The grand night of 20th August showcased ace designer Anju Modi’s collection “Manikarnika”, with an essence of antique Indian crafts and techniques. Intricately embroidered lehengas, saris, floor length angarkhas, jackets paired with dhoti and kurtas added drama and glamour to the runway.

The esteemed couturier essentially contributed in reviving the rich Indian heritage with her signature style. The splendid looking jewellery adorned added to the elegant look of the ensembles. The elite traditional appeal of the collection gained infinite applause and made the crowd remain awe struck.

Elegantly draped net embroidered saris with full sleeved blouses

Traditional embroidered net saris in a wide range of colours such as pink, beige, graphite worn with full sleeves blouses looked mesmerising and reminded us of the typical Indian beauty without the intrusion of western elements. Hair updos and traditional jewellery added to the desi look of the ensembles.

Floor skimming lehengas predominated Anju Modi’s collection. Intricate embroidery against the backdrop of pleasant hues such as lotus pink, gold, russian blue added to the womanliness of the outfits. High neck blouses went beautifully with the traditional garments.

The wealthy and sophisticated look of men in embroidered jackets  and kurtas paired with trousers.

Not leaving out the men, Anju Modi has crafted ethnic outfits for the male species too. The Anju Modi man looks sophisticated and elegant. Characterised by embroidered rich pant suits, bandh gala, kurta and jackets, the ensembles looked every bit of classy.

Adding classic drama to the runway were men wearing sherwanis with slim trousers and full sleeved jackets with draped dhotis.

Blazers and bandhgala jackets with draped dhoti made the traditional bottoms work beautifully for the mordern man. Sherwanis with statement necklace looked every bit of regalia. All of these paired with oxfords!

Ethnic colours depicting the rich Indian heritage with marvelous jewellery.

Jewellery looked like one would pick from our grandmothers’ rich old-is-gold collection. Intricatedly crafted, traditional and royal- the head accessories, earrings, necklaces were statement-making as ever.

Dark coloured rich looking lehengas dominated the runway depicting the collection “Manikarnika”.

Not a traditional colour belonging to the Indian colour palette but Anju Modi used shades of grey beautifully in the ensembles. She paired it with deep, darker hues such as bold red with gold embroidery. Tulle dupattas draped in various ways caught the attention while looking elegant and feminine.

Ever gorgeous Bollywood diva Jacqueline Fernandez dressed in a dazzling lehenga designed by Anju Modi.

The vivacious and gorgeous Jacqueline Fernandez looked enchanting in a lehenga that looked beautifully royal with intricately done gold embroidery against red. Elbow length sleeves were reminiscent of the past era and she looked like a piece of art walking down the runway.

Take a glance at the mastermind behind creating the gorgeous collection along with the glamorous  shows topper, Anju Modi and Jacqueline Fernandiz.

Photos By: Megha ‘Magz’ Mehta Photography
Photo Processing BY : RVR16 Night.