Kumar G Mishra: Taking Odisha weaves across seven seas through ‘G’ brand
Bhubaneswar: With an aim of taking Odisha weaves to a global market and making designs and culture of the State popular all around the world, doctor turned fashion designer from the State- Kumar Guru Mishra launched his apparel brand ‘G’ in Bhubaneswar on Sunday.
Kumar Guru Mishra’s latest collection ‘Chitraa Assemblage’ and website were also unveiled on the occasion in presence of Ollywood actor Archita Sahu.
The collection was inspired from the age-old art of Odisha – ‘Pattachitra’ and was presented in a unique way to the audience. The collection was specifically crafted keeping in mind the changing tastes of people.
There is no dearth of talent in Odisha and if we want we can achieve great heights. Belonging to the land of Lord Jagannath, I believe fashion comes naturally to us. I had the dream to design couture since childhood and I have always wanted to showcase my collections. This event marks my beginning in the industry of fashion and I have attempted to create something different using the age-old art ‘Pattachitra’ for the first time ever and hope people love it. The new concept introduced at the ramp was loved by one and all and that was really overwhelming.
— Kumar Guru Mishra
“I am overwhelmed with the fact that I came to see such beautiful talents of Odisha under one-roof today. These people are the torch-bearers of the society and provided the right guidance and support they can do wonders for Odisha. Dr. Mishra has proved there is nothing a man can’t do. If a person truly wants, he can achieve all the success in his life,” said Jagi Mangat Panda, director and co-founder of Odisha Television Limited.
Kumar Guru Mishra has been selected for the Pre-Finale show at Bangalore Fashion Week 10th Anniversary and Grand Finale at Bhubaneswar Style Week to be held in September along with India Runway Week, Season 11, New Delhi. He is the first Odia designer to do a premium solo show at Bangalore Fashion Week and also the first Odia to present his couture at India Runway Week, New Delhi. Ollywood actress Archita Sahu will be his showstopper at Bangalore Fashion Week to be held on August 4.
Speaking on the occasion Archita said, “The day I saw his collections I fell in love with all of it. Being a doctor, doing this stuff, I was amazed and wondered how he manages to do all this so brilliantly. I am going to be his showstopper at Bangalore Fashion Week and his collections for that show are just beautiful. I am really excited about the show. I wish him all the best in his future endeavours and hope he keeps on creating such beautiful couture.”
This event brought together most Odisha-based models under one roof to express their solidarity and association with the brand. Padmalya Nanda, Little Miss Universe 2017 and Maitri Monali Pradhan, Miss Teen International Most Talented were also seen setting the ramp on fire.
The brand was jointly launched by Chairman, Falcon Marine Exports-Tara Ranjan Patnaik and director and co-founder of Odisha Television Limited Jagi Mangat Panda.