The announcement was made by the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), India's apex fashion body on Saturday.

“Anju Modi and Sabyasachi are the most sought after designers in the country with a huge fan following. Their shows are a visual treat for the discerning fashion fraternity. We are certain both these designers will give a perfect impetus to the week,” Sunil Sethi, president, FDCI, said in a statement.

Modi is “honoured” to open the fashion extravaganza, where she will showcase a collection inspired by Indian mythology. “This season, my collection takes inspiration from Indian mythology. Draupadi, the epicenter of Mahabharata - remains the central idea for the strong woman I wish to portray. The qualities she epitomises in the form of Agnijyotsna, are in harmony with my presentation,” she said.

Overall, nine veteran designers will present their collections and exquisite designs for a discerning audience at the event. Other participating designers include Anamika Khanna, Arjun Khanna, Gaurav Gupta, Manish Arora, Manish Malhotra, Ritu Beri and Varun Bahl.

(Agencies)

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