Indian famous designer Manish Malhotra showcased ‘Elements’ collection at Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2016.
Manish Malhotra, opened Lakme Fashion Week Summer-Resort 2016 with a collection that was distinctly soft and summery, and unabashedly bridal. “Elements”, inspired by earth, water, wind and flame, saw 70 ensembles walk the ramp, covering every conceivable silhouette that a summer bride could aspire for. From lehengas, saris, gowns and ghararas to cocktail dresses, ponchos and off-shoulder jumpsuits, there was something for everyone in the bridal party.
Manish Malhotra spoke about why ‘Elements’ has a special place in his career. Like the forces of nature joining hands on one super stage, Lakmé Fashion Week’s opening show was nothing short of spectacular. Manish Malhotra showed a collection that was dreamy and glamorous. Starting with soothing pastel hues and ending with earth blues and greens, the clothes combined traditional Indian silhouettes with contemporary elements. As promised, we saw lehengas with trains and capes, and models floated ethereally down the runway in intricately designed clothes. This was signature Manish Malhotra, just the way we like it – whimsical and absolutely wonderful.
The mise en scène depicted nature, in keeping with the theme of the collection. Models showcased the LYF Water 7 Smartphone on the runway. The stunning Jacqueline Fernandez in a pastel pink gown and sheer cape and the dapper Arjun Kapoor in a midnight blue kurta and pants closed the show to thunderous applause. Mrs. Nita Ambani, Isha Ambani, Natasha Poonawalla, Kareena Kapoor, Farah Khan, Dia Mirza, Sangeeta Bijlani, Bhumi Pednekar, Kanika Kapoor, Sophie Choudhry and Punit Malhotra, to name a few, graced the front row.