ITANAGAR: The vibrant tapestry of Northeast India’s rich cultural heritage and artistic finesse took centre stage at the recently concluded NE India Fashion Week.
Over the course of three days, more than 30 designers and weavers hailing from various corners of the region seized the spotlight, presenting a rich tapestry of creations that seamlessly blended tradition with contemporary flair.
The grand finale, a crescendo of creativity, showcased the ingenuity of top designers such as Angie Ngoba Namchoom, Yajir Mara, Bezai Jaboju, Jibom Roley, Konyak weaver Angap, Siang Yangda Waii, Yana In Style, and Joram Nampi.
The runway came alive with a captivating fashion show by designer Anandita Karmakar, complemented by a spellbinding live performance from actress-model-singer Zoe Soans.
Yana Ngoba Chakpu, the visionary CEO and designer behind NE India Fashion Week, expressed heartfelt gratitude to participants, sponsors, and the community for contributing to the event’s resounding success.
Inaugurated by Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on November 19, the fashion week, the journey began with the Weaves of Galo tribe presented by Divyangjan weaver/designer Jiyi Ete.
Throughout the event, a focus on inclusion, empowerment, and cultural heritage preservation resonated.
It achieved its objective of fostering unity among local designers and artisans, spotlighting the magnificence of handlooms and handicrafts unique to the Northeast.
The second day elevated the celebration with top designers contributing to the tribute to Northeastern craftsmanship.
Special showcases included designs from Arunachal Pradesh by Gleam Dive, creations by Dimasa weaver Ritu Daulagaphu, and a riveting performance by folk musician Warklung Phu Ningding.
Esteemed designers Neeta Sidisow, Nang Watika Mantaw, Nang Wenika Namchoom, and Rupa Rebe showcased their creations, complemented by live performances from Apatani folk singer Tapi Uka and Arunachal Idol-fame singer Markio Tanaldo.