NEW YORK,NY- Designer Archana Kochhar showcased the rural art of India as part of New York Fashion Week with her collection, “A Tale of Two Travels”.The collection was inspired by her travel to the Taj Mahal and the village of Banjara tribe. Sunny Leone, the first Bollywood actress to ever walk the ramp at NYFW,
“I was very excited. This was my first time at New York. I am hoping that my participation in this runway will inspire hope and confidence in other acid attack survivors, that they can lead a normal life”, shared an overwhelmed Qureshi.
“It was a surreal experience. This is arguably, the largest fashion platform in the world. It is a great honor to be one of the few Indians to have showcased at New York Fashion week, for the second time. It is one of the most professionally run events in the world. As the organizers had told me, they don’t talk fashion - they own fashion”, shared designer Kochhar. “Also I am very honored to have Reshma Qureshi walking the ramp and showcasing different facets of beauty to the world.Beauty should not be affirmed by a certain height, color or size, it is beyond that. It should be an all-inclusive concept.We need such acceptance in society and I think such endeavors of mine will increase sensitivity towards this concept in our society”, Kochhar added.
“The energy here was superb and the response we received was phenomenal”, shared Leone. “ Archana is my favorite Indian designer. She is someone who inspires me as a woman. She has a strong will and goes after what she wants and she is here at New York and has done a spectacular job. Very few Indian designers have reached New York Fashion Week, but she has”, she added.
“A Tale of Two Travels” is a thoughtful creation inspired by the nomadic Banjara tribe, known for the craft of the vibrant mesmerizing colors and rustic mirror work. The second inspiration is the magnificent Taj Mahal. Depicting a dreamy vision, the collection is an exclusive range of colorful intricate digital prints depicting the vibrant symbolic motifs of the amazing Taj Mahal.