Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2013 Opens with Manish Malhotra

Manish Malhotra opened Lakme Fashion Week – Winter Festive 2013 today with a tame collection that repeated similar pieces from his last two shows.DSC_0226

‘Reflections’, Manish Malhotra’s Festive collection was shown at the Grand Hyatt in Mumbai, with a bevy of Bollywood celebrities in tow to cheer the designer on. We spotted Karisma Kapoor, Kajol, Karan Johar, Shabana Azmi, Farah Khan, Urmila Matondkar, Neha Dhupia and several others in the front row.

Trends: Deep, deep v-necks, peek-a-boo backs, high collared blouses, lean silhouetted ankarlis, ghagra/sharara pants.manish malhotra lakme fashion week 2013

Favourite Looks: We like the thread work and Kashmiri zari embroidery. The lean silhouettes throughout the show caught our eye, as did the high collared jackets, the deep v necked anarkalis and sheer saris. However, overall, the collection wasn’t outstanding, and there were pieces that looked very similar to his recent collection at Delhi Couture Week 2013 and his last show at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week.manish malhotra lakme fashion week winter festive

Menswear: Men’s offerings were a bit disappointing. We liked the mustard jacket with eggplant pants, as well as the re-emergence of dhotis, salwaars and jodhpur pants for men. Leave the stripes at home, though.manish malhotra menswear lakme fashion week winter 2013

Manish Malhotra Ready-to-Wear at Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2013
Manish Malhotra Ready-to-Wear at Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2013
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Manish’s new hybrid ghagara-sharara pants
Manish’s new hybrid ghagara-sharara pants
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Ayan Mukherjee, Karisma Kapoor and Manish Malhotra
Ayan Mukherjee, Karisma Kapoor and Manish Malhotra
Karisma Kapoor, Manish Malhotra and Shabana Azmi
Karisma Kapoor, Manish Malhotra and Shabana Azmi
Kajol and Manish Malhotra
Kajol and Manish Malhotra
Kajol, Lara Dutta, Tanisha Mukherjee and Manish Malhotra
Kajol, Lara Dutta, Tanisha Mukherjee and Manish Malhotra
Urmila Matondkar with Manish Malhotra
Urmila Matondkar with Manish Malhotra
Director Farah Khan
Director Farah Khan
Jacqueline Fernandes
Jacqueline Fernandes
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Photography Courtesy Manish Malhotra and Lakme Fashion Week