Inspired by the princely states of India in the 1930s, Manish’s collection for the finale blends cross-cultural influences – an old-world mix of traditional Indian motifs, and the influences of British culture on the affluent Indian Lifestyle.The silhouettes and embroidery echo the splendour of Indian – European architecture. By striking a unique balance between traditional Indian motifs and the classic minimalism of the west, Manish lends elegance and charm to this collection.
The collection includes saris, lehengas and lehenga-anarkalis, crafted using rich textiles like velvet and old textured silks. Sculpted silhouettes of the ensembles are further accentuated by the use of flowing and feminine fabrics, adorned with antique gold embroidery and dull silver thread work by Indian craftsmen. Manish has also beautifully incorporated Chantilly lace, which is reminiscent of that time, reflecting old world charm of opulent India.
The palette of this 1930s-inspired couture collection is coloured with saturated shades and tints of red, royal blue, mustard, olive, beige and ochre, which add to the vintage appeal of the outfits.The Couture Week collection by Manish Malhotra launches with the New Delhi flagship store on the 9th of August 2013.