If there is one person that never ceases to amaze me, that is the truly amazing Indian Fashion Designer Manish Malhotra. Now you may not have heard of him before but thats not to say you won’t have seen his fantastic work. He is the man with the magic behind some of Bollywood’s most elaborate and breath-taking designs for Bollywood beauties such as Kareena Kapoor, Ashwariya Rai and Preity Zinta to name a few. That iconic peach and silver outfit that Kareena Kapoor wore during the infamous song Bhole Churiyaan was one of Manish Malhotra’s creations that saw the trend of lengah blouses having the unique angled cut. So it’s no suprise that some of the latest fashion trends we see in our local asian boutiques are down to him.
So to say I was excited when I heard that he would be showcasing his latest collection at the Lakme Fashion Week, was an understatement! I literally spent the whole morning refreshing my Twitter feed to catch a glimpse of the designs gracing the catwalk hundreds of miles away from me in India! And yet again the collection was beautiful and very unique, full of different shades of powder blue teamed with soft creams and yellows.
The intricacy of the embroidery is phenomenal with gold, silver and ivory threads and the bold statement blue on top, I love the combination. And with the designs being so detailed, the make-up on the models was kept soft and fresh. Glowing skin seemed to be a trend with plenty of highlighter and if there was a shot of colour this was kept to only the lips so as not to over power the whole look. Here are just a few of my favourites from the show! So if you are considering including some form of blue into your wedding/mendhi/reception outfit hope this can give you some inspiration. Enjoy x