Lakme Fashion Week 2014: Manish Malhotra’s Summer Affair
Lakme Fashion Week Spring/Resort 2014 kick started with a stunning show by the king of Indian fashion, Manish Malhotra. His ‘Summer Affair’ turned the stage into a whimsical garden with dramatic flowers and leaves gracefully hanging down from the ceiling. Romanticism was in the air as exotic floral vines were suspended down on the stage, mirroring the lavender hues on his designs.
The fashion guru said on his collection is influenced by the romanticism that exists in today's day and age... where layers and boundaries are surpassed… the young in love are distracted and are expressing their individuality. "Summer 2014, for me, is about the feelings and emotions this modern day romance evokes,” he said.
Soft pinks, powder blues, beige and ivory met with navy and grey, as print on print and embroidery on embroidery united on splendid lehengas and gowns.
Edginess was seen with metal and mirror, and the collection also had a very feminine feel to it. We liked how Malhotra replaced his usual extravagant designs with dainty, minimalistic styles. He wanted to portray modern day romance through his collection, and he did just that with zip saris, summer skirt lehengas with pockets, dress-styled kurtas and slim pants.
Menswear by Manish was about contemporary Indian as bandis overruled the regular sherwanis, kurtas turned into shirt kurtas and jackets got a modern twist – lots of florals seen here too.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at what Manish Malhotra brought to the ramp this year
(In this picture: Manish Malhotra with sisters Kajol and Tanisha)