33rd Surajkund Crafts Mela features fashion show

The 33rd edition of the ongoing Surajkund Crafts Mela featured a fashion show that shone a light on four centuries of Maharashtra’s traditional dress.

Thai accessories for sale at the Surajkund Crafts Mela where a fashion show took place last week - Surajkund Crafts Mela- facebook

The Surajkund fashion show was split into three parts and the first was inspired by the Katkari Samaj of the 18th century. Male models wore dhoti and female models wore Kashtha dress.

Part two showcased the Nauwari (nine-yard-long) saree of the 19th century and models wore classic attire and accessories that were worn in Maharashtra at the time.

Part three brought the audience up to date to contemporary times with a focus on wedding wear. An array of lehengas graced the runway and male models wore Kurta sets styled with Sherwanis and other jackets. 

The fashion show had a Haryanavi theme and showcased the region’s traditional clothing and textiles in an original way. The show, which took place in Surajkund, Faridabad on February 3, was sponsored by DITP, OCA, and SME Bank. 

The Surajkund Crafts Mela is currently ongoing and features a number of events cantering around the region’s traditional crafts. This year, the event’s partner country is Thailand and an array of Thai culture is on show such as clothing and food.

Other countries are also represented at the fair including Armenia and Sri Lanka and a number of stalls will run for the course of the fair selling accessories, clothing, and gift items from many different cultures. 

 

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