Manish  Malhotra Showcased a beautiful, understated collection at Lakme Fashion Week 2013 W/F. It started with some beautiful, soft pastels in mnt green, pale pink and cream, gradually moving on to deeper yellow ochres and olive greens and finally his trademark heavy zari work outfits- beautiful sherwanis worn by women in deep jewel tones. I adored the hot pink Gara work sharara’s and the entire line of pastels.  Manish-Malhotra-lakme-fashion-week -Winter-Festive-2013- (1) Manish-Malhotra-lakme-fashion-week -Winter-Festive-2013- (35) Manish-Malhotra-lakme-fashion-week -Winter-Festive-2013- (34)

These Sharara’s are what Manish is calling the ‘Ghagra Pant’. These are super voluminous- with as much ghera as a lehenga, but a divide in between so theyr like pants.

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Loved both these flowy sillhouettes and the pallazzos underneath.

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Lots of rich silks were used.

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I love that the pyjamis have pockets!! How comfortable!Manish-Malhotra-lakme-fashion-week -Winter-Festive-2013- (9) Manish-Malhotra-lakme-fashion-week -Winter-Festive-2013- (8) Manish-Malhotra-lakme-fashion-week -Winter-Festive-2013- (7) Manish-Malhotra-lakme-fashion-week -Winter-Festive-2013- (6) Manish-Malhotra-lakme-fashion-week -Winter-Festive-2013- (5) Manish-Malhotra-lakme-fashion-week -Winter-Festive-2013- (4)

Adore both these Manish saris!

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Official Note:

Mumbai‘Reflections’, the Festive collection by Manish Malhotra, was showcased at the opening of Lakme Fashion Week W/F 2013, on 22nd August at 9:30 pm at the Grand Hyatt.

The front row of a completely packed show included Karishma Kapoor, Kajol, Karan Johar, Shabana Azmi, Neha Dhupia, Ayushman Khurana, Farah Khan, Jacqueline Fernandes, Urmila Matondkar, Sanjay Kapoor, Maheep Kapoor, Ayan Mukherjee, Marc Robinson, Tanisha Mukherjee, Sheetal Mafatlal, Farah Ali Khan, Zarine Khan and Devita Saraf amongst several others.

Speaking about his collection, Manish said, “‘Reflections’, my festive collection for this season, is high on colour and on new silhouettes, while it plays with the concept of lightness of being with celebration in mind. To me, a festive occasion is a wonderful blend of tradition, culture, rituals, colours, and intensity of emotions. Time-honoured practices come together with special occasions and new traditions to create happy times. It is this melding of the old and the new that has inspired ‘Reflections’.”

The primary influences are from Rajasthan and Kutch – the mirror work, traditional colour blocking and a palette of deep green, dark beige, and mustard, which are all characteristic of these regions. The collection also features textured silks, youthful bright colours, saturated hues, and Manish’s signature thread-work and custom-created zari work from Kashmir.

‘Reflections’, therefore, marries the best of India’s sartorial heritage, with youth, and sparkle. Manish Malhotra has created a trendsetting new silhouette – the ghagra pant, which is a fusion of the sharara and the classic pant. This new creation is a fun and very stylish alternative to the lehenga. Manish has also reinterpreted the traditional Rajasthani koti silhouette to create a koti top, which can be worn with saris, or ghagras.

This inventive and vivacious collection by Manish Malhotra offers several options for a bride and her entourage to choose from, for pre-wedding ceremonies and festivities.

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