The Handloom Fashion Show at Manitex 2018, held at the Trade Centre in Lamboikhongnangkhong, was a dazzling and memorable evening that celebrated the exquisite artistry of Manipur’s handloom industry. One of the highlights of this prestigious event was the presence of the renowned Manipuri actress, Hijam Bala, who graced the ramp as the showstopper. Her presence added a touch of glamour and elegance to the fashion show, as she walked the runway showcasing the finest handwoven creations. The event not only highlighted the traditional weaves and contemporary designs of Manipur’s handloom sector but also demonstrated how these textiles can be seamlessly incorporated into modern fashion. With Hijam Bala’s show-stopping walk and the stunning handloom ensembles on display, the evening at Manitex 2018 was a remarkable fusion of tradition and style, leaving a lasting impression on all who attended.
Her attire, expertly designed by the renowned fashion designer Sailex, was a stunning fusion of contemporary fashion and traditional handloom craftsmanship. The ensemble not only celebrated the intricate weaves and vibrant colors of Manipur’s handloom fabrics but also demonstrated the seamless blend of tradition and modernity.