Outdoing oneself is not an easy task, but the couture week made it look like a breeze. The final dose of the event upped the ante in myriad ways. From state-of-the-art sets, stellar audience management to superstars on the runway — all of it made for a befitting finale.
While Gaurav Gupta showed futuristic designs complete with sari gowns, metal play and Kalki Koechlin on the ramp, Manish Malhotra celebrated old-world charm in a pre-colonial style townhall setting, studded with Nawabi silhouettes, and Bollywood biggies Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone.
The collection had a luxe, vintage India vibe courtesy velvet and silk fabrics in deep hues such as reds and navy blue
We loved the billowing as well as fitted Elizabethan long sleeves on the blouses and the layered lehengas
The sequinned, velvet panelled kurta teamed with a lehenga and lace shararas were interesting
The velvet sleeved bandhgala jackets and metal capped brogue shoes for men were strikingly stylish
Impeccable silhouettes, fluid fabrics and dainty embroidery gave an ethereal vibe to the show
We loved the sensual cutouts on the gowns, covered with shimmering lace and sequins
The chained, leaf patterned ear cuffs and lace face masks added drama to the feminine collection
We also loved the exaggerated shoulders, ruffles of tulle, and the mix of zardozi, nakshi with organza flowers