FIERCE AND FABULOUS
Designer Manish Malhotra culminated India Couture Week 2017 with his new collection, ‘Sensual Affair’
New Delhi, 30th July, 2017
With each passing year, Manish Malhotra’s beliefs have extended the design-language of Indian couture beyond the typical use of reds and golds. The Couture 2017-18 collection -SENSUAL AFFAIR, was a translation of his definition of feminism – where the modern woman embraces and fearlessly expresses her sensuality, a realm that has always belonged to a man.
The label has refined its silhouettes to accentuate the curves of a woman’s body. With three-dimensional embellishments, layered motifs and elaborate juxtaposition of texture, the label has astutely traded formal couture with flowy silhouettes and infinite skirt trails.
SENSUAL AFFAIR weaves together the subtle nuances of modern artistry with the intricacy of true couture; voluminous, billowing skirts with embroidery art, fitted corsets and shimmering cascades. The collection was an elaborate selection of 85 exquisite outfits, where Manish Malhotra married craftsmanship with glamor for the modern Indian woman.
The collection presented an array of rich fabrics such as satin organza, silk tulle, micro velvet, satin velvet, two-tone silks, brought to life using antique metallic threadwork, pearls, and luminous crystals. Swirls of sequins and swathes of shimmer and sheer play with light, like a canvas of a dreamy illusion.
Voluminous gowns and billowy lehengas have been crafted in shades of ivory, soft grey, vintage rose, burgundy and teal. For the men, structured sherwanis have been contrasted with fluid kurtas to create a bridge between the conformist outer-self and the liberated inner-self.
Speaking about the collection, Manish Malhotra expressed, “With Sensual Affair, I want to showcase the versatility and design-language of Indian couture. Outfits from the collection may be worn across occasions, from weddings to gala soirées. The intricacy of detailing, our strong textile history and vast knowledge of versatile drapes can be interpreted and worn from Mumbai to Milan.”
The showing concluded with the charming Ranveer Singh in a midnight blue zardozi and thread-work embroidered sherwani paired with slim pants while Alia Bhatt looked ethereal in a sequined pearl embellished top with an olive 3D floral detailing multi-layered ruched net skirt. Ranveer, who is known for his experimental sense of style, was dressed in a blue sherwani with intricate gold embroidery. Donning one of the most stunning pieces from the collection, Alia looked nothing less than a princess on the ramp. The beige and silver dress, with a long train, made the actress the star of the nightGuests such as Shweta Bachchan Nanda, Huma Quereshi, Sophie Choudhry, Natasha Poonawala, Feroze Gujral to name a few graced the front row.
‘SENSUAL AFFAIR’ by Manish Malhotra will be available at the label’s stores in Mumbai and New Delhi.
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