The recently concluded North East India Fashion Week, presented by One Arunachal, made a lasting impact on fashion enthusiasts and cultural aficionados. Over 30 designers and weavers from the region showcased their creative talents during the three-day event, concluding on Tuesday. The grand finale featured renowned 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 evening’s highlights included a captivating fashion show by designer Anandita Karmakar and a live performance by multi-talented actress, model, and singer Zoe Soans. Yana Ngoba Chakpu, the CEO and designer behind NE India Fashion Week, expressed her gratitude to participants, sponsors, and the community for the event’s tremendous success.
The event, emphasizing inclusion, empowerment, and the preservation of cultural heritage, successfully brought together local designers and artisans to showcase the richness of handlooms and handicrafts from the region. The fashion week was inaugurated on November 19 by Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu, followed by a showcase of designs, beginning with the Weaves of the Galo tribe by Divyangjan weaver and designer Jiyi Ete.
The audience was treated to captivating sequences, including Dimoria’s by Swabalambi, Weaves of Zeme Naga by Divyangjan weaver Ikelule Pame, and a performance by the Bamboo Jumping Party. The second day featured presentations by top designers, each contributing to the celebration of North Eastern craftsmanship.
Special showcases included designs from Arunachal Pradesh by Gleam Dive, creations by Dimasa weaver Ritu Daulagaphu, and an exhilarating performance by folk musician Warklung Phu Ningding. Renowned designers Neeta Sidisow, Nang Watika Mantaw, Nang Wenika Namchoom, and Rupa Rebe presented their designs, accompanied by live performances from Apatani folk singer Tapi Uka and Arunachal Idol-fame singer Markio Tanaldo.