London Fashion Week are usually known for making the general public flared with envy (the clothes, the view, celebrities, the freebies) and these two fashion designers from Arunachal Pradesh just added things to a whole new level of awesomeness.
Designer Yana Ngoba of ‘Yana in Style’ teamed up along with fabric designer Nabam Aka, both hailing from Itanagar, showcased contemporary tribal jewellery and costumes of Arunachal at London Fashion Week on Saturday.
As a part of the London Fashion Week’s off-schedule shows ‘Fashions Finest’, Yana showcased her collection at The Grand Connaught Rooms in London. Her collection brings to life the loin loom, one of the oldest looms in the world, hand-woven by the weavers in Arunachal Pradesh and their show is being sponsored by Arunachal Pradesh government.
A self-taught designer, who produced her first fashion show while still studying in Eleventh standard is one of the first tribal jewellery designers from the NE region. About her 2015 London Fashion Week collections, Yana says, “This is my debut show outside India and every piece of jewelry and fabric that we showcased has a unique story and emotion behind it”.
“I am overwhelmed with the support and appreciation we are getting after the event. Our tradition and fabric are exotic. Especially our silk like Muga and Eri are of world class. All the designers and buyers liked the quality and we can look forward to take our traditional fabric and art manship to the international level”, adds Nabam Aka.