At the Bhubaneswar Style Week, Odia designer Sujit Meher had his models walk on the ramp barefoot with ‘Bande Utkala Janani’ playing in the background, a digression from the usual western music or Hindi song.
Initially, it was difficult for him to convince the organisers and models, but they later understood the emotions attached to the song and his collection. As many as 30 models of International repute sashayed down the ramp barefoot showcasing his beautiful wedding collection in Odisha handloom.
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This Odisha-born designer is setting new milestones in fashion arena through his designs, promoting Odisha’s rich culture and heritage, and presentation.
“Since I was showcasing my designs in Bhubaneswar, I stuck to handwoven handloom of the state including that from western Odisha, Gopalpur and Mania Bandha smeared with Pipili applique work,” said this native of Kalahandi.
Through his fashion label Tilottama, named after his grandmother, Sujit has been promoting Indian handloom and art globally. Alongside, he has come up with many designs aiming to preserve the rich handloom tradition of Odisha.