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Lavanya Bahuguna

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JWB’s Backstage Fun On Day 1 At Rajasthan Heritage Week Show!

  • JWB Post
  •  December 4, 2015

 

We can’t tell you how much fun we had backstage with all the designers and models last evening at the Rajasthan Heritage Week. From ethnic wear like sarees and salwar-kameez, we saw trends like chic dresses, jumpsuits and coats made of Khadi and Kota Doria ruling the runway.

Let this blog be your reporter from Day 1 when both Indian and international designing houses showcased their weaves and craftworks. But before that let us show you how our Blogger Komal grabbed the fashion insights from the talented designers of the Arch Academy of Design, our official Fashion Blogger for RHW! Follow Arch’s Twitter page to know all the happening backstage!

 

And see who she ran into! India’s supermodel Nayanika Chaterjee!!!

 

 

Coming back to the collections…We have been telling you non-stop how much we admire the Bangladeshi designer Bibi Russell who, with her creations, has empowered so many grassroot level artisans in true sense. Her designs were nothing but majestic. See yourself:

 

 

No wonder, everyone admired her riot of colors.

 

 

 

Next to spread magic was Sri Lanka-based Designer Ajai Vir Singh. His exclusive men’s collection as to die for. Don’t believe us? Have a look at his brilliant vision that has turned traditional Indian textile into something we call ‘Dandy’:

 

 

Can you risk wearing those oh-so-stylish pants?

 

 

We’re clapping for you, Ajai!

 

Kaaryah was next to blow our minds with their jewel-toned couture. Their vibrant handmade fabrics like khadi and cotton were incorporated using Rajasthani techniques like ‘abhala’ and ‘bandhani’. Have a look:

 

 

Nasruddin Ansari rediscovered the beauty of Indian wear, see how:

 

Sabir Bhai, another award-winning weaver from Kaithoon in Kota district, displayed Kota Saris done in leheriya. Check out this backstage picture:

 

Jason & Anshu flattered us with their brand ‘smallshop’. They displayed peasant-turned-high-street fashion on the ramp. Give their collection a look:

 

And last but not the least, city’s Pallavi Jaipur demonstrated her embroideries like aari-tari, mirror work, dabka, zardozi, mukaish, resham, gota-patti with sequins, beads and crystals on bright (red to be precise) khadi textile!

Pallavi-jaipur

 

The live performances along with beautiful collection have set our spirits high for today and tomorrow. Let’s see what this initiative by the Khadi Board and the Rajasthan government, in association with Prasad Bidapa Associates, has in a kitty! The idea is to promote the concept of ‘Handmade in Rajasthan’, thereby generating employment and exposure for the state’s weavers. Will you visit Hotel Clarks Amer tonight at 6 pm to witness the grand Day 2?

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