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Hoping to be historic

"When you’ve been doing couture for so long, it just comes naturally to you," says veteran designer JJ Valaya, who is showcasing his collection today at the Delhi Couture Week.

fashion and trends Updated: Jul 23, 2010 01:00 IST
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When you’ve been doing couture for so long, it just comes naturally to you,” says veteran designer JJ Valaya, who is showcasing his collection today at the Delhi Couture Week.



Talking to HT City about his collection ‘Alika’, he says, “Alika is a fictional courtesan, she is my muse. I’ve used different fabrics for the 42 pieces I am showcasing.”



Valaya will unveil two creations — the Alika Jacket and his showstopper

lehenga

: “I hope the jacket becomes a classic like the Burberry trench coat or the Gucci loafers. The

lehenga

took 100 craftsperson and 1,200 hours to complete. It’s hand embroidered on a gold custom woven fabric.”