‘Gloss’- Indian Cocktail collection by Manish Malhotra, was showcased at the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014.
There was a standing ovation as Kareena Kapoor Khan walked the ramp for Manish Malhotra in a grey ensemble with tie-n-dye in shades of red wine and mirror-work. The front row of a completely packed show included personalities like Priyanka Chopra, Juhi Chawla and husband Jay Mehta, Richha Chada, Karishma Kapoor, Kajol, Aditi Rao Hydari, Karan Johar, Sri Devi and Bonney Kapoor, Pratima and Gaurav Bhatia, Narendra Kumar Ahmed, Asheish Shah, Huma Qureshi, Dino Morea, Cory Walia, Divya Palat and Aditya Hitkariand Micky Contractor to name a few.
Manish Malhotra, grand finale designer for Lakme Fashion Week Winter/ Festive 2014 said, “It was great working with Gloss as a muse. As always, Lakme is back with a beauty trend that is sure to become a game changer in beauty and I am glad to be a part of this global phenomenon, especially as a part of the very first Lakme Bridal Dream Team. My new collection marries the concept of high-gloss with contemporary mirror-work, bringing alive GLOSS in a form which every neo-bride is wanting to explore.”
This collection was especially curated for occasions where brides can experiment and have fun with their outfits, be it at the engagement, cocktail, sangeet or even to take along as part of their wedding trousseau. High on gloss, shimmer and mirror work, this season Manish Malhotra celebrates weddings and winter festivities in India with inspiration from the fashionable young woman who loves the glamour in the play of light and fabric.
In line with the international trend of gloss, gleam and shine, the contemporary mirror work and textured shimmer in the collection doesn’t just dazzle, it reflects the euphoria and radiance of a woman on the brink of a dream come true. From the colour palette to the embroidery, fabric and silhouette, the contemporary expression of style can be found in every detail. Colours of wine, burgundy, grey and silver in specially treated textured silks and velvets, or in flowy chiffons and soft nets, allow for transluscence and shimmer to flow into the effortless silhouettes adding that ultra-feminine touch.
Inspired from Indian tradition, yet speaking a language relevant to the new age bride, are the flowy skirts as a substitute to the lehenga, while adding an extra edge to the festive season are the glamorized racer backs. The long flowy kalidars get a complete makeover this season and another highlight of the collection is Manish Malhotra’s version of the Gown Sari – the easy silhouettes adding to the romance of the ensemble.