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India Couture Week 2018: Anju Modi time travels to the Victorian era with her collection

India Couture Week 2018 saw designer Anju Modi end day 1 on a spectacular note with her collection inspired by the Victorian era. Actor Kangana Ranaut walked the ramp as her showstopper.

fashion and trends Updated: Jul 26, 2018 15:13 IST
Meenakshi Iyer
Meenakshi Iyer
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Large puffed sleeves, flowy gowns, printed lehengas paired with muted blouse were some of the highlights of designer Anju Modi’s collection at the India Couture Week 2018.(Raajessh Kashyap/HT Photo)

Hindustan Times and Sunil Sethi Design Alliance’s India Couture Week 2018 saw the opening day end on a high note with designer Anju Modi’s Victorian-era inspired collection giving us some major trousseau goals. The outfits can easily translate to being your go-to pre wedding or post wedding ensemble.

Large puffed sleeves, flowy gowns, printed lehengas paired with muted blouse were some of the highlights of her collection. Titled A maiden prayer, designer Anju Modi’s 2018 couture collection was a total deviation from her last one. If 2017 was all about buttery yellows and pistachio greens, 2018 was dedicated to mustard yellow, cream and maroons.

With this year’s collection, Modi has tried to pay homage to the Victorian era through cuts, silhouettes and designs. Rich and heavy fabrics such as velvet, silk and brocade dominated the ensembles. And what made the entire collection dream-like was her smart use of jewel tones and its shades in contrasting designs. For instance, the emerald green lehenga was paired perfectly with a embellished long-kurta in a lighter tone. This added a whole new dimension to the outfit.

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Modi’s showstopper actress Kangana Ranaut ended the show with a truly Victorian era-inspired gold lehenga and blouse, complete with an embroidered velvet jacket in maroon. The richness of the outfit shone through the superior craftsmanship seen in the ensemble. She completed her look with minimalistic diamond necklace by RK Jewellers and a Victorian hairstyle.

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In an earlier interview to Hindustan Times, Modi said, “Kangana has that Victorian feel and attitude that is needed for my show. She became the choice for my show after I saw her looks in Rangoon. It was spellbinding and Kangana is surely going to storm the ramp.”

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.

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 01:08 IST