-Concept,styling,Photography,hair and make-up-By Abhimanyu Singh Rathore,
Text by-Vrinda Bachchan(ishtaile&trends@ishtailista)
This shoot accurately captures the wild, colorful, and free-spirited soul that is a banjaran (ever moving tribal woman of India). The bold and bright colors are an essential element of the outfit and reflect the essence of Indian fashion at its core. The prints have an underlying religious impact, reflecting the designer’s understanding of the status and core position that religion holds in our country.
The banjaran is so fierce, so implacable and so utterly sure in her beliefs and of herself, it reflects in the clicks of the photographer. She is soulful, passionate, free-spirited and wild at heart, never staying in one place, always looking for newer horizons. The unruly hair, dark eyes, and stark make-up signify her confidence and belief in her individuality. She is utterly fearless, rather like a tigress.
In a society like ours, one that is growing increasingly unsafe with each passing day, all of us need to find our inner banjaran and unleash her. Hiding like cowards and retreating back into our shells is no solution. We women need to be fearless and confident and not hesitate in scratching the eyes out of anyone who tries to threaten us, just like a tigress.