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Second edition of NEIFW coming up in Itanagar this August

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2016-07-15 16:00:00 – New Delhi

The second edition of North East India Fashion Week (NEIFW), will be held in Itanagar from August 19 onwards and will conclude on August 21, The event gives an opportunity to weavers and designers to showcase their creations. A NEIFW Collection boutique will also be setup in London later this year.

Designer Yana Ngoba Chakpu, also the Chief Operating Officer of NEIFW said that he works with weavers from all the northeast states. There are very less number of active weavers. So to encourage them and work with them, they met weavers of Meghalaya, Mizoram and other northeast states. For this edition, there are about 25 designers and weavers who are participating.

The participating designers of NEIFW, which has been conceptualized by Affluent Ray of Light, also include two from Bihar and Rajasthan.

Bansala Mishra from Bihar who loves the northeast made use pf eri and muga silk for her collection. Archana Kabra from Rajasthan also used muga silk for her creations, said Chakpu, who had presented a collection in collaboration with designer Nabam Aka, also from Arunachal Pradesh, as a part of the London Fashion Week's off-schedule show Fashions Finest last year.

After doing London Fashion Week, the demand for handloom has gone up. Every designer who gets registered with NEIFW will get a chance to keep their products in the boutique.

Former Mr. India International contestant Opang Jamir, from Nagaland, was also present in the promotional event that gave a glimpse of the fashion gala. Designer Arita Kashyap (Assam), Rohila Engtipi representing the Karbi weavers; Koombang- TheStorm representing the Mishing Weavers, and designer Rupert Lynrha (Meghalaya) also attended the event.

Popular actor Adil Hussain, who hails from Assam, is excited to be the brand ambassador of NEIFW.

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