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RAAS opens design studio at Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: RAAS, a joint venture between known vocal artist of Odisha Ms. Rashmi Mohapatra and internationally reputed high fashion designer Pritam Panda based at Dubai opened its high fashion handloom design studio at Patia on Nandankanan road near KIIT Square in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday.

The studio was set up primarily with an aim to introduce the exquisite traditional skills of Odisha weavers.

Having succeeded through trade fairs, exhibitions and online outlet (, RAAS has now launched its own design studio in Bhubaneswar. The launching also marks the opening of an exhibition of a collection of its newest creations of Anarkali dresses, kurtis, sarees, lehengas, stoles, coats and shrugs, quilts and many more trendy designer wear with each piece created in an unique manner to combine the traditional weaving technique of Ikat, Bomkai, Sambalpuri, Pasapalli and other weaving styles of Odisha with latest fashions and design trends. In men’s wear one can also get half and full sleeved jackets, over coats made of traditional silk with Ikat, Pasapalli and Bomkai patterned stitches etc. In coming days, RAAS is also planning to come out with some kids’ wear and more varieties of men’s clothing.

Some of the best master weavers of Odisha weave for RAAS to designs given by Ms Rashmi Mohapatra’s team of designers under the guidance of Mr Pritam Panda. The clothes are fabricated by designers specialized in high fashion garments.

On the opening ceremony of RAAS, fashion designer Mr Pritam Panda, Ms Payal, vocal artist Rashmi Mohapatra, many eminent personalities and several budding fashion designers of Odisha were present.

 It may be noted here that the fashion design studio will remain open for exhibition and sale on all days between 10.30 am to 6 pm in the evening.

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