India’s Zoya Afroz reveals her national costume for Miss International 2022

25 Nov 2022 | Priya Bhardwaj



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Miss International India 2021 Zoya Afroz is currently preparing for her international stint at Miss International 2022. Through her social media, just hours ago, Zoya revealed her official national costume captioning it, ‘There is beauty in simplicity’.

Looking ethereal in a saree, Zoya posted that the inspiration for the national costume came from 19th century INDIA paintings. The royal figures often were draped in translucent silk and were more often draped along with jewellery made of pearls.



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Taking inspiration from these elements, Zoya and her team created a national costume that is ethereal and other worldly. The Mughal era paintings depict elegance which has been translated in the pre draped saree made entirely of silk organza and hand embroidery of pearls and mirror work. Traditional Indian costumes are often given the stereotype of bright colours but there is an era where importance was given to simplicity and elegance.

Miss International 2022, the 60th edition of the Miss International pageant, will be held on 13th December 2022 at the Tokyo Dome City Hall, Tokyo, Japan where Miss International 2019 Sireethorn Leearamwat of Thailand will crown her successor at the end of the event.



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