Assam’s celebrated fashion designer Sanjukta Dutta is all set for her Cannes debut.
Miss Grande Region 2018 Jessie Schroeder will walk the red carpet of the prestigious Cannes festival in Indian handloom Assamese silk. Jessie will wear Dutta’s design at the red carpet on May 14.
Sanjukta Dutta has designed a gorgeous black gown with motifs specially handcrafted with a strong significance to the northeast culture. The fabric of the gown has been woven by rural artisans of Assam.
“The golden motifs represent the agriculture prop of northeast India called Jaapi, which is a traditional hat worn by farmers and is also a sign of honour usually presented to the guests. I am very happy that I am taking the culture and the rich handloom of India to Cannes,” said Dutta.
Sanjukta Dutta has been an instrumental figure in taking Assamese fashion and handloom to an international platform.
She is the only designer from Assam whose creations were donned by Assam Tourism Ambassador Priyanka Chopra, Bipasha Basu, Dia Mirza and Preity Zinta, Zarine Khan at different events.
The traditional Assamese Anga-vastra presented to Duke and Duchess of Cambridge William and Kate during their visit to Assam in 2016 were also designed by her, reports Morung Express.
Dutta has also showcased her creations at Lakme Fashion Week and other fashion shows.