The creative directors of Shanti Banaras, Amrit and Khushi Shah came up with this idea to capture the enchanting lives of eight transgenders through their collection titled Akatya. The photo essay tries to showcase their inner beauty and power. Each of them exuding the power of bringing together yin and yan energies in their lives ‘ existence. Stylist Nidhi Jacob has styled the campaign and the frames have been beautifully captured by photographer Farhan Hussain.
“Wielding the power to who you are can be unimaginably demanding. Through our thought-provoking campaign, Akatya, we are celebrating the authenticity and courage of being transgender. We chose radiant, bold, strong multicoloured hues to best resonate with the solid and deep personality of the transgender that we worked with. An interplay of stripes in concurrent fashion reflects a mix of emotions all in different forms (colours) that these transgender’s have to go through on an everyday basis,” says the designer duo.
These transgenders come from all walks of lives. One is a dancer and a chef while the other is a makeup artist and a law student. They all have their own unique stories to share.