It was an unconventional bridal collection in all its glittering glory that Manish Malhotra presented for Spring/Summer 2010 at the end of the second day of Lakme Fashion Week.
Glamour appeared on the ramp in large doses for the bride and her groom as the opulent saris, sherwanis, kurtas, lehengas, and the multi panelled swirling angarkhas were in rich bridal shades with the most lavish embroidery that any bridal couple can dream of.
The fabric choice for Manish was rich brocades, velvet, silk, tussar, net, lace and organza. In a colour palette that is favoured for wedding wear, the hues ranged from cobalt, burgundy, old rose, grey, cream, olive, fawn and brown for men’s wear which was designed into stylish panelled kurtas, bundgala jackets, stately sherwanis with interesting detailing like cord buttons, pin tucks, box pleats and a mix of textures. The constant accompaniment with the stately men’s wear was the Pakistani salwars, cowl pants or Patiala pants.
When it came to the bride’s elaborate creations there were circular panelled skirts in net with glamorous embroidery for the crushed full circle floor length kurtas or short sexy ones with interesting detailing like gold or silver touches, pleating and pin tucks. The gorgeous saris in striking red or bronze net with touches of velvet appliqué and heavy zardozi work were the highlight of the show along with the grand lehengas.
Each creation was crafted to perfection with imaginative construction and embellishments that dazzled the audience. There was obviously a lot of thought given to the different motifs that were splashed all over the saris, lehengas, dupattas, blouses and floor length net covers.
Once again Manish Malhotra the country’s most popular Bollywood designer brought on the ramp at Lakme Fashion week all the razzle and dazzle of the silver screen which was given a thunderous ovation by the audience