Right on the heels of Lakme Fashion Week was Delhi Couture Week, which featured mostly bridal collections, since for desis, the words bridal and couture tend to be synonomous. I am starting with Anju Modi's collection, one of my favourites. There were some thouroughly contemporary pieces here, with a focus on textile over heavy beading and embellishment. What makes this collection couture is the use of opulent fabrics such as raw silk, banarasee and burnout velvet. The emhasis on white as a palette base with touches of slate grey and chalky red make this style a great choice for fusion brides. In fact, pieces 3 and 4 are not unlike those designed by Alice Temperley of Temperley London. And to be honest, I prefer Modi's take.