Humans of Jaipur Design Carnival 2017

Photo series shot at Jaipur Design Carnival (13th & 14th May 2017)

Pearl Academy, Jaipur

Shot by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

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Ace designer Manish Malhotra talking about his love for designing clothes & Bollywood.
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That smile-When one of the media member asked about how his mother inspired him. (Also it was mother’s day)
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During his interactive session with students of Pearl Academy.
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Manish Malhotra with Ramalingam Seetharaman, director-Pearl Academy, Jaipur.
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Nandita Abraham, CEO, Pearl Academy
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Manish Malhotra with Nandita Abraham while appreciating student’s work at jewelry exhibition.

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Candid moment.
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Very graceful & gorgeous, Nandita Abraham.
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Portrait-Craftman Hazarilal, Black Smithy.
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Errol Pires Nelson teaching students the art of braiding.
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“Talk of shining like stars and we Pearlites aim for the moon. An important affair – Pearl Academy’s very own Design Carnival hosted on May 13 – 14 was the perfect place to get a taste of innovation, direct insight to young minds with their work put up for discussions, taking up various interesting craft workshops and a lot more. The most ecstatic of them all being the theatrical act curated by the graduating batch of 2013-17 with their collections”.-Sonali Patel, graduating batch 2017.
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Weaver at Jaipur Rugs workshop.
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“It’s my first time in Jaipur & am very excited & happy with the kind of support Pearl Academy has shown in our craft Tangalia which is now a dying craft”- Baldev Bhai Rathod
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The magical world of toys. Shot Lalon while he was having fun with his students during his Make & Learn Toys workshop.
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Kavita Jain,  Facilitator of Lime Jaali workshop.
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“I always had passion for something fresh and unique which i got to see during Jaipur Design Carnival.  I like the idea of how students got inspired by things around them and expressed their ideas in an innovative way which unquestionably inspired me”. –Akansha Chauhan, Pearl Academy Alumni.
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“Tangalia weaving is 700 years old craft from Gujarat & am happy to share this art with students at Jaipur Design Carnival”- Abhinav, Craftsperson, Tangalia.

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Antonio Maurizio Grioli, Faculty-School of Fashion, Styling & Textiles at Pearl Academy.

Backstage-Abraham & Thakore

Backstage-Photo story

Designer-Abraham & Thakore (http://www.abrahamandthakore.com/ )

Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2017

Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

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Model Saloni Khanna.

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Classic bold stripes. Model Malkeet Singh.

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Model Arjun Zander.
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Supermodel Rikee Chaterjee having fun moment at backstage.

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Stripe play.

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Sequins love.

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Final touches.
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Model Birendra Singh.
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Model Palak Gupta
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Designer David Abraham & Rakesh Thakore posing happily with models after the show.

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.

Photo Essay-Style

‘Style’ a term used many times when we read a fashion magazine or when we talk about fashion in general. As I always love documenting street fashion at the fashion weeks I thought to try out something new which defines the term ‘style’ more than clothes. This photo essay focuses on interesting faces I met at the fashion week & the result is below.

Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

Shot at Amazon India Fashion Week Spring/Summer 17, New Delhi.

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Mayank Chauhan (left), Lirminta (right)
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Alice Rosario
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Sumit Singh (left)

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Charuta Yadav (left), Pallavi Chaturvedi (right)

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Bardeep Dhiman (left), Sherwin & Stuart (right)
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Vaibhav Anand
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Jeremy Cabral (left) & Saud Khan (right)
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Saurabh Singh
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Shivi Tandon (left) & Rhyan Atrice (right)
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Shaurya Mohan (left) & Palak Gupta (right)
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Arya Bhat

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Peeyush Kamboj (right)
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Atul Tripathi
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Suraj Dhalia
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Devyani Kapoor (right)
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Mawi Neitham
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Alice

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Shivi Tandon & Srishti Agarwal

Backstage-IISW-Jaipur

Pink city Jaipur witnessed another fashion extravaganza, this time it was India International Style Week (IISW) . The show was graced by Bollywood celebrities like Soha Ali Khan, Mandana Karimi & Nusrat Bharucha as showstoppers. The designers showcased their spring/summer line for the first season of IISW, city’s very own designer Gazal Mishra opened the show in neat silhouettes using vegetable dye mixed with kantha stitch. While designer Ken Ferns showcased his beach wear collection (which I will share in the next post) designer Shivina Agnani displayed the red carpet glamour & designer Akash Chaudhary presented his menswear line. Ace models from Delhi & Mumbai like Pooja Bimrah, Jitesh Thakur, Hida Siddhiqui, Jyotpriya Sud to name a few participated & increased the much needed glamour quotient of the event.The ornate show was choreographed by Lokesh Sharma who is also the show director (this time used a lot of grovy music on the runway).

I like always had fun time shooting at my favorite place-Backstage. Like I always say the real fun is backstage & I madly love the behind the scenes chaos at the fashion week( I also had an awkward moment ‘Bhaiyaji meri bhi photo lena’ which every fashion photographer hates, fashion blogging is an age old concept now but it seems it is still very new & developing atleast in Jaipur). Surprisingly the models were very cooperative as my photo essay was kinda invading their privacy, some of them refused & some agreed but overall it was a fabulous experience as I went home with some good clicks.

So this time presenting the show from the other angle & to let my viewers/readers to know (a little) about the glamorous & hectic lives of indian fashion models at the fashion week through this photo essay.

Text & Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

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Model-Bhavyata Sharma.

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Model Tridisha & Ishika (left) Miss India Heritage 2015 Pooja Bimrah in red carpet kinda pose (right)

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Frilly affair- Model Shweta Kaushik

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Candidly Mandana Karimi.
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Happy smiles! Soha Ali Khan (left) Bigg boss 9 star Mandana Karimi with designer Gazal Mishra (right) both the celebrities were showstopper for designer Gazal Mishra.
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Starry eyes-Model Tridisha Baruah

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Let me take a selfie. Model Pooja with Jitesh Thakur.
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All smiles- model Nikita Yadav
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Model Dushyant Katewa in four piece sky blue suit by Gazal Mishra.
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nervous moments.
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Model Tridisha Baruah & Ishika Agnihotri in sequinned gowns.
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Men in bandhgalas by designer Gazal Mishra.
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Designer Shivina Agnani presented her metallic evening gown designs inspired by theme ‘Drama Queens’.

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Model revising the choreography sequence.
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Model in headgear.
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Model Pooja Bimrah.

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All that glitters!

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Model Ishika right before going for the catwalk for designer Shivina Agnani.
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Go Green- Models in nature inspired creations.

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Make-up moments before the runway.
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This tribal jewellery is so kitsch. 
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Model-Jyotpriya Sud.
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Model Hida Siddiqui.
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Metallic jacket.
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Provogue Mr Photogenic winner Jitesh Thakur, dressed up in formals.
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Model Hida Siddhiqui all ready for the runway.
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Yes! men can wear pink.
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That look! male model in intense beard.
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Men in cool pastels.
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The wait- models lined up before the show.
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Model Jitesh Thakur in Gazal Mishra’s menswear line.

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Love this folk inspired metallic neckpiece.
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It is a very hectic moment for models as they have to run after every show for the next change & sometimes just have few minutes to change the clothes & get ready.
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Models in Gazal Mishra‘s creation.