Dubai, 29th September 2017: With each passing year, Manish Malhotra’s beliefs have extended the design-language of Indian couture beyond the typical use of reds and golds. Presenting yet another gala affair, the designer showcased his mastery in design at Sahachari Foundation’s Design One exhibit in Dubai.
The larger-than-life set saw models strutting down the escalator wearing the designer’s fabulous creations that weaved together the subtle nuances of modern artistry with the intricacy of true couture. A contrast between traditional and contemporary styles; the collection presented an array of refined silhouettes for both men and women.
From an elaborate line of voluminous, billowing skirts with embroidery art, fitted corsets and shimmering cascades for women to structured sherwanis and fluid kurtas for men – Manish Malhotra’s bridal collection married craftsmanship with glamour for the modern Indian man and woman.
Crafted in rich fabrics such as satin organza, silk tulle, micro velvet, satin velvet, two-tone silks using antique metallic threadwork, pearls, and luminous crystals – the voluminous gowns and lehengas were fashioned in shades of ivory, soft grey, vintage rose, burgundy and teal.
For the gentleman, sherwanis with asymmetrical hemlines, draped kurtas and jackets were presented in royal colors and rich fabrics with intricate embroidery.
Speaking about the collection showcase at Design One, Dubai, Manish Malhotra expressed, “With this collection, I wanted to bring to Dubai – one of my most favorite cities in the world – a collection that represented the beauty and modernism of this country. The pieces in this collection showcase the versatility and design-language of Indian couture with elegant outfits that can be worn across occasions, from weddings to gala soirees.”
A packed audience, Dubai was engulfed in glitz and glamour as the designer’s muses – Karan Johar, Sidharth Malhotra and Kriti Sanonwalked down the runway. Wearing an ivory and gold sequined embellished corset with a feather detailing fitted skirt and cape, Kriti Sanon looked ethereal and dreamy while Sidharth Malhotra looked charming in a black embroidered sherwani with white pants. Karan Johar posed as the perfect man in black wearing a sherwani and pants with a stunning brooch.