Mumbai, Aug 21: Celebrity designer Manish Malhotra put on a stunning show to conclude the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2017, with film stars Jacqueline Fernandez and Aditya Roy Kapur turning his muses.
Titled "Tales of Indulgence", the show marked Malhotra's plunge into bespoke tailoring.
The bespoke menswear had the characteristic stylish vibe, the designer is renowned for. For the first time the colour palette for a Manish Malhotra collection involved extensive use of black, white and chrome.
The bespoke suits had the attention-grabbing details and designing. Baggy pleated pants with rouched ankles, long velvet coats with peak lapels, embroidered lapel jackets, velvet smoking options, collarless jackets with embellished sleeves and double-breasted velvet numbers with fur emphasis on the shoulders were interesting additions.
Jackets were sharply cut and were morphed into long evening coats with attached scarf detailing. Lapels were discreet with black being the favoured colour. The fabric choice was varied with strong masculine textures of wool, velvet and silk textiles.
"It's been a great association with LFW for so many years. Last month my label completed 12 years and it is just beginning of many new things. For the first time we have used blacks and chromes and introduced cocktail dresses for women. I'm really happy and thankful to everyone for giving us this opportunity," Malhotra told reporters post the show.
To match the formal wear men's segment, Malhotra offered his women an assortment of evening and cocktail creations in various fabrics along with handcrafted embellishments.
It was a breathtaking array of glitter, dazzle and glamour with crystals, sequins and zari along with giant beaded tasselled accents making dramatic style statements.
Corsets were a popular choice, teamed with feathered skirts, slit gowns, ornate lehengas or as minis with long shoulder capes.
The designer thanked his showstoppers Aditya and Jacqueline for joining him on the show, which was presented by NEXA.
"They are stunning and I want to thank them for saying yes. They were generous enough to adjust their schedule and take out time for me and the show."