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India Couture Week 2018: Anju Modi debunks popular myths about models, designers

Designer Anju Modi spoke to us about her Victorian inspiration and said that the beliefs about designers being glamour hungry and models being unintelligent are not true.

fashion and trends Updated: Jul 26, 2018 15:14 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Delhi
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Anju Modi with Kangana Ranaut, who was the showstopper for her on the first day of the Hindustan Times and Sunil Sethi Design Alliance’s India Couture Week 2018.(Raajessh Kashyap/HT Photo)

Anju Modi took everyone on a walk through history through her collection, A Maiden’s Prayer, which was inspired from the Victorian era, on the first day of the Hindustan Times and Sunil Sethi Design Alliance’s India Couture Week 2018. Modi, who’s showstopper was Kangana Ranaut, spoke to us about her collection, and also debunked some myths about models and designers.

When asked what were the biggest myths about models and designers, Modi said, “People think that models have no brains but that is not true! It shows in the way they handle their garments and their composure during the fashion show, all this requires some intelligence. Secondly, people think that designers are all glamour hungry but the truth is that we are very hard working. In fact, we are like labourers!”

Modi has always drawn inspiration from history and architecture throughout her career, and the menswear collection took a page from Victorian era with metallic stripes on long-sleeves and embellished brooches. The flowy kurtas in jewel tones paired with straight pants stood out.

Talking about her collection, she said, “My designs were inspired from the Victorian era, but the fabrics were all Indian and all the artisans were also Indian.”

India Couture Week, presented by Hindustan Times and Sunil Sethi Design Alliance, will be on from July 25 to July 29, in Delhi.

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First Published: Jul 26, 2018 01:53 IST