As the runway turned into the picture-perfect grasslands of Vrindavan, actress Dia Mirza channelised a Radha avatar for designer Anju Modi's couture collection, Sunehari Kothi.
Dressed in a full-sleeved embroidered maroon velvet blouse and multicoloured lehenga with sheer off-white dupatta, the actress-producer walked to the tunes of flute, sarangi and live singing, which echoed the essence of Lord Krishna's playful personality.
Dia also wore heavy polki jewellery with a maang-tika and bindi and completed her look with a dark red lip colour with minimal make-up. The actress said she felt "exquisite" wearing the dress crafted by the "Bajirao Mastani" designer as she believed Anju's style is quite similar to her fashion taste.
"I'm so proud to be Anju Modiji's showstopper. She is one of those designers who has, through almost 20 years of her career, been responsible for protecting and nurturing our heritage. She's taken handicrafts and textiles to the next level. She likes to stick to her Indian roots and doesn't like
messing it up. It's delicate and intricate," Dia said.
Talking about the clothes, the actress said it has resonance of an era gone by, yet it is contemporary and comfortable.
"As a nature lover, I felt great to be a part of this collection. 'Sunehari Kothi' transported me to another world. I felt timeless, depicting Radha through this collection," she said. The models, both male and female, were draped in shades of white, cream, pinks with the pitambar (yellow) dupattas.
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