Being the opening designer for The Delhi Couture Week, Anju Modi did a fabulous job. Staying true to her magic of layers in her garments, it was a treat to watch all her outfits on the ramp. Titled ‘Draupadi’, the garments had a subtle hint of androgyny to them. A sense of warrior princess with mini-jackets, bold good brooches and jewelry, large motifs and deep tones of red and indigo made the entire collection look quite strong-willed. I personally loved how the intricately crafted pashmina shawls were draped and held up by gorgeous bold gold pins and brooches. Quite practical. Will give this technique a try myself when I attend weddings this winter! I was floored by all the accessories and jewelry that complimented all the looks.
Also fell particularly in love with the very large bird-cage motifs that were used!
Anju Modi had Tabu as her show-stopper. Tabu being the classic and demure beauty that she is, looked stunning in the red outfit. However it would have been nice to see her a tad bit more enthusiastic about being where she was. Her expressions were bordering on bored and too serious.
While the show and garments were all gorgeous, I didn’t quite grasp the need for having the dance performance before and in between the show. While most people defend it saying its all part of the story and concept all I have to say is – “Its a fashion show, let it be just that.”