New Delhi: Shahid Rashid Bhat with double Masters degree in designing from south Kashmir’s Pulwama showcased his Collection at India Couture Lifestyle Fashion Week.
The India Couture Lifestyle Fashion Week 2018 was organised at Delhi’s Taj Vivanta Dwarka by VG Fashion Entertainment.
This year’s showcase included some of the top couturiers from the world of fashion – Cantibal Italy, Dimple Kapoor, Gatha, Sonalis Creation, Jitumoni Teron, Maninder Gulati, Meety Bhagga, The Wedding Store by Shivraj Rathore, Mazhar & Prashant, Tehra, Vinay Rana Sidi and Kashmir’s very own brand SRB Style by Shahid Rashid Bhat which showcased its collection “Paiwandh”.
Shahid Rashid is known for engineering couture into runway masterpieces by seamlessly combining Kashmir’s rich heritage with western punk style.
Speaking on phone, Shahid said, “I want my designs to serve as a cultural translator of Kashmiriyat and be used worldwide. As a designer, I get more inspiration from doing things for Kashmiri culture.”
“We’re trying to define ourselves not through words or image, but with a skill. We want our customers to understand the value in an item of clothing that has its own personal story through repair, provenance and a Kashmiri touch,” said Mohsin Andrabi, Shahid’s partner.
Showcasing some 20 designs of Kashmiri Pherans in the show, Shahid stole the show. Handcrafted jewellery by Sheikh Javed from Delhi added grace to “Paiwandh” collection.
Super model Saud Khan was the show stopper for Shahid’s Paiwandh collection. Along with Shahid Rashid and Saud Khan, Mohsin Andrabi walked for the final design.