The 2nd edition of the North East India Fashion Week ( NEIFW ) to be held in Itanagar, capital of Arunachal Pradesh. This will provide weavers and designers from the region a platform to showcase their creations. Dersigner, Yana Ngoba Chakpu, who hails from this state will host the event.
At the event hand-woven fabrics with natural colours, angular designs and floral patterns of the northeast tribes will take centre stage. Creations by weavers of Arunachal Pradesh, Meitei weavers from Manipur, weaver Dimbeswary Kherkatary from Assam, fashion designers Lalthabiki Chawngthu (Mizoram), Ongtiong Kichu (Nagaland) and Rupert W. Lynrah (Meghalaya), will also be on display.
Chakpu said that she is one of the designers who works with weavers from all the northeastern states. There are only few active weavers. So to encourage them and work with them, they met weavers of Meghalaya, Mizoram and other northeast states.
NEIFW is all about northeast Indian tribal fabrics, Chakpu, who also showcased her creations at the London Fashion Week Finest show last year, said.
There will be models from the northeast who have made a mark in the fashion industry nationally. Life of Pi, actor Adil Hussain, who hails from Assam, will be one of the showstoppers at the fashion week, which will see around 40 participants. Hussain is also the brand ambassador of NEIFW.
-Apparel Talk, Indian Apparel