Bringing Colors to Life. Manish Malhotra is an Indian Fashion designer. He was born in London in 1965. He is known for different styles and his ability to envision a “look’. He is also one of the only designers who asks for scripts before designing clothes according to character of the actor. He started his career as a Costume designer for Bollywood at the age of 25 and got his first break when he designed three outfits for Juhi Chawala, for the movie Swarg and after having designed for legendary actress Sridevi, demand for his work grew.He won the first Filmfare Award for Costume Design in 1995 for the film Rangeela and has styled for over 1000 films.He has redefined and contemporized costumes in the cinema and continues to do so, He has won many prestigious awards including Priyadarshini Memorial award and an award from the Indo -American society for his contributions to the fashion industry.
He usually designs clothing for Bollywood stars but has also designed clothes for international stars like Micheal Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, Van Damme, Reese Witherspoon, Kylie Minogue, and supermodel Naoumi Campbell. His areas of creativity span the spheres of design, styling diffusion and everlasting bridal and couture.He designed Kareena Kapoor’s big Wedding day outfit as well. His style is strongly influenced by fusion wear and he favors pale, ice creamy neutrals, lilacs and lemons, for hot sultry summers adding chiffon .High on his success, he decided to branch into mainstream designing in 1999 with a high profile couture store. He launched his “evening wear”couture in 2004 named after himself “Manish Malhotra”. He has managed to achieve a delicate balance between designing for film as well as houte couture. In the future, he plans to include a pret a porter line for women along with couture label, and also for men as well.
Image Description: A glamorous ensemble designed by Manish. Navy Blue Velvet dress, highlighted by light silver-gold embroidery on the panels and base of dress worn with shalwar and paired with golden sandals to give that everlasting ‘look’.
Image Description: A simple yet elegant deep maroon, ankle length Anarkali dress, with golden collar, V-neck, black graced around the yolk and golden alternating stripes on the sleeves, paired with net dupatta to complete the ethereal look. The label plays strongly with on color and texture with soft fabrics draping the body.
Image Description: One of Manish’s signature colors inspired by his interest in Sufism, this Lemon beige dress with intricately done traditional embroidery on the sleeves, panels and base of the dress is a classic work of art.
Image Description: An example of true Manish style with bright colors patterns and soft fabric draping. It gives a chic and freshly look and can be worn for both casual and bridal occasions. With embroidery around arms and neckline and black lehnga with contrasting red and gold threadwork, it is truly awe inspiring.
Image Description: Ruby red dress exquisite in design yet elegant in its simplicity, Manish uses colors that catch the eye. He has designed wedding trousseaus for some of the most beautiful and high profile people in India, including Mrs. Sharmila Thackerey, Mr Praful Patel’s family and the Dhoot family.
Image Description: From Manish Malhotra Men’s wear. Navy blue Kurta with golden embroidery and Dabka worn with off -white salwar. This is an extremely comfortable yet elegant suit . The label strikes the perfect balance between pret and haute couture, which, when combined with Manish’s uncanny ability to trend forecast is one of the main reason’s for it’s success.
Image Description: This attire is one of the highlights of Lakme Fashion week, that took place in Mumbai last year. The collection is called ‘Reflections’. Menswear exuded elegance with kurta teamed with salwars (pajama-like trousers ) in varied colors.
Image Description: Salwar and kurta’s have elevated appreciation and approval when it’s a Malhotra Salwar Kameez. This outfit is designed in Bollywoods most favorite colors and with golden brocade matched with black and red and delicate threadwork near the baseline.
Image Description: Influenced by regions of Rajasthan and Kutch mirrorwork, traditional color blocking and palette deep green, dark beige and mustard standout in Manish’s recent collections. He fuses classic and modern styles and sets new trends with functionality.
Image Description: A subtle masculine pattern of red, black and gold, in phulkari design. A true slash between style and comfort. The biggest plus in my eyes for Manish Malhotra’s collection is that it’s affordable. Everyone can enjoy wearing these, as prices begin from Indian Rs 2800.