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Amazon India Fashion Week: Twist in the Tale

Each piece told the story of this modern-day princess — her castle is embroidered on her skirt and the metallic belt is cut out like her palatial home.

Written by Somya Lakhani |
Updated: March 28, 2015 1:16:05 am
AIFW, anju modi, fashion design In winged tiaras and crowns, and frizzy, wild hair, the models sashayed down the runway in saris paired with jackets, voluminous skirts, kurtas with churidars, and shawls draped like scarves.

Cinderella ditched her heels for a pair of sassy kicks, and decided to rescue herself instead of waiting for a prince. This aspect of rewriting and redefining oneself summarizes veteran designer Anju Modi’s autumn-winter collection called “How to Write a Fairytale?” on Day One of Amazon India Fashion Week (AIFW).

In winged tiaras and crowns, and frizzy, wild hair, the models sashayed down the runway in saris paired with jackets, voluminous skirts, kurtas with churidars, and shawls draped like scarves. Each piece told the story of this modern-day princess — her castle is embroidered on her skirt and the metallic belt is cut out like her palatial home. Her adventures are embroidered on blouses and jackets, as parachutes, clouds and the moon, owls and swans. There is also an old-school ship on her skirts, so you know she packed up her bags and went for a voyage. Modi also ditched the corset for collared shirts and power shoulders.

And then there are the black-and-white stripes, paired with colours straight out of a book — indigo, red and powder blue, with shades of gold dust, in wool and silk. Did we forget to mention that the men sported long jackets paired with slim pants and looked equally divine?

Just the detailing in each garment proves why she is one of the most prolific designers in the country. While this range was a mix of prêt and couture, the effortlessness and the boho-chic vibe has made it one of the strongest collections from Day One.

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