Accessories Alert- Banjaran Jewels

Under project ‘Sakhi’ around 50 rural women from Rajasthan made beautiful ensembles which took months and days of hardwork. I was awestruck to see these beautifully crafted garments by rural women of Rajasthan. Ensembles were styled with bold and stylish statement jewels which definitely increased the glamour quotient. These Banjaran jewelleries are designed by Silver Centree,Jaipur which perfectly juxtaposes with these ethnic outfits.

Event- ‘Sakhi’ Fashion show by Vedanta Hindustan Zinc

Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

Sakhi Fashion show
Sakhi Fashion show

Statement RingsIMG_0983

Bold Mirror rings
Bold Mirror rings

Rajasthani maang Tikka & Earringssonalika sahay for vedanta Sakhi Lakshmi Rana for Sakhi Ishtailista IMG_1042 IMG_0963

Model Heena Bhalla
Model Heena Bhalla
Banjaran Bangles
Banjaran Bangles- love the gotta details on the bangles
Potli kitschy bags
Potli kitschy bags
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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/