The North East Festival 2013 came to an end with a fashion show, where many designers from the north-east - like Dhiraj Deka and Garima Saikia Garg from Assam, Yena Ngoba from Arunachal Pradesh, Joy Shing from Manipur, Anu Marbaniang from Meghalaya, Charlie from Mizoram and Anga and Aji from Nagaland - showcased their creations.
The showstopper for the evening was Olympic bronze medal winner in boxing, MC Mary Kom, who walked the ramp for Yena. Mary told us later, "I was proud to wear my traditional dress on the ramp. I was only worried about the extra kilos that I have put on after pregnancy and was wondering whether I would be able to fit in it."
Shyamkanu Mahanta, the organiser of the festival, said, "Our attempt was to connect to the people of various north-east regions and we hope to make it an annual event." The show also included some musical performances by Guru Rewben Mashangva, Zubin Garg and Kalpana Patowari.
Also present was actor Adil Hussain, the brand ambassador of the festival. The showstopper for the evening was Olympic bronze medal winner in boxing, MC Mary Kom, who walked the ramp for Yena.