MANISH MALHOTRA FOR SAVE & EMPOWER THE GIRL CHILD CAMPAIGN
A LILAVATI HOSPITAL’S DOCTORS INITIATIVE
The board of Trustees of Lilavati Hospital and Research Center organized a cultural event to support the cause “Save and Empower the Girl Child” at the Grand Sangam Ballroom, JW Marriot, Juhu, Mumbai. With musical and dance performances included the highlight of the event a spectacular fashion show by the renowned designer Manish Malhotra with eminent personalities from various spheres of life walking the ramp along with their young children or siblings.
The show started with male and female models showing the Manish Malhotra latest line .Celebrities walking in support of the cause were doctors , actors Neha Dhupia, Shreya Saran, Maria Goretti, Mandira Bedi, Poonam Mahajan, Shaina NC , Alka Yagnik & daughter, daughter, Zarine Khan and Farah Khan, Mini Mathur, Dipanita Sharma Anuradha Prasad, Padmini Kolhapuri along with her two sisters Tejaswani and Shivangi , Krishika Lulla, Deepshika, Zeba Kohli, Anjali Mukherjee with her daughters, Nisha Jamwal, Vandana Lulla, Shaifali Ujjwal, Pallavi Joshi, Sarah Khan, etc and of course Poonam Dhillon, who put together the evening . Sushmita Sen make a grand entry on ramp in a signature Mansih Malhotra long kurta worn over a ghagra with Kashmiri zari work as well as zardosi and repeated the walk along with her little daughter who enjoyed the spotlight . The MM collection traced the birth of the Indian girl child from soft shades to vibrant hues signalling her arrival into womanhood.
Guest of honour was Mr. Suresh Shetty, Honourable Minister (Public Health, Family Welfare & Protocol) Government of Maharashtra. Kajol dressed in a Manish Malhotra white saree with vibrant borders went up on stage and pledged her support to the cause as did Sushmita Sen.
Also present to support the cause were Kiran And Sunil Datwani , Rhea Pillai with daughter Aiyana and Leander Paes, Sheetal Mafatlal looking beautiful in a Manish Malhotra saree, Malti Jain, Nisha Merchant, Poonam Mahajan, Siddhant Kapoor, shraddha Kapoor, Poonam Soni, Renuka Shahane, Pam Chopra , Shama Sikander, Kunika Lal, Aashish Chowdhary, Rajeshwari Badola, Gary Richardson, Lucky Morani, Chetan Mehta, Rajesh Kohli, Marc Robinson, Lubna Adam, Vijay Singh, etc
Manish Malhotra strongly believes having in reaching out to people from all walks of life with his garments. Said the designer, “A baby girl…one of the most beautiful miracles in one’s life. This is an opportunity to reach out to people at large. So I am not just dressing celebrities and models but respected doctors and politicos too, the show is about real people. Everyone has come forward with a genuine desire to support and create awareness towards the cause. When it comes to women power Im all for it ! ”
The collection traces the birth of the Indian girl child from soft shades to vibrant hues signalling her arrival into womanhood. With his signature style of amalgamating the traditional with the contemporary, Manish Malhotra’s Indian evening wear collection features ivories, pinks, off whites, creams, rust, brick red and burnt oranges. The collection embraces traditional Indian crafts like Chikankari and Kashmiri embroidery. There is a strong element of Kashmiri embroidery (sourced exclusively from parts of Srinagar and Jammu) evident in the garments. Needless to add, all of this is done in the characteristic Manish Malhotra style of bridging yesterday with tomorrow. The menswear is resplendent with rich textures in summer tones of baby pink, baby blue, beiges, and brick red.
Courtesy : Tandem Communications