By Neelam Jain Last Updated:
Manish Malhotra’s splendid and mesmerising attires always draw applause on the runway. This year too, he scores high on style and glamour with his Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2016 presentation at ITC Grand Central, Mumbai. We liked his contemporary twist on traditional garments, which are an excellent source for upcoming trends and wedding wear inspiration particularly for to-be brides and grooms.
He infused extra glamour quotient by having B-town heartthrobs, Shraddha Kapoor and Sushant Singh Rajput on the ramp. Let’s have a look at Manish Malhotra Lakme Fashion Week 2016 collection where floral motifs, embellishments and embroidery were the highlights of the show.
Seeing sarees down the runway is not new. But when it gets the designer makeover; it’s sure jaw-dropping. Check out the model who is rocking up the six-yards in a chic yet ethnic way. A gorgeous saree combined with a long jacket instead of regular blouse looks completely graceful, sensuous and modernised.
Why not try this cool and offbeat trend at your own pre- or post-wedding functions? To make it look more festive, go for an embroidered or embellished piece.
Lehengas have hit the fashion runway season after season, but this year it is all the more fashion-forward. Take a look at the star Shraddha Kapoor, who is looking simply flawless in her chic black lehenga inundated with bold floral prints.
The designer experimented it with a sheer crop top in intricate sequins and embroidery work rather than a usual choli .You too can bank upon this glam piece for your sagan, mehendi or reception.
Capes are coming into the fashion spotlight once again. Light, cool and comfortable; you can count on this to match to your lehenga skirts or an off-shoulder dress. Take a note- they are sensuous, stylish and one of the popular choices for the screen sirens too.
Just grab these flowy pieces and enrich your wedding wardrobe. Go dramatic with capes done in embroidery, thread-work or sequins.
One trend that always seems to have nailed the fashion runway are elegant accessories. Designer’s crafted pieces like bejewelled belts and pill-box clutches stood out in the crowd and made a fashion statement.
Cocktail affair, high-class reception or a bachelorette bash; these sweetly feminine and totally glam accessories can just be your ideal accent. These oh-so-hot pieces can transform your look for your fancy evening and garner plenty of attention too.
Needless to say, but Manish Malhotra’s line-up never had a shortage of colours. His collection was as colourful and bright as always. The slew of colours that the ‘fashion king’ used for his collection will flutter you off to a dream land in no time.
Outfits in shades like snow white, petal pinks, wine, lime green, ivory and honey stay a cut above the rest. So, take a break from a monochrome look and slip into the colourful numbers this wedding season.
Coloured floral motifs were seemingly the core theme designer displayed through the catwalks. His ultra-feminine line; the sweeping skirts, anarkalis, sarees and crop tops were engulfed in flower prints and weaves.
The enigma of the flowers presented was just unmatched and were quite soothing to look at. Girls go for this blooming clear-winner trend for your wedding outfits.
This exclusive outfit is as fashionable as it is functional. You can certainly give your regular party wears a miss for this unique creation.
Draping dupattas over a classic anarkali will surely be an intelligent kind of look to embrace. The exuberant combination will enliven your ceremony outfit making it preppy and charming.
Glamour, elegance and style were all rolled into the beautiful, long ensembles by Manish Malhotra. The outfit set in resham work, sequins, floral motifs and rich hues took everybody’s breath away.
Yes, the centre-slit pieces are key look this season which you can incorporate for your pre-wedding functions. Team them with cigarette pants, denims or jeggings and you are sure to turn heads.
Backless flowing gowns are in style this year for semi-formal events. If you are someone who is synonymous with glamour; these ultra-glam western attires can be your preferred choice. But then, for the dress to perfectly mould on you, you need to know the right cuts, colour and ornaments to gel with your persona.
The hot piece must suit your style and Indian sensibilities at the same time. Better to sport it at night parties or proms.
Sushant Singh Rajput dazzled the ramp wearing a traditional mainstay with an unmatched style. Velvet black bandhgala paired with Jodhpuri pants impressed everyone as an apparel of choice for Indian fun and formal ceremonies.
Everything about the outfit was just perfect- innovative design, the minimal accessory and the fabric. You can accessorise your bandhgala depending on the occasion and your choice!
Stoles and scarves have become the hottest male accessory in town. Don’t believe us? Check out the style quotient that zoomed on the runway creating an aura of masculinity and male charm. In fact, you too can choose colourful scarves in textures such as raw silk, cotton, soft muslin as a more stylish option to ties.
Go for patterns like stripes and checks to complement your wedding dress code.
When it comes to prints, shirt is the first thing that comes to your mind. But that very trend has taken a different route this time. Fashionable men are wearing traditional printed kurtas that looks ceremonial and light at the same time.
It’s a safer option for men who feel choked in heavy suits or tuxedos. So, to flaunt that easier and cooler look, go for these comfortable kurtas.
Manish Malhotra’s innovative take on dhotis- the Jodhpuri balloon pants can give even most stylish men a run for his money. We saw Bollywood stud, Sushant Sigh Rajput sporting and hitting it up on the ramp.
Those who are aiming for a razor-sharp look can go for these Jodhpuri pants teamed with a Bandhgala or short-fitted kurta. You can sport it at your own wedding.
Going for combinations and contrasts are always fun, and men can have it at its best with a three-piece outfit. It gives you the benefit of playing with the colours in myriad ways and mismatch the patterns as per your choice. For instance, either keep trousers and jackets in the same colour or keep the waistcoat in contrast.
Patterned shirt with plain waistcoat and trousers and vice-versa will also look good. You can sport the look for all the wedding ceremonies.
Manish Malhotra rolled out melange of styles at this edition of Lakme fashion show which were all about the chic and contemporary makeover. Frenzy, fashion and fun; the collection was highly inspiring for the modern brides and grooms.