We are extremely delighted to announce our most exciting and prestigious collaboration with Raas !
A sui generis venture , by Mrs.Rashmi Mohapatra and Mr. Pritam Panda. Mrs. Mohapatra wove this beautiful dream of the naturally dyed , hand painted and immaculate craftsmanship of Odisha into weaves and yards , and Mr. Panda who was born to be a Fashion Designer , since he was in his school and is internationally acclaimed with almost 500 celebrity clients to his patronage , collaborated to envisage Raas . Raas dedicates itself to the well- being of local weavers and development of the weaving community of Odisha to firmly place it globally.
Raas is 4 years old , has rightfully grown into a brand to be reckoned with and has a loyal ever - increasing client base. With its singular ambition of delivering premium art in the form of fashion that highlights the indigenous weaving crafts of Odisha , in the ways “NEVER SEEN BEFORE”.
We had the privilege and honor to experience a “Personal Stylized Photoshoot” with Mr. Pritam Panda styling us with all his heart, unique thought provoking drapes and looks . Mrs. Mohapatra , hosted us to her hearts glory. We shall be forever thankful , beholden and gratified. We were enlightened with all the possiblites on how a garment which is usually perceived , can transmute into the most a’ la mode.
We played with 5 Spectacular looks ( Planned and played by Pritam ):
Maîtresse Drapée ( Red Carpet ) :
Chilseled Ruffled Ikat silk blouse / crop top , was draped , by Pritam , with uber finesse to make them look straight up to the Red Carpet and made us feel , that we were there ! For the shutter bugs !
Street Chic ( Pret-a-Porter) :
A cotton Saree , enwrapped into a Jumpsuit ! Or call it the Indian Dhoti style blew our imaginations to heavens when we got to sport them with chunky Sneakers, well Hello.. meet fashion with comfort and run around the entire day !
Sœurs agony de luxe ( Hi end Luxury ) :
Talk about the Kardashians ! We made a version of our own ! Home grown , “Ikat - Trenched” with Luxury for private jets and the Hi-Life ! And why not ! Welcome onboard bags , boots , coats and Attitude !
D’ Tango Girls ( Pret-a-Porter) :
These were our own custom made dresses ! Our love for Raas , the day it was born ! Pritam , sketched it for us , when we had never known of each other ! Arn’t few friendships , meant to be !
Courtney Love falls for Odisha (a tribute to the grunge Queen , Courtney Love ):
Grunge Queen , Courtney Love , inspired Pritam to mess it all up , by the end of the shoot and after a long 6 hour day of shutter, make -up and hair ! We were more so grunge on our own , with changes and change overs. Hats off to this man , who was full of energy , played mess master and voila ! We got our final look … !!!
Huge hugs and thanks to both of you , Rashmi and Pritam , the playfulness and the child like vibes we all got into with this wonderful collaboration , more so a day to remember ! .. way to go … !