Manish’s reflections

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The stage was divided into two parts with a shimmery curtain. Manish’s men and women walked on the two sides mirroring each other’s looks beautifully hence the theme of the collection – Reflection. The highlight of the show was definitely the peppy background music which was a mix of Hindustani classical with Kathak beats and house, which added dynamism and gravitas to the looks.

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The opening models were seen in muted ensembles colour blocked with corals, metallic and jewel tones. The primary influences were from Rajasthan and Kutch – the mirror work embellishments, colour blocking, and a moody palette of deep green, dark beige and mustard. Featuring textured silks, bright and saturated colours with zari and thread work – the collection was aimed at a bride who wants to have fun in the run up to her wedding day – mehendi, sangeet and cocktail.

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The ghagra pants and koti tops added another dimension to the show which also had Manish’s signature elements like tassels, anarkali lehengas and Patiala salwars and dhotis.

 

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A pleated lehenga with sheer sleeves with jewel toned and pin-tuck detailing was one of my fave looks. In fact men’s collection stood out even more as they walked wearing patchwork badhgalas in midnight blue and jewel-tones with dhotis. All in all a glamorous start to the LFW Festive.   

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