The very talented and versatile Manipuri fashion designer, stylist and celebrity make-up artist, Robert Naorem captivated the audiences attention at the Bangalore Fashion Week (BFW) 2018 by setting the ramp on fire with his collection, ”Design in the weaves of Manipur” on 5th August 2018.
He has been the Make-up Director of BFW for the past 9 years and it was the first time he showcased his designs at the fashion week. Inspired by the state’s rich tradition and hand-loom, Robert’s collection consisted of three segments of designs – the fusion of traditional with contemporary designs, Manipur’s age-old traditional designs, and finally, the love and harmony between the hills and valleys. He used the different communities’ fabrics and made a fusion by mixing Meitei and tribal fabrics as a symbol of love and the exchange of ethnic style of fashion to elucidate a unity of our communities in Manipur. His show brought together 21 models. Models from Mumbai, Bangalore, Manipur and two foreign models. Teen sensation and renowned Manipuri footballer, Dheeraj closed the show as the showstopper.