Indian designer Manish Malhotra presented a vibrant and festive pre-bridal collection in Mumbai Aug. 22 on the eve of the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2013 season.
The collection, called “Reflections,” displayed a gorgeous synergy of Indian traditions, cultures, rituals and color spectrum for the fusion line.
The hues of Rajasthan and Kutch came alive on the ramp as models swirled around wearing creations in rainbow tones of deep green, dark beige, tan, burgundy, pink, red, navy and mustard with mirror-work.
Manish showcased the stylish “ghagra-pant” — a fusion of the sharara and classic pant — which is touted to give some alternatives to the traditional lehengas.
Another interesting innovation was the koti (bolero) top reinvented from the Rajasthan koti, which can be teamed with saris or ghagras.
The menswear exuded elegance with kurtas teamed with wide salwars, dhotis or dhoti pants, as well as sherwanis with narrow trousers and bundies in varied color contrasts over kurtas, which were masculine in style and finish.
Bollywood celebrities like Karan Johar, Kajol, Lara Dutta, Karisma Kapoor, Ayushmann Khurrana and others attended the show.
See the photo gallery for more photos from the fashion show.