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There was indelible anticipation for Manish Malhotra's showing as his star-truffled guests waited for the staging of a glamorous collection which would generate buzz for Mijwan Welfare Society, which works tirelessly to empower women. Named after a village in Uttar Pradesh, Mijwan Welfare Society is spearheaded by Shabana Azmi, Namrata Goyal and Manish Malhotra with the objective of reviving the craft of Chikan embroidery and empowering local women.

 

This year, the collection showcased classic Chikankari reinterpreted through a modern lens, renewing the vintage charm of lehengas, skirts, sheer capes and cocktail dressesdetailed with intricate floral motifs in Chikankari offset with pearl embroidery, sequins and fringes. The menswear line generated a lot of interest — sleek embroidered bandhgalas, jackets and sherwanis kurtas paired with slim pants, highlighting the art of chikankari.

 

"You have to believe in your vision… Chikankari looks as good on a Western silhouettes as it does on a lehenga. With "The Walk Of Mijwan" we have taken a step towards presenting a legacy craft using a contemporary design language that is globally relevant" said the designer as the showing culminated with Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor walking the runway to hearty applause by Bollywood luminaries Asha Parekh, Waheeda Rehman, Dimple Kapadia, Neetu Singh, Nandita Das, Rahul Bose, Sonakshi Sinha and Sonali Bendre, to name a few.

— JASMEEN DUGAL

 
 
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