Monday, 5 August 2013

Manish Malhotra:PCJ Delhi Couture Week 2013 (1930s India)

Manish Malhotra’s offering at the PCJ Delhi Couture Week 2013 was inspired by the opulence and affluence of 1930s India, an era celebrating the influence of cross cultural ties in the field of fashion, art and architecture.  The designer artistically fused Indian craftsmanship and embroidery with Victorian cuts and silhouette in a colour palette of midnight blue, red, bright orange, beige, burgundy and mustard.

Bodice with puff sleeves and daring low neckline, Chantilly lace, voluminous floor sweeping gowns (married to anarkali), velvet and corset were reminiscent of the Victorian era. Layered lehengas, collared shirts,sheer anarkali  for women and bandhgala for men in velvet and silk, all generously yet aesthetically embellished with intricate gold and silver work and vintage embroidery took us back to the regal  splendour of a bygone era. For the show, Manish collaborated with Christian Louboutin to create an exclusive line of ornate shoes for women and white metal toe brogue for the gentleman.

Though I am not in favour of celebrity show stoppers which is becoming an overkill during fashion weeks in India , however I’ll be little partial here. WOW!!! Deepika was a vision in that midnight blue lehenga with silver zardozi on it. The heavy diamond studded necklace paired with full sleeve puffed velvet blouse looked spectacular on her.

(Image Credit:Vogue,Manish Malhotra,DailyBhaskar)

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