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Delhi Couture Week: myth, mirrors, magic

fashion and trends Updated: Aug 02, 2013 01:33 IST
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Fashion chatter, long-stemmed glasses of wine, and a feeling of being surrounded by all-embracing style — Wednesday saw the start of PCJ Delhi Couture Week in the city. Designer Anju Modi set the ball rolling with her interpretation of the mythical game of dice and Draupadi’s prowess through Victorian flounce, layering and symbolic motifs. Up next was master couturier Sabyasachi Mukherjee’s show, for which a vintage living room became the runway (just like he did last year at the week) as models adorned gorgeous hues of champagne and mirrored shimmer with an Indianised flapper vibe. The music needs a special mention, particularly an instrumental rendition of Radiohead.

Sabyasachi Mukherjee
Structured, floral bralettes paired with voluminous skirts showcased on the ramp, were breathtaking
We also loved the quilted sherwanis and short jackets with gold buttons, teamed with fitted churidaars
The accessories had a boho chic vibe. Models showcased multiple beaded necklaces, nath and maang tikas
The embroidered lace and tulle, along with applique and mirror-work used in the collection added whimsical magic

Anju Modi
Bird cages, warriors, peacocks and other traditional motifs used on the outfits were impressive
Conch, spear-shaped ear cuffs and bow-arrow brooches, also designed by Modi, were interesting
We loved her take on menswear with divided skirts teamed with destructured coats and bow ties
Layering voluminous lowers and delicate pleated sleeves with a Victorian touch, were the mainstay