Arunachali Fashion Designer Yana Nagoba Create Waves in China
Guwahati: After creating waves in the national fashion industry, a young fashion designer from Arunachal Pradesh, Yana Nagoba, has wowed China with her creations. Yana Nagoba was honoured with best national costume award at the “Miss Model of the World 2018”, held in Shenzhen, China recently.
According to media report, Nagoba uniquely crafted costume for Mumbai-based model Sonali Bhalerao, who was the Indian representative at the pageant, was adjudged the best.
She showcased her northeast heritage through the costume. She made a lehenga choli with dupatta using Muga silk from Assam and Pomo fabric of Arunachal Pradesh.
The ornaments that she used were a mix of Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura, Meghalaya, Manipur and Mizoram orients which she had collected from every state from artisans who specialize in crafting jewellery.
She used Arunachal’s Nyishi tribe’s motif on the ahimsa silk (Eri silk). It was dyed in black, white and red; and the Muga silk was woven on loin loom.
Muga yarn was sourced from Dhakuakhana and weaved in Naharlagun, the Eri yarn came from Narayanpur, and was dyed in Guwahati and weaved in Bhalukpong.
The 28 year old shot to limelight when she showcased her tribal weaving collection with ace designer Nabam Aka in London. Yana was thrilled with the response she received at the London Fashion Week. She showcased handloom of the northeast region including loin loom of Nagaland, Arunachal, and Mizoram. She was delighted to show the viewers that Indian fashion exists outside saris and the range is quite diverse. The gowns, jackets, and ornaments made of diverse materials and metal won her applauds from all quarters.
the young fashion designer had earlier thrilled the viewers of Lakmé Fashion Week 2016 at Mumbai with her astonishing range of tribal handloom and craft collection as well. The intricate and nature inspired designs and symbols in these attires are very enticing. The traditional garments of Apatani and Adi tribes were exhibited in the event. Besides, the collection of Mishmi tribes was also included in her collection.
It may be mentioned that Nagoba, who is creating waves in the different fashion shows, has her own retail shop under the label ‘Yana in Style’. Through her label, the designer aims to popularise heritage handlooms, woven fabrics and handmade jewellery from the Northeast.