Manish Malhotra

Manish Malhotra FDCI India Couture Week 2016

July 21, 2016
Fawad Khan, Deepika Padukone and Manish Malhotra

Designer Manish Malhotra in association with ‘Hazoorilal by Sandeep Narang’ kickstarts the India Couture Week 2016 with ‘The Persian Story. Manish Malhotra FDCI India Couture Week 2016 design narrative is inspired by the stunning architecture of Persia, blooming paradise of fauna and flora, and fearless royals that ruled their vast kingdoms. Indulgent hand-woven gold embroidery adorn sheer and velvet fabrics, in lehengas with sheer tops, opulent velvet jackets over cigarette trousers, exquisite gowns and regal sherwanis. Intricate motifs meander on 50 limited edition pieces, swathed in deep shades of maroon, emerald green and azure blue. This season, the traditional dupatta is reimagined for the confident, modern woman. Breathtaking jewellery with uncut polki diamonds and pearls by Hazoorilal by Sandeep Narang added to the mystic aura.   Speaking about ‘The Persian Story’ Manish said, “2016 marks an important milestone as the ‘Manish Malhotra’ label celebrates 11 years. The Persian Story is a special collection as it represents a new design story for the label. While the collection is inspired by the stories, sights and poetry of Persia, every outfit has its own unique story told in the language of distinct colours, detailed motifs and rich fabrics. I would like to thank my good friend and sponsor of this show, Mr. Sandeep Narang, for providing the stunning jewellery for this opening act of ICW 2016.   In a contemporary version of a Persian folktale, the scenography took guests back to the time of conquerors like Alexander the Great. The showing culminated with the stunning Deepika Padukone in a resplendent red velvet lehenga that featured a beautiful, seemingly never-ending trail, walking the runway. The lehenga showcased the fine work of craftsmen of yore and was completely embroidered in vintage badla work. Mickey Contractor, Director of Makeup Artistry, M.A.C India for Manish Malhotra at India Couture …

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India Couture Week 2014 {Preview}

June 28, 2014
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Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI)’s much coveted India Couture Week is scheduled to be held in New Delhi from July 15-20, 2014 at the Taj Palace Hotel. The revamped six day event will have new partnerships Shree Raj Mahal Jewellers as title sponsors, and Logix Group as its associate sponsors. The event will showcase India’s finest design talent in exclusive shows by top Indian Couturiers. Announcing this association, Mr. Sunil Sethi, President FDCI said, “It gives me immense pleasure to bring you the 2014 edition of India Couture Week. After the roaring success of the past events, we at the FDCI are delighted to present an extravagant couture week. Our event is synonymous with luxury and we have the finest participation from Indian fashion fraternity.” Anju Modi, Manish Malhotra,   Varun Bahl  Monisha Jaising (L-R) Anju Modi, Rohit Bal, Manish Malhotra, Sunil Sethi, Varun Bahl, Monisha Jaising   Gaurav Gupta  Mr. Sunil Sethi, President FDCI  Rohit Bal  Gaurav Gupta Manish Malhotra  List of Designers  Anamika Khanna Anju Modi Gaurav Gupta Manish Arora Manish Malhotra Monisha Jaising Rina Dhaka Rohit Bal Sabyasachi Mukherjee Varun Bahl Photographs – Prateek Ahluwalia for Kalapalette Follow me : Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week AW’13 – Day 3

March 22, 2013
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Day 3 of Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week saw a great deal of paparazzi chase and celebrity showdown as some designers took the show stopping scenario bit too seriously. EKRU – presents Indian Kaleidoscope. The color palette is brightly festive, retrained only through the use of black, white and grays. Thread work and motifs borrowed from traditional textiles have been given a twist by mixing and matching. My favorite :  The beautiful riot of colors in every look, be it a saree or a lehenga. The intelligent usage of shimmer, borders and drapes concluding to a defining ethnic look. Gravitating towards the elegant economy of the construction of dress provided by antique models using luxurious fabrics, elaborate ornamentation and intricate hand- embroidered textures. Rajdeep brings to the season an enchanting feel of royal regalia, crowns and court garments in a contemporary fashion.  My favorite :  The solid color see through fabrics being styled in a very pleasing way. The interesting ornamentation. The collection explores the wonders of Sicily, and it’s beautiful baroque architecture,combined with paradisaical context of roses. Sticking to her motto “edgy”, Sonia’s collection is a beautiful amalgamation of the women of today, with their edgy personalities and individual spunk, with the yesteryear damsels, conserved and fragile, with a lot to say it wearable, she brings in new silhouettes like shift dresses with pants and saree-bolero blouse and tessellated border combinations, which makes her collection unique. My favorite :  The color royal shades of purple, minty greens, pink cinnamon, wine berry, Hawaiian ocean and peacock blue. The boyfriend shirts and printed kaftans.  Joy Mitra acknowledged 100 glorious years of Bollywood by giving a tribute to one of the mahor assets of this nation. The collection took inspiration from backstage and everything that goes into making a movie. This was …

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SS’13 : Wills Lifestyle Fashion Week SS 13 Day 1, Part 2

October 8, 2012
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I bring to you the exclusive coverage of Wills Lifestyle Fashion Week SS 13.  Day 1, Part 2 Atsu Sekhose SS 2013 Bringing to fore his love for North East is Atsu Sekhose’s Spring Summer 2013 collection.  The designer has gravitated towards the tribes of North East as the chief inspiration this season.  Having his roots in Nagaland, he has been chosen by the Ministry of Textiles to present a collection that is evocative of the northeastern culture. His strength as a mixologist comes through in the constructions made of hand woven fabrics moulded into a collection inspired by American sportswear.   Every look emphasizes the honed body through Naga fabrics like cotton and silk, woven by 30 underprivileged women from a women’s weaving organization –  VITOLE  and Assamese Silk exclusively woven by Assamese weavers.   The contemporary collection opens with shorts, parka jackets, trench jackets, trousers and shirts making way for dresses and evening gowns. Having a pulsating sense of color, Atsu has meticulously chosen shades of reds, cobalt blue, off white and beige married to black. Each and every detail has been well examined to go along with the collection, hence rejuvenating the beauty, style, art, craft, music and richness of North East. Primarily known for his chic, feminine and understated clothing Atsu’s line has evolved into a complete ready-to-wear collection, which firmly holds his signature style and modern adaptation to classic silhouettes. Geisha Designs SS 2013 An Edwardian summer This is the mood of the SS’13 line by Shalini and Paras of Geisha Designs. Set in an Edwardian Era with influences of other cultures to create a fresh look. The collection is all about contemporary silhouettes coupled with traditional techniques on luxurious rich fabrics and encapsulates the quaint theatricals of the art, heritage and mystique of Victorian life. Collection …

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