Kartik Aaryan and Kiara Advani create a sensation at the Manish Malhotra showcase

The collection is created on the ethos of tradition, but inspired by the present, the new world. A collection that sits firmly with the pandemic-induced preferences but
also relatable to our aesthetics and loyalists. “We need to re-write the idea of design, which is not bound to a similar thread of uniformity. Each garment is a new and individual visual expression and explores a possibility of a free monologue, thus establishing a discerning connection with the wearer,” explains Manish Malhotra.

Kartik Aaryan poses during NEXA presents Manish Malhotra at the FDCI (Fashion Design Council of India) x LFW (Lakme Fashion Week) 2021 at Princess Dock in Mumbai, India on 20th March 2021
Photo : FS Images / FDCI x Lakme Fashion Week 2021 / RISE Worldwide

Talking about the show stoppers Manish Malhotra said that Kaartik adds charm to the outfit. His humility and honesty double up the overall impact, and it is fun to work with someone you know well. Kiara is one of the most beautiful actresses we have in the industry today, and she also puts her soul to work, which reflects in the final result. It is heartwarming to have them for my latest collection, the Nooraniyat that showcases
Bollywood heartthrob, Kartik Aaryan”. Celebrity actor and gen next star, Kiara Advani says”It doesn’t matter if you are an actor, model or a bride; wearing Manish just makes you feel you’re on top of the world. He has noticed me well before anyone ever has, and it feels special to be walking for the main man himself. ”

The fabrics matched the variety of colours as pure two-toned silks and Dupion silks, vied for attention with gold silks, sheer organzas, lush crepes and elegant tissue fabrics.
Manish’s bridal offering has always pushed the creative limits and this season it had a marked fashion forward appeal, when oversized jackets and colour blocked lehengas were part of the range. Keeping the traditional bridal wear couples also happy with some timeless heritage offerings, Manish unveiled the ever-popular kalidar kurtas, the diaphanous lehengas, dramatic gowns, swirling shararas, kurtas, palazzos, striking jackets and of course, the much sought after traditional dupattas. Women’s bridal wear was luxuriously opulent with silver and gold gowns, backless and button less cholis,
while the magnificent lehenga, choli and dupatta trios were creations that brides dream of.

The sensational gowns were adorned with mini capes, while floor-kissing ornate robes, swirling kurtas and kurtis with cropped, flowing pants added to the beauty of the collection. Completing the bridal wear looks, the collection was aptly accessorised by Manish Malhotra jewellery that added that final touch of perfect sartorial elegance. Hand crafted completely in pure gold, the jewellery dazzled with flat cut diamonds, gorgeous rubies, majestic pearls and magnificent Russian and Zambian emeralds.

For men’s wear Manish offered a variety of jackets with beaded lapels or silver shawl collars. He teamed the conventional or jodhpuri jackets with kurtas and added discreet, animal motif embroidery for the sherwanis. The showstoppers were the stunning Kiara Advani and the very dapper Kartik Aaryan Kiara looked magnificent in a shimmering silver gown with impressive cut outs and a silver sheer, long shoulder train. Kartik was at his stylish best in a black, bundgala jacket with three silver reindeers embroidered, which
was perfectly teamed with an asymmetric ink kurta and slim pants.


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