The first day of the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2013 was opened by Manish Malhotra. Bollywood’s favourite designer presented his collection “Reflections” on the ramp.
The Collection: Indian, Fusion
The Gender: Menswear and Womenswear
The Feel: Reflections was an amalgamation of Indian traditional crafts and inspired by the rich colors, rituals and cultures of the country. It also presented some new silhouettes and cuts.
The Clothes: The designer showcased two derivatives that took inspiration from popular silhouettes, the ghagra pant – derived from the asharara and the koti – which is a type of bolero that constitutes typical Rajasthani wear. Saris, ghagra cholis, lehengas and skirts were appealing to the eye. The men’s line saw kurtas which were paired with dhoti pants, sherwanis and narrow pants. An interesting touch was the use of bundies over kurtas.
The Hues: The colors seen on the ramp brilliantly captured the shades of Kutch and Rajasthan. There was a play of rainbow tones and bright hues, and one saw mustard, navy, red, pink, burgundy, cream, dark beige, tan, deep and pastel green marking their presence. There was also a smart show of color blocking.
The Fabrics: Rich Indian fabrics like textured silks were seen along with tulle, velvet, chiffon, net and georgette.
The Embellishments: The designer used a lot of mirror work on the outfits. The detailed embroidery, zari and Kashmiri thread work also caught our attention.
Highlights from the Show
Pairing collared shirts and short bandhgalas with lehengas and ghagras
Lakme Fashion Week Winter- Festive 2013 – Reflections by Manish Malhotra
Lakme Fashion Week Winter- Festive 2013 – Manish Malhotra
Lakme Fashion Week Winter- Festive 2013 Manish Malhotra
Lakme Fashion Week Winter-Festive 2013 Manish Malhotra collection
Manish Malhotra winter festive 2013 lakme fashion week
Interesting patterns made by color blocking
Manish Malhotra Lakme Fashion Week Winter- Festive 2013
Voluminous skirts paired with long sherwanis kurtas
Manish Malhotra show Lakme Fashion Week Winter- Festive 2013
Rich play of textured silk
Manish Malhotra show aty Lakme Fashion Week Winter- Festive 2013
Lakme Fashion Week Winter- Festive 2013 Manish Malhotra collection
Stark outfits featuring heavy embroidery along hemlines and borders
Manish Malhotra collection winter festive 2013 lakme fashion week
Dhoti Pants teamed with kurtas and bundies in men’s line
Lakme Fashion Week Winter- Festive 2013 – Manish Malhotra menswear
Manish Malhotra at Lakme Fashion Week Winter- Festive 2013
Manish Malhotra collection Lakme Fashion Week Winter- Festive 2013