Day 3 of the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2013 in New Delhi saw designer Manish Malhotra ending things on a high note! His collection, Threads of Emotion – named so to draw attention to the traditional phulkari embroidery that his designs were made resplendent with – was the highlight of the day.
Manish Malhotra at WIFW Fall-Winter 2013
Threads of Emotion was full of energy, and was an enthusiastic expression and affirmation of spirited femininity. The color palette was exquisite, ranging from cool blues and greens to rusty shades of red and yellow.
WIFW Fall-Winter 2013 Manish Malhotra
The usual array of signature Manish Malhotra lehengas, shawls, saris and anarkalis were modernized with delectable embroidery in a range of colors, panelling and plenty of detailing on the back.
Manish Malhotra WIFW Fall-Winter 2013
The show saw three Bollywood actors Siddharth Kapoor, Esha Gupta and Jacqueline Fernandes walk the ramp to promote the traditional Indian embroidery.
Esha Gupta at Manish Malhotra WIFW Fall-Winter 2013
Esha Gupta blew our minds in a black net sari with a gorgeous fish-tail silhouette that was emblazoned by red and gold phulkari work on the lower half. A one-shoulder elegant black blouse and a red satin petticoat were rather thrilling.
Esha Gupta for Manish Malhotra at WIFW Fall-Winter 2013
The styling was striking! A textured updo made her look like a goddess, an impression reinforced by inviting eyes and a perfect red pout.
Esha Gupta at Manish Malhotra Show WIFW Fall-Winter 2013
Jacqueline was equally spell-binding, although in a different way.
Jacqueline Fernandes for Manish Malhotra at WIFW Fall-Winter 2013
The Sri Lankan beauty sported a white lehenga with a dominantly-orange phulkari border, paired with a beautiful panelled jacket with a blue, red and orange print. She wore the same lovely red on her lips as Esha, but her locks were swept up into a smooth updo.
Jacqueline Fernandes for Manish Malhotra WIFW Fall-Winter 2013
Scintillating, vibrant and contemporary ethnic – Threads of Emotion leaves you both satisfied and wanting more.
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