Preview: Anju Modi at Lakmé Fashion Week
A UNESCO World Heritage site lends inspiration to the designer’s creations
For her Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014 collection, Anju Modi has found inspiration in the most unlikely of places – the Ajanta-Ellora caves. For her collection, Manikarnika, the designer has used ancient embroideries to bring to life the architectural marvels and paintings of the UNESCO World Heritage site.
“Every collection I create has the soul of our rich textile heritage transformed and presented in a modern aesthetic – and that is something people can expect from this collection as well,” Modi tells us.
Expect motifs like horse-drawn carriages and delicate floral patterns recreated in woollen and zariembroideries, gold-foil printing and distressed treatments in contemporary silhouettes like the dhoti suit, asymmetrical jackets in a mix of earthy shades and jewel tones.
“What’s different [this season] is the digression from layering – keeping the silhouettes pure in their essence, with the fine zari and wool thread embroideries as champions, along with the antique, distressed finish of the fabrics,” says the designer. “The collection also introduces some new silhouettes and interesting pairing of separates.”
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