- Khadi Shines, and Resham Dazzles on the Stage, Clad in Devoutness For Shri Ram
- Fashion Show Organised at the Uttar Pradesh State Mega Expo
- A Fusion of Traditional Resham and Khadi with Modern Designs
- Designers’ Skills and Models’ Presentations Created a Mesmerising Environment
Lucknow: Shri Ram is an embodiment of peoples’ faith, Khadi, a thought, and Resham, a sensation” All these come together in a beautiful confluence on the stage through a fashion show that was more than just a presentation; it was a display of embodied tradition, spirituality, and soul.
The ‘Resham and Khadi’ fashion show took place on Tuesday, November 3rd, as part of the Uttar Pradesh State Mega Expo, initiated at the Indira Gandhi Pratishthan in Lucknow. The show not only showcased a stunning array of clothing but also featured models walking the catwalk to serene music, with a touch that evoked a portrayal of Lord Rama’s pious presence in Ayodhya.
Accompanying the fashion show was the renowned humorist Shri Sarvesh Asthana, who entertained the audience with his wit and humour.
The fashion show featured creations by well-known designers from Lucknow, including Ms. Asma Husain and Aditi Jaggi Rastogi, with their clothing designs presented by famous models.
The event’s chief guest was Shri Rakesh Sachan, Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Khadi and Village Industries, Sericulture, Handloom, and Textile Department of Uttar Pradesh. Special guests included Smt. Namrata Pathak, the wife of the Deputy Chief Minister Shri Brajesh Pathak, popular folk singer Smt. Malini Avasthi, Dr. Gaurang Majumdar, and Dr. Aditya Kapoor, Prerana Kapoor, and Itishree Mishra from SGPGI.
The fashion show was directed by Shri Lokesh Sharma. Present at the event were Shri Sunil Kumar Varma, Special Secretary and Director of the Uttar Pradesh Handloom Department, and Shri Ramesh Kumar, Principal Secretary of the Department.
Key Models of the Fashion Show:
Miss India Runner-up and Supermodel Pankhuri Gidwani
Supermodel Deepti Gujaral
“Every piece of clothing represents its culture, and I strive to wear items created by weavers…”
– Smt. Malini Avasthi
“Organising a fashion show with a Ramayana theme is unique…”
– Smt. Namrata Pathak
“Under the visionary leadership of the Honourable Prime Minister and the guidance of the Honourable Chief Minister, this show, inspired by the Ramayana, stands as a remarkable endeavour. Our goal is to provide a deserving platform for the products of our weavers, self-help groups, and artisans to honour their hard work.”
* – Shri Rakesh Sachan, Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Khadi and Village Industries, Sericulture, Handloom, and Textile, Uttar Pradesh*