An Exclusive Collection at Design One Exhibit at Jumeirah Emirates Tower Hotel
A young man stepped in the world of fashion and glamour with no prior formal training by designing costumes for Bollywood. His name became synonymous with celebrities across generations and today he completes over 25 glorious years in the industry. Yes, he is none other than the spectacular Manish Malhotra. And an event was held at the Jumeirah Emirates Tower Hotel in association with Design One.
When Kareena Kapoor Khan to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Deepika Padukone to Sridevi, is a fan of your work – you know you’re a star! So, it isn’t surprising when we say 650 of Dubai’s fashion set turned up for the event when there were only 400 seats available. Speaking with Gulf News tabloid – Manish stated that he wishes to diversify his brand, whilst balancing his love for all things Bollywood. He mentions, “Even now, people say I am 50 years old and I have had a very fulfilling career and it’s set. Do I really need to push the envelope and open more stores or run around to do so many fashion shows?” to which he adds “The thing is, I love challenging myself.”
The show was as glitzy as he is and he closed it with the perfect flamboyance a designer could have asked for – not one but three showstoppers – Kriti Sanon, Sidharth Malhotra and Karan Johar. The larger-than-life set saw models walking down the escalator wearing the designer’s remarkable creations that had the perfect amalgamation of contemporary with tradition. The collection offered an assortment of refined silhouettes for men and women. The 85-piece show incorporated pieces from his India Couture Week (ICW) finale presentation in Delhi along with pieces chiefly tailored for Dubai. He had covered it all from pearls, tassels and crystal-encrusted corsets and skirts to the long trains, the oversized surface ornamentation, bling fringes, and feather details for the bride that is open to change. In his words, “(bride) she wants to be sensuous, she is sure of herself. That’s what the show was all about.” The colour palate mostly revolved around greys, silvers, beiges and gold to highlight elegance and glamour whilst balancing embroidery and embellishments perfectly.