What would you say when you come across the lady who has designed floor-skimming anarkalis, angrakhas, farshi pajamas, mul-mul fabrics, Chanderis, Maheshwaris and headgear for Bajirao, Mastani and Kashibai in Bhansali’s latest Bollywood flick Bajirao Mastani?
What would you say about this acclaimed fashion and costume designer who has been an esteemed part of Heyers Fashion Festival 2006, Paris, Miami Fashion Week 2006, and India Calling at the Hollywood Bowl 2009, Los Angeles?
Well, Anju Modi simply stuns the audience and celebs in her heavenly, niche and customised designer creations that are perfect in themselves!
Yes, Anju Modi collection needs no introduction. She is the one whose designs are totally seeped in romance, passion and seduction, like the one you saw on Deepika Padukone as she played Leela in the blockbuster film Goliyon ki Rasleela – Ram Leela.
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Bollywood Celebrities Who Have Worn Anju Modi
It was in year 2013 that Anju Modi made her foray into Bollywood, when she came on board as Costume Designer for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Ram-Leela for the female lead Deepika Padukone and for the special appearance made by Priyanka Chopra. Her spectacular work has been lauded as well as applauded in equal measure by fashion and national media.
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Needless to say, there have been umpteen actresses who have dressed up in Anju Modi designer sarees, Anju Modi anarkali or for that matter Anju Modi bridal collection. Here’s a quick look:
1. Haider’s female lead par excellence the veteran Tabu walked the ramp for Anju Modi on Day 1 of Delhi Couture Week in July 2013 channelling the role of Draupadi.
2. Madhuri Dixit Nene was the muse for ‘Devi’, Anju Modi’s 2012 Couture Collection.
3. Our very own Aashiqui 2 female lead Shraddha Kapoor walked the ramp for Anju Modi collection at Delhi Couture Week 2011.
The Stylish Panache And Workmanship Of Anju Modi
A lot goes behind evolution and designing of costumes and this is something that Anju Modi has perfected suitably well who has worked with master artisans across India.
In fact, Anju Modi bridal lehenga brings in rich cultural heritage, ancient crafts and long forgotten age-old techniques to the business of fashion.
Talking about weaving, block printing, vegetable dyeing and traditional embroidery, the Anju Modi collection is the product of a vast library of R & D including craft techniques such as Chanderi weaving, Zari work of Varanasi, Kota fabrics and Bandhani printing.
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On the outfits she created for Deepika Padukone in Bajirao Mastani which were part Muslim, Anju says “It took me a year-and-a-half just to research and compile notes on the Marathas.”
Kashish – Bridal Collection Of Anju Modi
Every single garment took one’s breath away at ‘Kashish’, the dreamy Anju Modi bridal collection presented by the designer at Amazon India Fashion Week 2015 in August this year.
There were shararas and lehengas in beautiful sky blue and butter yellow that had a mixed blend of prints and embroidery.
Floral printed and hand-painted fabrics were used as dupattas and inners, which were all the more rejuvenated with zardozi, chanderi, velvets, and georgette.
With Banarsi stoles, Lucknowi thread work and sequins, there is every bit of modern contrast to the otherwise traditional outfits when it comes to donning Anju Modi collection.
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Whether it is Anju Modi designer dresses, Anju Modi designer suits, or Anju Modi bridal collection, there is a sense of classic Indian silhouettes and urban edge in all her outfits. Exploring her tribal-inspired lehenga or empire-waist dresses is almost like sipping vintage wine.
So get ready to swoon over super-feminine Anju Modi collection. After all, there is one life to celebrate so enjoy Anju Modi bridal collection to the hilt.