Anju Modi recently presented her exquisite collection at the Lakme Fashion Week's Winter Festive 2014 edition. The designer's creations were beautiful and superb, with Jacqueline Fernandez as her showstopper.
From a recent interview that the designer gave to iDiva, here are some highights about her collection, styling and about bridal clothes!
How would you define your signature design sensibility?
I don't believe in overdoing any outfit. I am a very simple and understated person and every outfit I create is an expression of myself. When it comes to my collection, my dupattas are simple and my lehengas heavy. I feel that my designs enable the woman of today to feel confident and carry everything responsibly. My brides need to be comfortable yet stylish. In the very beginning, if they are comfortable with who they are and what they wear, their entire married life is going to reflect that!
What are the 'it' colours for the coming season?
It's all about fusion this time for brides. Old rose pink, a colour I used extensively in my collection is really big. Other than that gold has made a big comeback. A wine-ish maroon, powder blue, and charcoal too will be a rage this time.
What trends are you looking forward to in 2014?
For brides, 2014 will see lighter dupattas. Very heavy dupattas tire the bride and don't give her an opportunity to accessorise enough. Lighter drapes are also making a comeback.
What do you seek inspiration from?
I am a voracious reader, an avid traveller and a photographer. So everything I see around me inspires me. For instance, my collection right now is inspired by Ajanta & Ellora Caves, which I visited a while ago. While there, I saw the 3-D sculpting and carving, and fell in love with the crafts of the old artisans.
Tell us about the collection you showcased at LFW?
My collection is called Mahikarnika, who is a princess of manis (jewels). Keeping the colour story earthy with sepia tones of sand and old rose, there are rich jewel shades of burgundy, ruby and emerald for the lush fabrics that ranged from net to velvet, tussar and silk to give that regal look to men's and women's wear.
What was the highlight of the show?
The outfit my showstopper Jacqueline Fernandez was wearing was my favourite piece. The mushroom pink blouse along with the lehenga was perfect and complemented her skin really well.
What's your personal style statement?
My personal style is full of fusion. I have paired a dress and palazzo pants or if i am wearing a sari, it has to draped different. I am not a conventional dresser. I pick up something from here and something from there, and wear it all!
Pic: Lakme Fashion Week