Manish Mishra

Manish Mishra

Manish Mishra is the Fashion Editor for the daily Entertainment & Lifestyle supplement, HT City.

Articles by Manish Mishra
Models in Alessandro Sartori’s creations (Photo: Instagram/Zegna)
Models in Alessandro Sartori’s creations (Photo: Instagram/Zegna)

Sartori’s sartorial sorcery

By Manish Mishra
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 09:59 PM IST
Could you picture yourself in a skinny tailored suit post Covid? The pandemic and its cruel aftermath altered the way we engage with clothing as comfort takes precedence over being on trend
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The twin-set manages to make an incredible sartorial impact with its louche, languorous appeal. (Photo: Instagram/dandelion.india)
The twin-set manages to make an incredible sartorial impact with its louche, languorous appeal. (Photo: Instagram/dandelion.india)

It’s time to channel your inner boudoir queen

PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 06:06 PM IST
Covid-19 completely transformed the way we engage with clothing.
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Style influencer Akanksha Redhu in a a handwoven marsala silk metallic Maheshwari sari teamed with a turtleneck (Shot by ace photographer Naina Redhu) (Photo: Instagram/Pranay_Baidya)
Style influencer Akanksha Redhu in a a handwoven marsala silk metallic Maheshwari sari teamed with a turtleneck (Shot by ace photographer Naina Redhu) (Photo: Instagram/Pranay_Baidya)

Sari’s off-kilter pairing

UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2021 06:54 PM IST
Often worn with a pair of micro shorts, a set of cigarette pants and at times artfully layered over a pair of athleisure leggings, the timeless sari, over the years, has emerged to be a sartorial catalyst, which alchemises with just about everything under the sun.
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Kareena Kapoor opts for vibrant kaftans during her pregnancy (Photo: Instagram/ShrutiSancheti)
Kareena Kapoor opts for vibrant kaftans during her pregnancy (Photo: Instagram/ShrutiSancheti)

Dissecting Kareena Kapoor Khan’s maternity chic 

PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 05:39 PM IST
Taimur’s mommy redefines pregnancy style yet again What is it about maternity chic which always makes it such an incredible study in fashion? If one looks at the history of pregnancy style, then the late Lady Diana’s highly publicised pregnancy in 1982 comes to mind
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Kamala Harris Vice President-elect is Vogue’s February cover star (Photo: Instagram/VogueMagazine)
Kamala Harris Vice President-elect is Vogue’s February cover star (Photo: Instagram/VogueMagazine)

Kamala Harris cover elicits brickbats and bouquets 

PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2021 05:13 PM IST
One of the two covers featuring the former California senator, 56, has been in a whirling vortex on social media, with a section of style arbiters stating that the lighting washes her out and that the lackadaisical styling doesn’t befit the country’s first Black woman to be elected vice president
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Ayushmanna Khurrana in a camel coat. (Photo: Instagram/IshaBhansali)
Ayushmanna Khurrana in a camel coat. (Photo: Instagram/IshaBhansali)

Bollywood layers up in camel coat

PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2021 04:37 PM IST
Invest in winter’s ultimate sartorial weapon
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Stylist Eshaa Amiin takes a bow during her cameo in AK vs AK.
Stylist Eshaa Amiin takes a bow during her cameo in AK vs AK.

Eshaa Amiin on her cameo in AK vs AK 

PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 03:36 PM IST
There’s a history of fashion designers and stylists making cameos in films and TV series - from Rachel Zoe who showed up at Blair’s birthday party in Gossip Girl (only to have a a chocolate syrup fountain poured all over her cobalt blue Pucci dress) to Falguni Shane Peacock taking a bow in Madhur Bhandarkar’s Fashion.
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Designer Satya Paul takes a bow post his successful showcase.
Designer Satya Paul takes a bow post his successful showcase.

‘Satya Paul’s pieces were art’ 

PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 03:24 PM IST
Entrenching the virgin yardage on the global style galaxy, design maven Satya Paul founded his label in 1985.
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Designer Raghavendra Rathore shares his experience of styling actor Saif Ali Khan in Tandav (Photo: Instagram/Raghavendra.Rathore)
Designer Raghavendra Rathore shares his experience of styling actor Saif Ali Khan in Tandav (Photo: Instagram/Raghavendra.Rathore)

‘Saif’s style evokes a nostalgia of our past, but in a contemporary way’ 

PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 02:48 PM IST
The sartorial synergy between Saif Ali Khan and Raghavendra Rathore could easily be compared to the cinematic sorcery that came about when Audrey Hepburn and Hubert de Givenchy collaborated
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Actor Ayushmann Khurrana rocks a check ensemble(Photo: Instagram/IshaBhansali)
Actor Ayushmann Khurrana rocks a check ensemble(Photo: Instagram/IshaBhansali)

‘Check’ing all the boxes

By Manish Mishra | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 12:47 PM IST
Actors opt for the classic windowpane check for their outings 
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Designer Saisha Shinde(Photo: Instagram/OfficialSwapnilShinde)
Designer Saisha Shinde(Photo: Instagram/OfficialSwapnilShinde)

Swapnil Shinde is now Saisha Shinde

By Manish Mishra | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 02:36 PM IST
Designer Swapnil Shinde opens up on transitioning
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An ice encrusted corded jacket by Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna(Photo: Instagram/RohitGandhiRahulKhana)
An ice encrusted corded jacket by Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna(Photo: Instagram/RohitGandhiRahulKhana)

Post holiday sparkle

By Manish Mishra | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 02:16 PM IST
Just because NYE holidays are over doesn’t mean you have to take a break from shine. 
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Shattered glass from windshields on the ground(Photo: Instagram/ArtspeaksIndia)
Shattered glass from windshields on the ground(Photo: Instagram/ArtspeaksIndia)

Key interior trends of 2021

By Manish Mishra | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 10:27 PM IST
Decor experts predict a renewed focus on sustainability and minimalism
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With several menswear brands introducing beard products and accessories, experts see beard grooming becoming a key phenomenon in 2021.(Photo: Sarang Gupta/Hindustan Times)
With several menswear brands introducing beard products and accessories, experts see beard grooming becoming a key phenomenon in 2021.(Photo: Sarang Gupta/Hindustan Times)

2021 heralds the arrival of the impeccably groomed alpha

By Manish Mishra | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 04:55 PM IST
Experts predict that men will opt for a rigorous hair, scalp and skin care regime with more salon visits and homemade remedies
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Harry Styles and Phoebe Waller-Bridge collaboration both rocking custom shine-on Gucci ensembles.(Photo: Instagram/Gucci)
Harry Styles and Phoebe Waller-Bridge collaboration both rocking custom shine-on Gucci ensembles.(Photo: Instagram/Gucci)

70s louche lads are back!

By Manish Mishra | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 10:24 PM IST
Thanks to Harry Styles, the exuberant decade makes its presence felt in 2021
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A model in a Casablanca AW 20-21 head-to-toe printed ensemble(Photo: Instagram/CasablancaBrand)
A model in a Casablanca AW 20-21 head-to-toe printed ensemble(Photo: Instagram/CasablancaBrand)

Decoding Print Charming circa 2021

By Manish Mishra | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 09:37 PM IST
Menswear experts suggest ways to rock head-to-toe printed ensemble with elan 
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Kiyara wears a Magyar sleeve recyled denim top with embroidered patches in ice wash paired with slip-on recycled denim pants with lace and button detailing.(Photo: Instagram/StudioVerandah)
Kiyara wears a Magyar sleeve recyled denim top with embroidered patches in ice wash paired with slip-on recycled denim pants with lace and button detailing.(Photo: Instagram/StudioVerandah)

2021: Time for closet detox

By Manish Mishra | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 09:02 PM IST
Designers suggest ways to declutter your wardrobe 
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Sneakers mania may have been all the rage but style mavens are itching to go back on high heels or edgy footwear.(Photo: Instagram/PhilippPlein)
Sneakers mania may have been all the rage but style mavens are itching to go back on high heels or edgy footwear.(Photo: Instagram/PhilippPlein)

Trends we do not wish to see in 2021

By Manish Mishra | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 01:57 PM IST
Designers discuss trends they got tired of seeing in 2020
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Designer Alexander Wang has been in the eye of storm over several allegations of sexual misconduct.(Photo: Instagram/AlexWangNY)
Designer Alexander Wang has been in the eye of storm over several allegations of sexual misconduct.(Photo: Instagram/AlexWangNY)

Alexander Wang controversy puts the spotlight on models’ safety

By Manish Mishra | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 01:00 PM IST
The allegations against the designer went viral with several industry watchdogs posting stories from several different accusers on Instagram
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Models in Falguni Shane Peacock couture showcased at India Couture Week organised by FDCI(Photo: Instagram/FalguniShanePeacockIndia)
Models in Falguni Shane Peacock couture showcased at India Couture Week organised by FDCI(Photo: Instagram/FalguniShanePeacockIndia)

2021: Seasonless, comfort-driven clothing

By Manish Mishra | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 04:26 PM IST
Fashion designers predict key trends for 2021
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Photographer Paige Powell shot moments from the making of ‘At The Café,’ the second episode from ‘Ouverture Of Something That Never Ended’ directed by Gus Van Sant and Alessandro Michele(Photo: Instagram/Gucci)
Photographer Paige Powell shot moments from the making of ‘At The Café,’ the second episode from ‘Ouverture Of Something That Never Ended’ directed by Gus Van Sant and Alessandro Michele(Photo: Instagram/Gucci)

Top 10 fashion moments of 2020

By Manish Mishra | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 04:25 PM IST
The roundup of the year’s significant style snapshots
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‘I wish you were here’ - Spring 21 women’s collection by Saint Laurent(Photo: Instagram/AnthonyVaccarello)
‘I wish you were here’ - Spring 21 women’s collection by Saint Laurent(Photo: Instagram/AnthonyVaccarello)

Saint Laurent’s chic safari

By Manish Mishra | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 01:59 PM IST
Anthony Vaccarello’s Spring 21 outing was a cross medley of cinematic ideas and the label’s hallowed archival influences
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Designer Tory Burch decorates her Christmas tree in her label’s button sweater(Photo: Instagram/ToryBurch)
Designer Tory Burch decorates her Christmas tree in her label’s button sweater(Photo: Instagram/ToryBurch)

How to avoid Christmas style cliches

By Manish Mishra | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 11:38 AM IST
‘Tis the season to play dress up! Designers suggest some chic picks
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Lady Diana’s Black Sheep jumper relaunched by Rowing Blazer(Photo: Instagram/Rowing Blazer)
Lady Diana’s Black Sheep jumper relaunched by Rowing Blazer(Photo: Instagram/Rowing Blazer)

2020: Year of comfort dressing with an edge

By Manish Mishra | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON DEC 15, 2020 12:16 PM IST
Google’s yearly data shows that people are embracing a radical style with a nonconformist flair.
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Alexander McQueen’s silk taffeta and organza dégradé dress in an entwining love heart fil coupé jacquard with a Watteau back(Photo: Instagram/ AlexanderMcQueen)
Alexander McQueen’s silk taffeta and organza dégradé dress in an entwining love heart fil coupé jacquard with a Watteau back(Photo: Instagram/ AlexanderMcQueen)

Rock ultra-voluminous party dresses like a pro!

By Manish Mishra | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON DEC 12, 2020 03:39 PM IST
From supersized evening wear to pronounced balloon sleeves - this party season is all about volume. 
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A Westwood classic, the Drunken jacket makes a comeback this Autumn Winter 2021 in a wool-crafted brown tartan. It is developed with Westwood’s iconic tailoring of contorted seams and voluminous elements, finished with exaggerated sleeves to form a drunken finish.(Photo: Instagram/VivienneWestwood)
A Westwood classic, the Drunken jacket makes a comeback this Autumn Winter 2021 in a wool-crafted brown tartan. It is developed with Westwood’s iconic tailoring of contorted seams and voluminous elements, finished with exaggerated sleeves to form a drunken finish.(Photo: Instagram/VivienneWestwood)

This party season heralds tartan’s triumph

By Manish Mishra | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 12:37 PM IST
Heritage checks on well-cut blazers get a technicolour spin
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Models in Alberta Ferretti(Photos: Instagram)
Models in Alberta Ferretti(Photos: Instagram)

Invest in the season’s comfiest statement coats

UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 10:09 PM IST
Layer up in Autumn Winter 20’s sharpest pieces
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Virginie Viard takes a bow after a successful showcase of Chanel’s 2020/21 Métiers d’art collection at Le Château des Dames(Photo: Chanel)
Virginie Viard takes a bow after a successful showcase of Chanel’s 2020/21 Métiers d’art collection at Le Château des Dames(Photo: Chanel)

Reigniting Renaissance romance

By Manish Mishra | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON DEC 11, 2020 04:10 PM IST
Virginie Viard paints a masterpiece in Le Château des Dames for Chanel’s 2020/21 Métiers d’art collection
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Tamannaah Bhatia in a yellow dress by designer Aniket Satam(Photo: Instagram/tamannaahspeaks)
Tamannaah Bhatia in a yellow dress by designer Aniket Satam(Photo: Instagram/tamannaahspeaks)

Hopeful yellow: Bollywood’s go-to hue

By Manish Mishra | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 11:53 PM IST
Reflecting optimism and joy - the vibrant colour seems to be the favourite of B-Town stars
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A boudoir-inspired bralette layered over an evening jacket and a PVC skirt from Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello(Photo: Instagram/Saint Laurent)
A boudoir-inspired bralette layered over an evening jacket and a PVC skirt from Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello(Photo: Instagram/Saint Laurent)

Embrace boudoir chic this party season

By Manish Mishra | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 09:30 PM IST
It’s time to take the bralette out on the tiles  
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