What was unique about manish Malhotra’s show this time was that it will premiere as a Virtual Reality experience after the fashion gala
It was a show with a difference as ace fashion designer Manish Malhotra took a digital leap on the opening day of Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2016 with Bollywood’s young faces — Shraddha Kapoor and Sushant Singh Rajput — walking for him.
Malhotra took the digital route for the show on Wednesday here in association with Etihad Airways. Malhotra unveiled festive glamour collection at the LFW runway, that began at St. Regis Hotel. However, the designer’s offsite show at ITC Grand Central was no less of a treat.
What was unique about the Malhotra’s show this time was that it will premiere as a Virtual Reality experience after the fashion gala. So, the LFW ramp got a glimpse of the virtual aspect in a very sparkling way.
The fashion house showcased its signature resham threadwork, clustered sequins and intricate hand-embroidery on dramatic trails and off-shoulder capes, alongside floral motifs.
There were jacket-saris; lehengas paired with sheer crop blouses and draped dupattas on contemporary anarkalis. Elaborately detailed long tunics worn over cigarette pants and flowing backless gowns effortlessly brought the classic and contemporary style together.
On other aspects of the event, there was some dissatisfaction over the seating arrangement as those sitting at the back were heard complaining about not getting a proper view, but fashion enthusiasts who saw the entire range were left mesmerised with the designer’s creativity.
The designer infused extra glamour quotient on the ramp with Sushant and Shraddha, especially the former, who was glad to walk for Malhotra.
“I was excited and nervous at the same time, but who doesn’t want to walk for Manish Malhotra, and I did it. I have four sisters and all are fans of his; including me, so, today I am standing here with his clothes on. Life can’t be better than this,” Sushant told reporters after show.
For Shraddha, it was a dream come true. “I always dreamt of walking for him one day. When I was in Cape Town, Manish called me and asked if I will walk for his show tonight and I took no time to say yes. I landed here and came directly for his show,” she said.
Talking about her outfit, the actress said: “This dress is so awesome, beautiful and gorgeous.” She wore a lehanga teamed up with an embroidered blouse.
There was a glamorous edge to the range with statement accessories, including bejewelled belts and pill-box clutches. Crafted in silks, sheer net and lace — in hues of pure white, baby pink, lime green, lilac, Champagne nude, metallic grey and honey mustard — the ensembles were worn with fine jewellery by Anmol Jewellers. IANS
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