

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Manvi

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Kirti Rathore
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Ravi
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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.

Backstage-The Hottest Male Model Portraits

Since Rajasthan Heritage Week 2016 was full of crafts & celebrating the handmade in Rajasthan, the day 2 of the fashion week seems to be entirely dedicated to the handcrafted indian saree. The fashion week overall was high on womenswear but what grabbed the attention of the female attendees majorly were the handsome indian male models donning the 6 yards of grace (saree) with lot of panache & confidence. It was interesting to see how handcrafted sarees by the national awarded weavers were draped on male models, taking inspiration from ancient indian saree drapes.Talk about sarees as stole or sarees with denims, it included all the major possible experiments with 6 yards of fabric but on a male model body this time . So here is a small black & white photo essay celebrating the beauty of indian men in saree, which is very rare & completely deserves the attention.

Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

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Rishabh Bajaj.
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Harshvardhan Ahlawat.

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Dev Paimal with lord Shiva tattoo on his back.

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Model Mohammed Iqbal (left) & Rishabh Bajaj (right)
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Prajwal Ponnanna

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Well once Vidya Balan said “Saree is the only garment which covers the right amount & shows the right amount” . Does that applies on men too?
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Model Sandy Malik with Harshvardhan
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Siddharth Vijayvargie
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Irfan Shaik
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Well it’s not easy to look masculine in sarees, take a note from these boys.
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Sandy Malik.

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Vibhu Verma

Street Style-Lakme Fashion Week-Fashion Industry’s Insiders

Street Style- Lakme Fashion Week Summer/ Resort 16

Street fashion at Lakme Fashion Week this season was edgy, experimental yet was full of comfy clothes. This photo essay focuses on what Indian fashion industry’s insiders wore at the fashion week which includes fashion designers(of course), also includes fashion stylists, photographer & editors working at the leading fashion magazines of India. I always used to wonder what’s the personal style of leading stylists & editors who creates beautiful visual stories in the fashion publications, how they react to the trends with their personal style & was lucky to spot ( or say stalk) few of them at the fashion week in Mumbai.

Last time I did post on male models at the fashion week (and received great response, thank you so much my Ishtailish readers!) & my next post will be about fashion bloggers & their style diaries at Lakme Fashion Week ( Remember the post on Delhi Fashion Bloggers at AIFW? Now it’s time to explore what Mumbai bloggers wore)

Photographs & text by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

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Pranav Misra, Fashion Designer at Huemn
Chandni Bahri, stylist
Chandni Bahri, Fashion Stylist
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Harper’s Bazaar’s Edward Lalrempuia with Vogue India’s Bandana Tewari
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Bandana Tewari, Fashion features director
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Jayesh Sachdev, Designer at Quirk Box
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Pernia Qureshi, Actress & entrepreneur 

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Chandni Sareen, fashion stylist
Chandni Sareen, Fashion Stylist

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Fashion Stylist Kshitij Kankaria with Chandni Sareen.( Love this picture, white surrounded by prints)
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Karuna Laungani, Fashion Designer at ‘Jodi Life’ & Fashion Stylist
Urvashi Kaur, designer
Urvashi Kaur, Fashion Designer
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Divyank D’Souza, Fashion Director at Harper’s Bazaar Bride India
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Edward Lalrempuia, Fashion director at Harper’s Bazaar India

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Niharika Khan (left), Bollywood Stylist
Nishka Lulla, Fashion designer
Nishka Lulla, Fashion Designer
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Dhruv Kapoor, DRVV
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Sabina Chopra, Fashion consultant
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Shyma Shetty, Designer at Huemn

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Prayag Menon, Fashion Stylist with Porus Vimadalal, Fashion Photographer

 

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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Bianca,Jewelery DesignerBianca, Jewelery Designer

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IMG_5226Lindsay Carone, Research Student

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Rani Jiliana,Writer & broadcaster

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