Backstage-Bibi Russell-Rajasthan Heritage Week 2017

Shot at Rajasthan Heritage Week 2017

Designer- Bibi Russell

Show director-Prasad Bidapa

Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

 

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Supermodels together. Lakshmi Rana & Sonalika Sahay
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Model-Saagar Gera
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Model Shweta Dolli
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Model Adarsh Nair
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Supermodel Rachel Bayros
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Model Dev Paimal
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Mr.India Prateek Jain
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Shoes with pom-pom details.
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Designer Bibi Russell giving final touches to the outfit on supermodel Noyonika Chatterjee.
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Supermodel Sonalika Sahay

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Model Nikhil

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Model Diwakar Dua.

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Mr India Arry Dabas
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Model Raksha Belliappa
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Model Medha Rana
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Model Ashanti Singh
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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.

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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No photographs please!
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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.

Highlights-Day 1 Rajasthan Heritage Week

Rajasthan Heritage Week, an event by the Khadi Board and the Rajasthan government, in association with Prasad Bidapa Associates took place in the heart of Pink city, Jaipur. The three day fashion week witnessed collections from fashion industry’s veteran designers like Ritu Kumar, Abraham & Thakore, Bibi Russell,etc along with national award winning weavers & artisans. Country’s top models like Lakshmi Rana, Rachel Bayros, Sapna Kumar, Sucheta SharmaDeepti Gujral & Nayanika Chaterjee to name a few, showcasing the beautiful creations at the fashion extravaganza. Fashion guru Prasad Bidapa also the creative director of the project artistically put together the entire show with creative styling, beautiful music & grand backdrops.

So here are the highlights for day 1 at Rajasthan Heritage Week.

Photographs & text by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

1.Bibi Rusell– Bangaladeshi fashion  designer Bibi Rusell showcased her ready-to-wear collection included kota doria sarees,kurtis & skirts for women and also created ensembles for men using Pattu Shawl from Barmer,Rajasthan. Models were dressed from head to toe in Rajasthani accessories included turbans,Kitsch Bindis & earrings made from desi bangles.

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Supermodel Lakshmi Rana opened the show for Bibi Russell.
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Model –Ashwathi
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Supermodel Rachel Bayros.
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Model-Sucheta Sharma
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Provogue Mr. India Prateek Jain in one of the creations by Bibi Russell.
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Model Jitesh Thakur

2. Kaaryah- The colorful & vibrant collection included gypsy details,bohemian fringes along with Rajasthani Lehariya. Collection also included semi-formal pieces like high waisted trouser and Khadi pencil skirt.IMG_9605

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Model-Subhamita Banerjee

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3.Ajai Vir Singh-Sri Lanka based designer Ajai Vir Singh’s brand ‘Conscience‘ showcased ready to wear,casual line for men. Pieces included khadi shirts paired with skinny trousers along with long kurtas. Dapper show started with iconic song ‘no women no cry’.

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Model-Saagar Gera

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designer Ajai Vir Singh taking bow at the fashion week.

4. Jason & Anshu- Smallshop by Jason and Anshu presented a line of ready to wear for men & women. The whimsical collection included pieces like dhoti trousers,zippered jackets & shift dresses. Love the painterly shoes.

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Bengaluru supermodel Rachel Bayros opened the show.
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Supermodel Deepti Gujral.

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Love this oversized printed jumper on model Ashwathi.

IMG_95215. Pallavi Jaipur- Finale Designer for day 1 was Jaipur based Pallavi Murdia, who presented Ethnic wear with a modern twist. Embroidery work included the bling crafts of Rajasthan such as gotta patti,aari tari,dabka & zardozi.

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Show started with dazzling performance by artist Manisha Gulyani. Music for the show included live performance of iconic songs like “Chaap Tilak”, “piya re’ & “damadam Mast”.
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Well styled with beautiful drapes. Model-Lakshmi Rana

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Kitschy Scarf.
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Desi Bauble (Remember Sonam Kapoor’s look at Cannes)