Veteran fashion designer Manish Malhotra unveiled his latest bridal couture collection ‘Nooraniyat’ with Bollywood stars Kiara Advani and Kartik Aryan as the showstoppers for his phygital show at the FDCI x Lakme Fashion Week.
The designer presented a line-up of bridal wears — dominated by metallics and a lot of blacks and blues, sumptuous sorbet and blush shades, like vibrant pink with lilac, grey-blue and royal beige-gold. The fabrics used are pure two-toned silks and Dupion silks, gold silks, sheer organzas, lush crepes and tissue fabrics.
The primary line of inspiration for the collection is from the old world repertoire. Malhotra says that he has given his own take to the collection where it is influenced by contemporary times. He wanted to bring together a new composition that is balanced in its heterogeneous elements. The collection is developed on the ethos of tradition but influenced by the new world’s present. A collection that sits firmly with the pandemic-induced preferences but also relatable to the brand’s aesthetics and it’s loyalists.
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The women’s wear line comprises oversized jackets and colour-blocked lehengas, Kalidar kurtas, the diaphanous lehengas, gowns, shararas, kurtas, palazzos, jackets and traditional dupattas, silver and gold gowns, backless and buttonless cholis alongside used mini capes with gowns, and floor-length ornate robes. For men’s wear, there is a variety of jackets with beaded lapels or silver shawl collars flexible enough to be teamed with the conventional or Jodhpuri jackets with kurtas and added discreet, animal motif embroidery for the Sherwanis.
For the show, Kiara wore a shimmering silver gown with cut-outs and a silver sheer, long shoulder train. While Kartik was dressed in a black, bundgala jacket with three silver reindeers embroidered, teamed with an asymmetric ink kurta and slim pants.