Lakme Fashion Week: Manish Malhotra’s Summer Affair for 2014

Style News Flash: Anarkalis are out; kurta dresses and pleated lehengas are in. At least that’s what Manish Malhotra is saying with his Summer Resort 2014 collection at Lakme Fashion Week.manish malhotra behind scenes 2

Key Trends: Pastel pinks, navy or beige offset with white embroidery, floral prints, threadwork embroidery-on-embroidery, and visible zips on sari blouses and kurta dresses. Anarkalis with broad borders are gone and replaced by more streamlined kurta-style dresses paired with slim trousers.manish malhotra lakme fashion week 2014

What to Wear in the Summer: Floral print everything! We love that Manish Malhotra stepped outside his comfort zone and worked with prints. To recreate this look at home, try a floral print blazer over a monochromatic sheer sari, or a flower print crop top as your sari blouse.Manish Malhotra Lakme Fashion Week summer 2014 trends

Investment Pieces: Get yourself a bandhgala (high-necked, Nehru-style) jacket. Cropped, waistcoat, knee-length and floor dusters all apply. It’s a trend we’ve seen from Sabyasachi for a few seasons, and it’s a piece that has the potential to work in both Indian and non-Indian wardrobes.manish malhotra lakme fashion week summer 2014

Beauty Trends: Groomed, full brows, minimal eye makeup (barely there liner and mascara), clean dewy skin, and bright coral or red lips.manish arora saris

Pink for summermanish malhotra lakme fashion week summer 2014 indian bridal

Geometric design, print-on-print and sheer fabricsmanish malhotra lakme fashion week summer 2014 indian fashion

White-on-white thread embroidery with minimal embellishments

Summer lehengas have boat or halter necklines, sleeveless cropped blouses and pleated skirtsManish Malhotra indian bridal lakme fashion week 2014

Watch Manish Malhotra’s Summer Resort 2014 Runway Show

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