Popular celebrities like Dia Mirza, Lakshmi Manchu, Reginna Cassandra, Adah Sharma, Pranita Subhash, Harshvardhan and Navdeep walked the ramp at Designer Gaurang Shah's fundraiser event "Noor" in Hyderabad on Saturday, 28 March.
Award-winning Textile and Fashion Designer Gaurang Shah, who is known for his revival of vintage art of Jamdani weaves, presented his exclusive collection "Noor" at the majestic Falaknuma Palace Hotel on Saturday evening amidst live Sufi music. The designer showcased 15 outfits and sarees from his collections.
The show was meant for a fundraiser towards improving literacy in government schools for a not-for-profit organisation in South India. Besides famous faces from the film industry, some celebrated women from different fields walked the ramp on the occasion and Mehak Murthy, Mithali Raj, Ritu Verma, Sandhya Raju, Sanjana, Savanya Tripathi and Samrat were among them.
Bollywood actress Dia Mirza walked the ramp as the show-stopper. She had donned Gaurang Shah's beautiful hand-woven Paithani Jamdani sari to support the cause. Pallavi Datta, who is an ardent Stylist, writer, and promoter of sustainable and eco-friendly fashion, handled the department of styling for the show.
"It is a privilege for me to have been given an opportunity to be part of an initiative that has so much support from all walks of life to improve the overall literacy standards at the Government schools. An event like this also expands promotion of arts and it is a tribute to Indian textile and its rich heritage," Gaurang Shah said in a press release.
"Through my creation 'Noor', a mix of his ready-to wear and festive wear created using the jamdani weave technique I learnt over the years I want to convince people that early education can do a lot of wonderful things and make a difference in every profession if children acquire literacy to pursue what they love and passionate about," Gaurang added.
The fashion show witnessed the presence of the who's who of the city. Gaurang Shah brought alive the Indian culture and heritage in the form of embellishments, weaves, embroideries, drapery and textures. The exquisite gold jewellery worn by the models added just the right glitter to the presentation.