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