Following the Padmavati film debate people like Sashi Tharoor and Javed Akhtar seem to be passing senseless comments. On a personal note, I would like to remind these old and physically weak men that our ancestors have shed their blood and fought wars to lay the foundation of this country. From being warriors to the best administrators, our history is not a piece of joke that old men like you can pass provocative and baseless statements.
When we speak about Bhavnagar State, let me remind you that Maharaja KrishnaKumar Sinhji was the First Indian ruler to join democratic India. The hospitals, schools, courts and government offices are way bigger than the palaces of the royal family. A state where no one went hungry or un-employed, where people loved their leaders, these were a few qualities of our ancestors.
I can understand the jealousy you old men have, for your ancestors never laid their lives to build this country neither have they been written down in our history. And Tharoor, sort out your wife's death case before thinking about our history.
Thanks @unimalepageants for the feature.
A #costume designed by Fashion & Textile Director of Kim Choo Holdings Pte Ltd; Baba Raymond Wong for the #ManhuntInternational2017 :)
MANHUNT CHINESE TAIPEI's NATIONAL COSTUME
1. As he is from Taiwan, I thought it would be nice to use the main colours of his national Flag which is Royal Blue, Scarlet Red and White.
2. For his costume I wanted him to have a pugilistic look as Simon is very tall with broad shoulders. I thought it would be interesting to design something that has some references to Sun Yet Sen. I came upon the stamp I saw online whereby the young Sun was wearing a Chinese long robe (长衫), while the older Sun was wearing a double fold Chinese Stand Collar. I thought it would be nice to do a costume with both elements.
3. To give him a look like a pugilistic figure, I thought it would be nice to have tight fitted cuffs on his arms.
4. The main floral theme for the embroideries is the plum blossoms (梅花) which is the national flower of Taiwan. Being a flower that blossom in the midst of harsh winter, it is a symbol for resilience and perseverance in the face of adversity. Even for the brocade textile used on his collar and cuffs are all with woven designs of the plum blossoms. Swarovski crystals are extensively used on the costume to show dew drops and life in the embroidery and brocade.
5. Taiwan is known for the aboriginal culture. I have used a handmade beaded bangle which I have gotten as a souvenir from Taiwan to accessorise his headband. And I notice, the aborigines love to
use feathers to accessorise their costumes. I thought I would be interesting to add some features to
his headgear and it would add more air to his rugged looks.