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A lot of firsts this time: Manish Malhotra

Manish Malhotra is showing his latest collection tonight as part of the Fashion Week in Mumbai

fashion and trends Updated: Aug 22, 2013 15:47 IST
Shweta Mehta
Shweta Mehta
Hindustan Times
Manish Malhotra,designer,Reflections

It’s a folk-inspired collection called Reflections. At the show, two models will walk together in garments that have similar colour schemes. It’s the first time I’m seeking inspiration from Rajasthan and Kutch. I’m also using mirrors for the first time.

Colour scheme
There will be lots of mint green, burgundy, saturated corals as well as greys with mirror work.

I’m introducing sharara pants, which are a modern substitute for the ghaghra this festive season. They will be paired with fitted tops. There are also some tops with interesting backs and chiffon palazzos.

There’s a lot of textured raw silk and of course, net and georgette, which are my favourites. We’ve used zari in the sharara pants as well as some pieces with Kashmiri embroidery and mirrors. The styling is very contemporary.

What’s new
It’s the first time I’m seeking inspiration from folk traditions. Some of the silhouettes are new for me, including the cuts and even the collars.

First Published: Aug 22, 2013 12:54 IST