Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Ollywood starlet Archita Sahu stole the thunder as the showstopper of the fashion show, showcasing the rich textiles of Odisha, in New Delhi yesterday.
She along with other models sashayed down the ramp in beautiful Odisha handloom couture by designers Pritam Panda, Divya Sheth, Shruti Sancheti and RAAS by Rashmi Mohapatra, on the second day of Odisha Parba being organised on the lawns of India Gate in New Delhi.
Speaking to Odisha Sun Times, Rashmi had earlier mentioned about her exclusive works with weavers from Sonepur, Nuapatna and Bargarh, which she would display at the second edition of the three-day festival.
On her Instagram, Shruti Sancheti had mentioned about her collection, ‘Golden Chariot’, an unsurpassed legacy of weaves, craft and textiles that the exquisite state of Odisha had to offer.
The fashion show made the weekend fun for Delhiites, who could not but watch the collection in awe and admiration. The show was orchestrated by Sunil Sethi, President, Fashion Design Council of India.
Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan was the guest of honour on the second day, which was also attended by Sambalpuri poet and writer Haldhar Nag, Odissi Guru Mayadhar Rout, MP Baijayant Panda, actors Mahesweta Ray, Aparajita Mohanty and Mihir Das.
Cultural programmes enlivened the evening. Odia play Mughal Tamsa and Dashavatar performance by Madhumita Raut and her disciples were the main attractions.
Sculpture gallery by Sudarshan Sahoo, fine art demos and workshop, live demos by renowned Odia artists, sale and display of beautiful artifacts and exquisite handlooms, mouth-watering Odia delicacies, folk dances and music shows are some special features of the mega event being organised by Odia Samaj, a socio-cultural organisation.