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Manipuri designer Robert Naorem enthrals Bhutanese fashion enthusiast with Meitei Mayek script ENAPHEE

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Imphal, Oct 5: Fashion designers of the state call Manipur are different from others. Besides being christen with the changing world, their virtue of patriotism and love for their tradition and culture are always highlighted whenever they got the opportunity.
Well this is about the renown fashion designer of the state Robert Naorem. His innovative skills had promoted indigenous Meitei Mayek during a global fashion show held at Thimpu, the capital of Bhutan on October 2.
The event held at Taj Hotel, Thimpu was witnessed by of elite crowds and handloom lovers and fashion aspirants of the country.
The event “Project Bhutan”, Season 6 Global Edition brought 6 designs from different countries. Being Robert Naorem, renowned established designer, represented the country India with his collection design with purpose of highlighting the new design “Meitei Mayek”, original script of Manipur, was seen on the enaphee worn by the top models of different countries. The credit of the designs by Robert Naorem was given to his weavers. There was a huge attention by the national media at Bhutan being a unique form of design and theme. Robert showcased various Meitei Mayek designed, enaphee and western gown made out of Wankhei cotton phee and also tribal fabrics incorporated on western designs. The event was organised by Paljor Gayback, directed by renowned fashion choreographer of India (Mumbai) Achla Sachdev. Robert’s collection brings more limelight to the crowd with the showstopper,National Award winner and renowned top actress of Bhutan, Tandin Bidha, displaying Meitei Meiyekenaphee by Robert Naorem
“With the influx of western and outside fabrics in Manipur, the status of handloom &textiles of the state has been going down and is losing its market value. Youth plays a very important role in our society with regards to the clothing market. With lots of Korean movies and western trends dominating the mind of youths of our society. Making a handloom textiles of the state and  show casing it into the fashion runway takes the attention of youth diverting their mind and making it as a fashion trends was the vision of the showcasing the design in Bhutan”, Naorem wrote in a press statement sent to Imphal Times.

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