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    Delhi designer Anju Modia��s new bridal line gives us something to think about

    Inspired by Himalayaa��s picturesque Valley of Flowers,A�designer Anju Modi is debutingA�her latest bridal collection at Evoluzione.A�With a shift from fabrics like light and heavy raw silksA�to a blend of cotton and chanderi, Modia��s latest concentrates on bridal attire with a splash of floral motifs to bring a sense of freshness to Chennaia��s sultry weather. a�?In this scorching heat, to add some vibrancy to the bridal wear, IA� chose the concept of the Valley of Flowers. The line hasA�breathy materialsA� and light colours, apart from the regular reds,a�? says theA�Mumbai-based designer.devi-large-01
    Considering that an Indian wedding lasts more than three days, this collection promises to retain the fashion quotient with a sense of quirkiness. With no formal training in fashion designing, Modi is a strong believer in a�?learning on the joba�� and says she chose Chennai for the launch of her summer collection essentially for the warm weather. A�a�?As a designer I have to present something that is city-centric, like cotton lehengas that are ideal for the weather here. Amidst the happenings of a summer wedding too, people want to follow trends, like light fabrics, and look nice,a�? she says
    Her line also comprises fabrics like chiffon, khadi and silk malmal, which the designer says is a�?something newa�� for her. Apart from heavy bridal wear like hand-crafted lehengas and embellished blouses in rich tones of burgundy, ruby and emerald, the collection has easy-to-pack outfits like asymmetric jackets, gowns with a lot of layering,A� and light saris in soft peaches, sunflower yellows and sky blues that a bride can wear beyond D-day.

    Today and tomorrow. From Rs 16,800 onwards.
    Details: 9940010803
    a��Srishti Dasgupta

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