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MANISH MALHOTRA
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Last night, Manish Malhotra hosted a star-truffled couture showing at JW Marriott Juhu, Mumbai. Zween — which means beautiful in Arabic — was steeped in Middle Eastern mysticism and glamour.

 

Right from the first look, Manish Malhotra orchestrated a young, bridal collection from voluminous lehengas with off-shoulder ruffled bouffant choli to kaftans with cigarette pants, anarkalis with a corset bustier, saris with sensuous off-shoulder blouses and evening gowns with cinched waists—crafted with silk, organza, velvet and net sumptuously enhanced with intricate floral threadwork, three-dimensional mythical winged Arabian horses, tassels, Swarovski crystals and shimmering sequins. Faux feather evening bags, pill box clutches and embroidered masks added the perfect touch of mystique. Men wore structured sherwanis, Oriental-style jackets with satin lapels, printed kurtas and flared pants — accentuated with threadwork, mythological animal motifs and geometrical prints.

 

In retrospect, many designers are drawing eyes to the back and waist but Manish Malhotra brought bare shoulders into focus. I also loved the use of a rich vibrant palette! That said, showstoppers Salman Khan in printed black sherwani and Katrina Kaif in an olive green lavishly embroidered lehenga brought a welcome shot of energy to the showcase… with guests giving him a standing ovation amid cheers and congratulatory hugs.

— Jasmeen Dugal

 
 
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