The world-renowned fashion designer, Manish Malhotra, having recently completed ten years of his fashion brand, and twenty five years as a costume designer for Bollywood, Manish is an institution in himself. With an unmatched design sensibility, and an intuitive understanding of what the market truly desires, Manish’s bridal wear forecasts are spot-on, creative and thoroughly distinctive to say the least. Also, with his infectious and rather charming personality, any bride would be lucky to work with Manish for her Sangeet outfit!
What’s your latest bridal collection about?
The latest collections are the Blue Runway collection and Mijwan The Legacy collection which cater to the summer and monsoon brides. The collections are very modern in cuts and silhouettes, with Indian sensibilities.
The Blue Runway collection which was showcased at Lakme Fashion Week, witnessed an introduction to bold floral designs with intricate thread-work in flowy gowns, jacket saris, off-shoulder crop tops and skirts as on ode to the lehenga for women. The Mijwan collection saw a lot of handwoven, beautifully crafted chikankari work, with a modern twist by incorporating floral patterns on modern silhouettes. The colour palette for the summer brides were ivory, shades of blue, powder pinks and yellows.
What’s the latest trend in Sangeet wear?
Sangeet is a very glamorous event where the bride wants to look modern, glitzy, fun, and beautiful. The latest trend in Sangeet wear should be a long, sheer kurta on a lehenga with a bold floral design.
What cut should a bride opt for?
The cut should be flowy and modern, but with Indian sensibilities.
How should she best accessorize her Sangeet outfit? What type of jewelry should the bride be wearing?
The best way to accessorise the outfit should be with earrings and a mang tikka; diamonds, emeralds or rubies.
What colours are in fashion right now for the Sangeet function?
Pinks and shades of blues.
What fabrics should a bride go for?
Sheer and flowy fabrics.
How should a bride make her look stand out?
To make her look stand out in the best way is to let the outfit do the talking: keep it simple and just be glamorous.
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