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3rd edition of North East India Fashion Week : Day 2 Report - Itanagar; November 11, 2017 -

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 Guru Rewben Mashangva and Saka Mashangva performing during  3rd edition of North East India Fashion Week,  Itanagar on November 11, 2017
Guru Rewben Mashangva and Saka Mashangva performing during 3rd edition of North East India Fashion Week, Itanagar on November 11, 2017



The second day of third edition of North East India Fashion Week– The Khadi Movement at Itanagar’s Nyokum Lapang Field enthralled the crowd. Around 15 weavers and designers from Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura and New Delhi showcased their collection here. The three-day fashion extravaganza, scheduled to conclude on 12th November, has been organized in association with Arunachal Government and Arunachal Tourism.

Yana Ngoba’s flagship event, NEIFW has been conceptualized to inspire and encourage the upcoming handicraft the region’s artisans and designers who work exclusively to promote northeastern fabrics and culture.

 Guru Rewben Mashangva and Saka Mashangva performing during  3rd edition of North East India Fashion Week,  Itanagar on November 11, 2017
Guru Rewben Mashangva and Saka Mashangva performing during 3rd edition of North East India Fashion Week, Itanagar on November 11, 2017



Speaking during the opening ceremony of North East India Fashion Week today, Fashion Designer and Founder of Yana in Style, Yana Ngoba said, “Today handloom is the latest fashion, and wearing handloom, the most popular trend. Northeast has never had dearth of handlooms, and after years of weaving magic in their looms, the weavers, and their artifacts are gradually becoming crucial elements in fashion.”

“Through North East India Fashion Week, we aim to bring recognition to the ‘magicians’ behind the loom. We, along with our partner NGOs, aim to train and market the weavers and designers from the region, and through sustained skill development, capacity building, cluster development initiatives help build a brand of their own”, she adds.

Day-2 of NEIFW presented a wholesome combination of designers, as well as promising weavers from across the northeastern region. The show left the audience enthralled as the models sashayed the ramp adorning brilliantly coloured and uniquely designed collections made out of indigenous fabrics.

The line–up of the weavers who presented their collections today were, Mishmi weaver, Banilu Ngadong from Arunachal Pradesh; Dimasa Weaver, Padmin Langthasa from, Assam; Tripura Weaver, Bhaktisut Hrangkhawl and Lotha Weaver, Zubeni Kikongo from Nagaland.

 Day 2 of the 3rd edition of North East India Fashion Week at Itanagar on November 11, 2017
Day 2 of the 3rd edition of North East India Fashion Week at Itanagar on November 11, 2017



Besides, there were young as well as established designers from different states of the region and India, who showcased their designs and collections crafted out of the regional looms and fabrics. Noteworthy among them were Menty Jamir from Nagaland; Joy Moirangmayum and Thokchom Rameshwor Singh from Manipur; Lalthbiki from Mizoram; Tasso Lily Kago, Dolly Moyong, SalishaYedi Bam and jewellery designer Renu Logum from Arunachal Pradesh; Rohila Engtipi from Assam and Vanshala Mishra from Delhi.

The evening was brought to life by breathtaking performances by renowned artistes from different states of the region. Guru Rewben Mashangva and Saka Mashangva; Apatani Folk Dance by Parii Bago team from Hong Village; singer Dapi Tashi and Monpa Folk Dance by Mon Dirang Lhaksom team, showcased the myriad colours of the region and made it an evening to be remembered from a long time.

“I am happy to be a part of the North East India Fashion Week. This is a good platform to promote folk culture – be it our traditional weaves and designs or the traditional food or music. This is a very good platform to take our culture to a global audience,” said Guru Rewben Mashangva, who performed in front of a huge crowd on Saturday night.

Yana believes that it is very important to preserve the northeast region’s rich fabrics, traditional handlooms and handicrafts, and very few of the designers from the region are making an effort to do so. Their mission is to promote and preserve the vast variety of indigenous textiles and crafts that are slowly losing popularity amongst the younger generation, through fashion shows and help create business and branding opportunities for industries directly or indirectly engaged in retailing handloom, textile fashion and life.


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