An ace designer Manish Malhotra closed his show in Dubai at the Emirates Towers on Friday night with not one but three showstoppers. This show was unique in many other ways as stairs and escalators became ramp for the designer. In the flagship event of Sahachari Foundation, Manish Malhotra showcased his bridal collection featuring crystal-encrusted bustiers and skirts filled with pearls and tassels.
Talking about his show to the media, Manish Malhotra said, “With this collection you will see a marked departure from the traditional approach to bridal couture. These are drapes that can be worn in Mumbai or Milan.” This 85-piece show included pieces from his recent couture, his Fall-Festive collections as well as some pieces especially tailored for Dubai. And be it the long trains, the oversized surface ornamentation, bling out fringes, this was a collection for someone who wants to be the centre of attention. And while his cuts had its roots in Indian tradition, they were married with European couture silhouettes, so this collection had a cleaner and more contemporary feel, and proved that this designer is now thinking it is time to expand out of India. So we can expect to see more of Manish in Dubai, a city he calls his “second home”.
Karan Johar and Bollywood actors Kriti Sanon and Sidharth Malhotra made heads turn at the event. Kriti looked mesmerising in a shiny golden lehenga and Sidharth looked dapper in his black outfit. Adding an oomph to the show was Manish Malhotra’s friend and renowned director Karan Johar.
From fall-festive collection to show culminating with three showstoppers, Dubai show has become the talk of the town.