Anju Modi at Shree Raj Mahal Jewellers India Couture Week 2014

I know, I’m late. I usually post about a fashion show the very next day. But since I was thrown head first into India Couture Week within 48 hours of returning to India after a 6 week intense course in New York, I made a conscious decision to not stick to my conventional blogging ways. Just for a while.

Continuing with the “doing things differently” policy till things settle on the work front, I’m presenting you with my first ever – Postcards from Fashion Week post. Mostly pictures, and very little talking. I have a lot of catching up to do with posts from the rest of India Couture Week, Tarun Tahiliani Couture Exposition AND Vogue Wedding Show. Let’s get started quickly then, shall we?

The best wedding outfits Anju Modi India Couture Week 2014

Anju Modi didn’t bother with too many shades. A muted colour palette. With a pop of gold running across the collection. If you’re looking for bright hues, this show wasn’t for you. But if you don’t mind pastel pinks, off-whites and an earthy feel – you might stumble upon a piece or two you love on this rustic road.

TDB’s Picks

Black velvet lehenga 2 Anju Modi India Couture Week 2014 Black velvet lehenga 3 Anju Modi India Couture Week 2014

This was the black velvet lehenga I’d shared on Facebook recently, that so many of you adored. The rest of it is really non-bridal, but that rich lehenga was more than enough to get this in our list of favourites.

Where to wear? Your sibling’s wedding.Pastel pink lehenga 4 Anju Modi India Couture Week 2014 Pastel pink lehenga 2 Anju Modi India Couture Week 2014 Pastel pink lehenga 3 Anju Modi India Couture Week 2014

I LOVE this soft pink lehenga. Ditch the blouse and shawl in favour of something more bridal.

Where to wear?  On your Sangeet, stand out amidst all the bright hues with this almost-pastel shade.Gold and ivory sheer jacket lehenga Anju Modi India Couture Week 2014 front Gold and ivory sheer jacket lehenga Anju Modi India Couture Week 2014 side Gold and ivory sheer jacket lehenga Anju Modi India Couture Week 2014 profilePerfect Reception outfit for the ultra-sophisticated bride. Braided bun, big gold earrings and layer with a gold haar (beads on multiple-strings) over the jacket.

Where to wear? This one screams RECEPTION.

Off white sari blue full sleeve blouse Anju Modi India Couture Week 2014

Such an elegant sari-blouse. A trousseau must-have.

Dhoti layered jacket black white 1 Anju Modi India Couture Week 2014 Dhoti layered jacket black white 2 Anju Modi India Couture Week 2014 Dhoti layered jacket nude and gold 1 Anju Modi India Couture Week 2014

LOVE these jackets with dhotis! The practically open jacket and tiny gold bikini make it a bold choice though.

Where to wear? Perfect for anyone who wants to make a style statement, throw this on for your friend’s Sangeet.Red carriage motif lehenga Anju Modi India Couture Week 2014 front Red carriage motif lehenga Anju Modi India Couture Week 2014 sideFinally, a bridal red! With a touch of whimsy added by CARRIAGE motifs. Made me swoon. I didn’t like what the lehenga was paired with though, so I left it out of the picture.

Where to wear? Your wedding. Those of you who scoff at the thought of wearing such a “light” lehenga on the wedding, there ARE brides who will. So please step aside and let those brides day-dream about the perfect understated elegance of this piece.

Photo credits: Ashutosh Chaudhary

I saw all these pieces again in person at the Vogue Wedding Show this weekend, and they’re as beautiful up close as they were on the runway. I repeat, though, that this show was only for those who like seriously understated elegance.

Which was your favourite outfit from Anju Modi’s show?

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