Anupama Dayal pays homage to Delhi through her collection

Anupama Dayal

Fashion designer Anupama Dayal paid a tribute to the city's past and present in her 'Ishq-e- dilli collection' on day one of the Wills India fashion week.

The designer showcased series of clothes which presented the Islamic art and Mughal traditions.

"I am from Kolkata but Delhi has been my home for the past 10 years. I wanted to pay homage to the city's rich culture and tradition and so I decided to do it through my autumn winter collection. Besides the Mughals, I have also taken inspiration from the Lodhis Sultanate and so on," said Anupama.

"Delhi is an important heritage city with over three world heritage treasures. For me personally, this collection is about digging deeper roots and making my peace with the city I chose to live in, work in and raise my children in," she added.

The silhouettes in the collection culled from tradition but with a modern touch.

Models sashayed down the runway in sharara inspired trousers, lehenga inspired skirts, jamas and angrakhas, tiered dresses and patialas.

The colour palette varied from black, white and the fabrics used were chiffon, taant with intricate Mughal embroidery.

Anupama said that the collection also targeted brides who want the destination weddings and prefer to wear light clothes on their special day.

"The fabrics that I have used are very light and so this collection is also for the bride who wants to have her wedding in places away from home," she said.

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