It’s not everyday one get’s hired to photograph a fashion presentation at the iconic Red Fort. You know, one of those locations / things that’s ACTUALLY iconic. The last time I’d been to the Lal Quila was to show my Japanese friend around. And before that, I’d played badminton with my childhood friends, inside the Red Fort, where they used to LIVE. The “Army Kid” life can be quite luxurious in hindsight. I digress.
This time, I was there to photograph the work of one of my favourite Indian fashion designers, Rahul Mishra. Having followed his work since the early days, on the recommendation of Wendell Rodricks no less, I had been wanting to work, professionally, with Rahul and Divya, for the longest time. And finally, it happened! Thank you for the opportunity and the privilege Divya & Rahul and what a setting for it!
The Indian Ministry of Textiles, alongwith the Ministry of Culture and The Fashion Design Council of India, organized this event to showcase entirely #MadeInIndia work. There were more than a few National Award winning weavers & artisans seated front-row. Apart from Government Bureaucrats and some politicians.
It was a lovely evening of course and Rahul’s collection was all whites, pastel pinks and blues, a hint of shine and everything sustainable and hand made. Delicate colours. Some sequins, lots of French Knots. Ethereal, elegant, ethnic Indian wear. The less said, the better, because, there’s photographs. Enjoy!
Last, but no the least, to take a look at some of my work ( ok, a LOT of my work ) that I’ve photographed for clients, see the Client Photography Showcase category.
CREDITS for the show : location courtesy The Archaeological Survey of India & Ministry of Culture, production by The FDCI, choreograohed by Anu Ahuja, hair & make-up by Ambika Pillai’s team. There were additional fashion designers who also showcased their work at this presentation.