ITANAGAR- The sixth edition of North East India Fashion Week – The Artisans Movement began at the Koro Happa River Island in Jollang, Itanagar, on November 18 with a series of enthralling designs showcased in front of a massive audience.
The fashion extravaganza is being organized by One Arunachal, a registered NGO dedicated towards raising awareness and preserving the traditional and cultural oneness of Arunachal Pradesh.
Arunachal Pradesh chief minister and chief guest of the event Pema Khandu, state MLA and chief patron of the event Techi Kaso, Tripura minister and guest of honour Bikash Debbarma among other distinguished guests, attended the inaugural ceremony of the festival.
Designer and CEO Yana Ngoba Chakpu informed that the three-day festival will witness over 30 designers and artisans taking the centerstage with their creations.
North East India Fashion Week – The Artisans Movement aims to systematically conduct a series of pilot studies towards improving the prospects for inclusion, empowerment, and quality of life of artisans and weavers in northeast India.
On November 20, the fashion sequence starts with special showcase of designs from Arunachal Pradesh by Gleam Dive. It will be followed by designs by Dimasa weaver from Assam Ritu Daulagaphu. The next show will be by designer Metam Veo.
Then folk musician and singer from Karbi Anglong in Assam, Warklung Phu Ningding will enthrall the audience. During his second song, a sequence by Sawabalambi will be presented by specially-abled artisans and weavers.
The next sequence will be by Neeta Sidisow which will be followed by Apatani folk singer Tapi Uka’s performance. During her performance, designer Hibu Ollo Budhi’s creations will be showcased.
Next will be talented designer-duo Nang Watika Mantaw and Nang Wenika Namchoom showcasing Khamti weaves. They will be followed by designer Leeza Bagra.
Next will be a thrilling performance by Arunachal Idol-fame singer Markio Tanaldo.
The final presentation will be by designer Rupa Rebe where Rubaru Mr India and Mr Arunachal 2023 will be the showstopper.
The event will commemorate the movement & showcase the talents of artisans from northeast India. More than 30 designers and weavers will participate in the 3-day fashion event.