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Meghalaya Designer to unveil Khasi-Jaintia attire collection at 2016 London Fashion Week

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Meghalaya’s top fashion designer Rupert Lynrah will exhibit a collection of traditional Khasi-Jaintia attire with a modern twist in the Spring/Summer 2017 show at the London Fashion Week this Saturday.

Business Standard writes “Lynrah will be the only designer from India to showcase his work at the international event under his fashion boutique RwL Designs and will feature the indigenous textiles of Meghalaya – Ryndia (eri silk) and muga silk, which are natural, organic and eco-friendly”.

“As a designer, I would love to showcase my work with an open mind and let people remember it. It’s a great honour to promote the cultural traditions of Meghalaya through my work at such international platform and I hope I deliver justice to it”, the 37-year-old Khasi designer said.

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Elaborating about the green message he is taking to London, he said “Ryndia is our traditional indigenous textile that comes from a silkworm reared by rural people in Meghalaya. Silk cloth is warm in winter and cool in summer, like a natural product is supposed to be.”

His ‘Ethnicity with a Mod Twist’ collection also features Jainsems, a well-known attire which is worn by Khasi and Jaintia women.

Launched in 2012, RwL Designs aim to endorse and promote the traditional dresses of Khasi-Jaintia community of the Northeast. Lynrah, who hails from Shillong was invited to join the upcoming London fashion parade after he took part in 2016 North East India Fashion Week.

The two-day event “Fashions Finest” will take place at the Grand Connaught Rooms, Holborn London and feature designers from the UK, Czech Republic, Singapore, the Netherlands, Italy and the US.

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