Prashant Acharya, EOI, SILIGURI, 17 Jun 2016: Renowned fashion designer Agnimitra Paul plans to borrow from the traditional attire of the hills of Sikkim and Darjeeling to embellish her upcoming classic collections.
Paul, a well-known face in the fashion world, has designed dresses for numerous Bollywood and Tollywood actors including Kangana Ranaut, Deepika Padukone and Richa Sharma and has even received accolades from Hillary Clinton.
Paul, who was in Siliguri today to inaugurate a new outlet, told this correspondent that she loves Thankas, Nepali and Bhutanese dresses and is planning to work on them using her experience and artistic skills.
“I love the beautiful hills of Sikkim and Darjeeling and there are projects in the pipeline to highlight the traditions of the hills through my designs,” she said.
She said she is also interested to open an outlet in Gangtok if she gets investors. Paul further said she has showcased Bhutanese attire in the Lakme Fashion Show held in Mumbai and will now promote Darjeeling and Sikkim in her upcoming projects.
Bengali film actress Rituparna Sengupta, who had come to inaugurate Paul’s first fashion outlet in Siliguri, said she would also highlight and promote the traditions and cultures of the hills in movies.