Robert Naorem bags best designer award

STAFF REPORTER
IMPHAL, 24th Sep: Making the state proud, acclaimed fashion designer Robert Naorem has bagged the Best Designer Award for his collection christened “Ima” showcased at the world famous clothing trade show Milan Fashion Week held semi-annually in Italy.
Addressing media persons at his showroom located at Uripok here on Monday, Robert Naorem conveyed that he showcased traditional ‘Iyong Fi’, handloom and textiles of the state through his collection at the fashion event which was attended by renowned fashion designers from across the world. Robert informed that he has received invitation for showcasing his collection at New York Fashion Week, a part of the global "big four fashion weeks", the others being Paris Fashion Week, London Fashion Week and Milan Fashion Week to be held in February next year.
The fashion designer dedicated the award to his late mother, team and talented women weavers of Manipur, saying that the fashion collection “Ima” which is based on the rich art and culture of the state portrays Khamba-Thoibi dance, beauty of Loktak Lake and integrity of the hills and valley.
Mention may be made here that Robert Naorem, representing India showcased his collection at the fashion week which was held at La-Fabbrica Del Vapore Milano on September 22.


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