Nothing like sipping bubbly and watching some great creations on the ramp. Well that exactly was what we were treated to on the 2nd Day at PCJ Delhi Couture Week 2012 at Anamika Khanna and Gaurav Gupta’s ‘off-site’ show at Evoluzione at The Kila in Mehrauli. Anamika Khanna’s couture collection was simply fabulous. The intricate texturisation, innovative silhouettes, great assortment of fabrics, amazing colour story and of course perfect tailoring made Anamika’s collection a treat to the eyes. Well crafted jackets over lehengas or magnificent floor-duster coats gave a modern touch to traditional Indian ensembles. Sheer Salmon pink dupattas or layerings over ivory coloured ensembles livened up the look dramatically. Evoluzione has got an ace up their sleeves by securing the rights to sell the magnificent Couture Collection of Anamika Khanna.
Earlier on Day 2 at DCW 2012 the designer-duo of Ashima-Leena garnered applause for their collection that was very classy and stylish. The show opened with sequence in ivory/white where tonal embroidery using pearls interspersed with emerald stones and muted Gota work embelllished the sarees, churidaar-kurtas and lehengas. Deft juxtaposition of ornate blouses with plain sarees, kurtis with kerchief hemlines, sheer Tulle bodices and innovative designs like lehenga-saree were some high-points of the beautiful collection. Kudos to Ashima – Leena for showcasing a beautiful collection.