Tourism Chic-Street Style India

Tourism chic has emerged as one of the biggest trends as far the recent european fashion weeks are concerned. Seems like ‘being unfashionable’ is the latest style on the runway. Whether it’s the classic khakis, colorful hawaiian shirts teamed up with flip flops or the casual travel ready look, the fashion inspiration for most of the recent  spring/summer 18 catwalk shows especially in menwear seems like inspired by this new trend.

I have been photographing tourists on the streets of Rajasthan for quite some time now as I find the clothes they put up as interesting & sometimes extremely stylish. More or less this style is definitely a stand-out one. So here are some of the trends I spotted on the local streets of Jaipur & Pushkar.

Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore.

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The loose fitted Hawaiian shirts are very common among tourists visiting India especially Rajasthan.
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For an effortless bohemian look this local street bag is must. Also it allows you to carry so much of stuff while travelling, so it makes sense.
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Beat the heat with these statement pairs of sunglasses.


Laid back is the new cool?
Messy hair.



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This look is definitely not for the faint-hearted.
When east meets west, the style magic happens instantly.

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That face!
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The common accessories spotted on the streets of Rajasthan, includes hats & scarves for women & stack bracelets for men.

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Reminds me of “Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hai”.
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The power of color indigo, as it gets mixed with any style without making it visually loud.
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For an instant standout look, opt for kitschy colorful skirts which are easily available on the local streets of Jaipur.
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The classic T-shirt with shorts look is still very common on the streets.

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At last, Namaste!

Street Style – Hair

I will start this blog post with the famous quote by legendary actress Joan Crawford “I think that the most important thing a woman can have-next to talent , of course is her hairdresser.”

Well which clearly tells how important hairstyles are, right hairstyle can add much needed panache to a simple outfit. There is another famous quote which tells the importance of a hairstyle is by American actor Christopher Walken who once said “my hair was famous before I was.”

In India Bollywood remains the strongest fashion inspiration for common people on the streets. However at this year’s Jaipur Literature Festival saw people in some of the most intriguing hairstyles. Talk about color, texture, length & volume people at ZEE JLF had it all.

So here is a photo essay I shot at this year’s Jaipur Literature Festival. The most interesting part is these people are not fashion celebrities , they are common people, tourists, delegates who have traveled to the city of Jaipur exclusively to attend the literature festival. I was so impressed to see lot of people experimenting with their hairstyles. So are you looking out for some hair inspiration?

Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

Decorating hair with beautiful natural flowers, afterall Frida Kahlo was not the only person to did that.
Ombre hair.
Beautiful Braid.This reminds me of last year’s hairstyles at last year’s Paris Fashion Week.


Fierce Red. This color reminds of character Miranda Hobbes(played by Cynthia Nixon) from 90s famous television series Sex and the City.



Some shots with face visible.

Love those curls.
Isn’t she stunning?