At the Closing Show for Lakme Fashion Week Winter-Festive 2017
MUMBAI,20th AUGUST 2017:
Manish Malhotra unveiled his newest collection, ‘TALES OF INDULGENCE’ at the Winter-Festive 2017 edition of Lakme Fashion Week tonight over a spectacular show. The collection underlined the new design direction of the label as seen through a global lens.
From an elaborate line of tuxedos and dinner jackets for men to a glamorous selection of cocktail dresses for women, ‘Tales of Indulgence’ recounted the sparkle and glamour of a night of celebration. The collection followed the trail of revelry over the ages and across the world translating their nuances into ensembles, which are structured and playful at the same time. It brought out the Gatsby-esque decadence of the roaring 1920’s, the sensuality of a Parisian burlesque and the hedonism from the depths of a night-club in the Mediterranean.
‘Tales of Indulgence’ presented its story in eloquent chapters full of play of colours, fabrics and silhouettes. Much like the vibrant personality of its modern muses – vivacious yet demure, stoic and simple, traditional though steeped in modernity, the collection was a beautiful play of picture-perfect juxtapositions. While the fabrics and silhouettes was an ode to contemporary sartorial sensibilities, the detailed embroidery spelt Indian craftsmanship.
Speaking about the collection Manish Malhotra said, “This July, the Manish Malhotra label completed 12 years. As we began a new chapter heralded by expansion, we have worked on presenting a brand new direction to our design language. ‘Tales of Indulgence’ is the realization of this new beginning, where we have viewed the collection entirely through the eyes of a younger, global fashion-lover. The collection presents glamour and drama in its construction and detailing. It’s also the first time that I have introduced an extensive collection for men. Going ahead, men’s wear will be a key pillar for the label, as we will also launch a bespoke tailoring service at our Mumbai and New Delhi flagships.”
Sprays of elaborate motifs, ornate pearls in chrome and pewter, cleverly arranged tassels and feathers all brought together in architectural simplicity worked their magic across the collection. In keeping with the Manish Malhotra signature style, the collection is crafted in silks, organza, velvet and nets with the colour palette ranging from black, oyster grey and chrome. Short cocktail dresses paired with capes, corset tops coupled with bouffant pants and embroidered skirts and silken trench-coats and kimonos worn over harness-blouses gave the women’s collection a seductive appeal. Shoes with towering heels, feathered purses and pill-box clutches with metal Venetian-mask details added the perfect accent to the outfits.
For the gentlemen, ‘Tales of Indulgence’ presented tailored dinner jackets worn with skinny pants and classic tuxedoes worn with edgy tulle bow-ties. For the first time, the label introduced layering for men. The spotlight was on cowl-necked asymmetrical hybrid silhouettes of kurta-shirts worn with trench-coats and embroidered jackets worn with velvet stoles. Feathered collars and lapels, net corsages and gold pocket-chains added an European dandy touch to the outfits.
Jacqueline Fernandes and Aditya Roy Kapoor walked the runway in an embroidered tulle dress and black dinner jacket respectively. Guests including, Karan Johar, Sridevi and Khushi Kapoor, Karisma Kapoor, Pinky Reddy, Diana Penty, Sushant Singh Rajput, Neha Dhupia, Tiger Shroff, Disha Patani and Amrita Arora, to name a few, graced the first row.
‘TALES OF INDULGENCE’ will be available at Manish Malhotra stores in Mumbai and New Delhi.
MUMBAI: 3/4/5 Vishnudham CHS, Corner of 14th Road & Linking Road, Khar West, Mumbai 400 052
DELHI: Ambawatta One, H 5/1 Kalkadas Marg, Mehrauli, New Delhi 110 030