Designer Manish Malhotra unveiled his summer collection recently at the Lakme Fashion Week held in Mumbai. This was Malhotra’s first ever offsite show amongst all his associations with Lakme Fashion Week. It marked the launch of ‘WEvolve’ a global campaign and programme aimed at empowering young men and women to challenge norms that lead to gender violence.
The designer’s latest collection showcased mirror work and floral embroidery while adding a 3D and textural effect to the elegant pieces. Stylish jewellery by Anmol Jewellers added the bling to the collection that was dominated by hues of blue with a bold touch of variations of yellow reflecting the assurance of a positive forthcoming.
Hollywood actress Rosario Dawson joined the designer for opening the show along with Bollywood divas like Deepika Padukone, Jacqueline Fernandes, Shabana Azmi, Sridevi, Huma Qureshi, Neha Dhupia and Sophie Choudry were also present at the event looking gorgeous as ever.
The clothing line included flowy gowns, jacket-saris, halter crop tops and skirts as an ode to the traditional lehenga. Since the show was about gender empowerment, the designer gave special attention to the men’s collection incorporating bandhgala jackets and long shirts tailored to perfection. This youthful collection by the designer celebrated the essence of positivity and change keeping in mind the younger generation which is the key agent to change.