The fashion ramp turned into a durbar for JJ Valaya's show at the Delhi Couture Week (DCW). The ace designer aimed to bring the Turkish empire alive with grand props, a regal setting and a heavy dose of embroidery, delicate motifs in metal work, zardozi, badla and semi precious stone on his garments. His show on the opening day of DCW Wednesday night saw a crystal chandelier adding to the grandeur to the entire set up for the collection titled 'The Azark'.
"My collection has been inspired by Turkish empire," Valaya told IANS. The line was reminiscent of his last showcase at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW), and he made no bones about it. "I have taken the same inspiration that I showcased at the grand finale for WIFW last season, but this time it's a couture version. 'Azrak' in Turkish means rare and uncommon, and that is what my collection is all about," he added.