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Sonam turns showstopper for Manish Malhotra

Style diva Sonam Kapoor opened the show with élan for hot shot fashion designer Manish Malhotra. Dressed in a white lehenga with red-golden border and red backless overcoat with embellished gold work, the gorgeous actor clearly stole the show. Aditi Caroli writes.

fashion and trends Updated: Jul 26, 2011 17:34 IST
Aditi Caroli
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Style diva Sonam Kapoor opened the show with élan for hot shot fashion designer Manish Malhotra. Dressed in a white lehenga with red-golden border and red backless overcoat with embellished gold work, the gorgeous actor clearly stole the show.

Celeb quotient
Sonakshi Sinha, who was the show stopper for Shantanu-Nikhil, and Manish’s muse Urmila Matondkar were spotted in the front row. Urmila was besotted with the collection, “It’s absolutely spectacular. I love Manish and his collection. His shows keep on getting better. It’s brilliant. And I’m wearing something for his collection.”

Manish on Rangeela girl
“Urmila is my muse and will always be my muse. It all started with Rangeela. In life, when you meet people, they become a part of you. Her bridal joda will also be from me.”

Designer on collection
“Collection was bridal. It’s about contemporary bride. It’s time to go back to classics and get inspired from the royal 1930s-40s style. We saw a lot of shararas and gararas today. I actually love it. And I don’t think any Indian outfit is lesser than any western gown or anything on the red carpet. I’m quite fond of the Indian glamourous look. There was Rajasthani gota, chikankari, kashmiri work, antique work. Lots of organza, velvet was used. It’s all very festive and bridal.”

Couture celebrates fashion
“Couture means to celebrate fashion, Indian fashion in my case. This is the second year I have been part of DCW and I look forward to it because it’s about designers coming together to present their heavier range. I love doing festive and bridal clothes,” told the designer.

Runway report
It was an all in all Indian ethnic bridal show where not only just brides but grooms were also taken care of. Bridal collection saw lehengas, shararas and saris with elaborate drapes and layers. Hues and shades of red, blue, purple and pink were seen in the dresses.

Hair was tied on top in a bun acessorised with two round black chords. Eyes were smoked up. Mostly heels were put on. Indian models dominated the runway.

This fashion show unlike other shows wasn’t just about the fairer sex. Manish presented his bridegroom collection featuring sherwanis and ethnic jackets with chikankari and embroidery. “Bridegrooms are taking as much care as brides. Those days are gone where they say bride bahut achi lagegi and bridegroom kaisa bhi. It’s time we give them equal importance on the ramp as well,” Manish said. Embroidered shoes were put on by male models.

Manish Malhotra is a brand in himself who takes fashion to an altogether different level. Day 3 of the ongoing Couture Week couldn’t have ended on a better note.