Manish Malhotra, Bollywood’s favourite go-to fashion designer, presented his latest collection at the finale of Lakme Fashion Week 2014 in Mumbai on a stage elegantly decorated with fresh flowers, creating a scene from the story of the Secret Garden. The collection itself was a stunning potpourri of deep wine tones, and glossy shades of purples. Throughout his line, the color grey looked like the predominant shade for this season.
There wasn’t much change from his usual elegant designs in the general cuts and styles, from floor length anarkalis and lengha cholis and the sherwani style lachas, and the silhouettes are still pretty much the same.
The embroidery was mainly sequins, combined with “Ghara” thread embroideries and mirror work using nets, raw silks teffettas and velvets. All put together the collection was exquisite and you couldn’t take your eyes off the runway from beginning to end. The effect of the silver sequin on the sheer fabric was like a cascading waterfall. It was an absolutely spectacular finale, and a treat to the eyes. Kareena Kapoor Khan pulled all the stop and closed the show for yet another spectacular season.