Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2016: Shraddha Kapoor, Sushant Singh Rajput glitter in Manish Malhotra’s show
Manish Malhotra’s glittering new collection of occasion wear lends a sparkle to pre-wedding functions such as the sangeet and mehendi. Malhotra’s Winter/Festive 2016 collection spotlights Indian craftsmanship combined with modern silhouettes for a stylish, young bridal entourage. The fashion house showcased its signature resham threadwork, clustered sequins and intricate hand embroidery on dramatic trails and off-shoulder capes, alongside floral motifs. The designer infused extra glamour quotient on the ramp with Sushant Singh Rajput and Shraddha Kapoor, especially the former, who was glad to walk for Malhotra
Shraddha Kapoor looked stunning in a resplendent deep green velvet lehenga paired with an embroidered crop blouse. For Kapoor, it was a dream come true. “I always dreamt of walking for him one day. When I was in Cape Town, Manish called me and asked if I will walk for his show tonight and I took no time to say yes. I landed here and came directly for his show,” she said. Talking about her outfit, the actress said: “This dress is so awesome, beautiful and gorgeous.” She wore a lehanga teamed up with an embroidered blouse.
Sushant Singh Rajput looked dapper in a black bandhgala and white jodhpur pants. “I was excited and nervous at the same time, but who doesn’t want to walk for Manish Malhotra, and I did it. I have four sisters and all are fans of his; including me, so, today I am standing here with his clothes on. Life can’t be better than this,” Rajput said after the show
Replete with avant-garde twists – there were jacket-saris; lehengas paired with sheer crop blouses and draped dupattas on contemporary anarkalis. Elaborately detailed long tunics worn over cigarette pants and majestic, flowing backless gowns effortlessly brought the classic and contemporary together
Malhotra took the digital route for the show here in association with Etihad Airways. He unveiled festive glamour collection at the LFW runway, that began at St Regis Hotel. However, the designer’s offsite show at ITC Grand Central was no less of a treat.