Day Four at Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2014 concluded with Anju Modi's debut collection, which was a vision of ethereal beauty. Called "Seeking Paradise" Anju wove a story of utter elegance and style with fragile feminine touches. The sound of birds twittered all over the Grand Hyatt Ballroom and a giant backdrop of a beautiful serene forest created the right ambience for a paradise of fashion that was about to unfold before the packed audience.
The silhouettes exuded beautiful fluidity for the garments as the models glided down the ramp. Delicate visions of colour floated under the arc lights, as gentle powder blue, blush, soft cream and fresh coral added to the sensuous elegance of the perfectly crafted garments.
The intricate embellishments that highlighted the creations were inspired by the doorways to Utopian paradise. Intensely designed embroidery featured carved arches, filigreed windows and flowers of Eden which were generously splashed on the collection to add to the fantasy-like appeal.
Mixing prints, embroidery, colour and ombré effects for the majestic creations, Anju proved that she was an expert at creating dreamlike garments. Tailored dhoti was teamed with long sleeved choli, net pinafore allowed printed mini to appear coyly from under it. A jumpsuit looked elegant with the print of the theme, while tiny tie-up boleros over flowing angarkhas were a great combination. Asymmetry appeared for hemlines and luxurious flares were part of lehengas, gowns, tunics and kurtas. A solitary melon sari with an ornate border and the extended shoulder blouses with swallow backs were stylishly cut and finished.
Men's wear had two-button jackets, in prints or shaded effects. Sherwanis were mid-length or flared into regal coats. Bundies were teamed with printed shirts and embroidery was splashed on sleeves, collars and hemlines of the different garments.
The show stopper was the elegant Malaika Arora Khan who glided in a blue/grey shaded empire-line net gown, lavishly embellished with floral embroidery. Anju Modi's imaginary wonderland filled with sensational creations called "Seeking Paradise" was an ideal offering to stylish men and women searching for a fashionable paradise.