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Manish Malhotra opens Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2013

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on August 24, 2013

Lakme Fashion Week which is one of the most awaited event in India’s fashion world, kick started with a grand opening show of designer Manish Malhotra in amchi Mumbai.  Unlike Manish’s summer collection which had loads of Phulkari work, this festive collection ‘Reflections’  reflected more of Manish’s signature detailwork. The colours had more of muted shades combined with bright hues…..the beautiful pastel colours like mint, moss, grey, baby pink with touches of maroon, rani pink, burgundy and black were the prime colours around which the entire collection revolved. The collection had lehengas, anarkalis & sarees while plenty of achkans & kurtas in menswear.

I am more in awe of Manish’s earlier collection since this one never really stood out from the rest of his earlier works. Beautiful designs indeed but I wish Manish would draw inspiration  from other parts of our country and blend more traditional fabrics from south & east India.

Here is a look at Manish Malhotra’s Festive/Winter collection.


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Manish Malhotra Presents ‘The Visible White Beauty Collection for Colgate’

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on April 26, 2013

Manish Malhotra & Sonam Kapoor

An exclusive ‘Visible White Beauty’ collection in association with Colgate was showcased by Manish Malhotra at the Grand Hyatt, Mumbai.

“Visible White Beauty” by Manish Malhotra, identifies with the concept that fashion is from the inside out. Inspired by Colgate’s exciting new toothpaste launch, this collection in the stark colours of White & Red was showcased at the Grand Hyatt, on the 25th of April.

Everyone in attendance was on their feet with applause as the distinctive summer collection was unveiled by the stunning Sonam Kapoor who sashayed the ramp in a beautiful red attire. The front row of a completely packed show included Prabha Parameswaran- MD, Colgate India, Actor  Ayushman Khurana, Singer- Hard Kaur, Sheetal Mafatlal, Aditya Hitkari & Divya Palat, Ashish Raheja, Shaina NC and Krishika Lulla to name a few.

Designed for the young and confident shopper who has an eye for fashion, this Indian summer wear collection by Manish Malhotra is contemporary, simple and chic. Light and breezy, the collection comprises of white and red designs, flowing seamlessly with metallic combinations.

Speaking about his association with Colgate Palmolive, Manish says, “To me fashion and style starts with a great smile.  The new Colgate Visible White offers exactly that – the perfect dazzling white smile. It is effective, stylish, and affordable. This new toothpaste is a must have for anyone’s beauty regime. It encourages youth who are fashion conscious to use a product that will aid the beauty and life of their teeth which will further enhance their style and boost their confidence. An opportunity to do a collection keeping Colgate’s image in mind and then amalgamating it with my fashion aesthetics is a rare one. The colours chosen for the collection are in the shades of white and red with flowing silhouettes that reflect the refreshing summer mood”.

This distinctive summer collection was unveiled by the stunning Sonam Kapoor. Adorning red attire, Sonam along with Manish concluded the spectacular evening by unveiling the new stylish beauty toothpaste from Colgate.

Photo Courtesy : Peepul Consulting

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Model in Manish Malhotra's Visible White Collection in the colours of White & Red1

Model in Manish Malhotra's Visible White Collection

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Model in Manish Malhotra's Visible White Collection in the colours of White & Red3

Model in Manish Malhotra's Visible White Collection in the colours of White & Red

Show stoppper Sonam Kapoor

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Day 1 at Lakme Fashion Week S/R 2013

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on March 23, 2013

Lakme Fashion Week – Day 1 had an interesting line-up of designers. From the Gen-Next to the well known names like Manish Malhotra, Masaba, Narendra Kumar & Shivan Narresh. IFP takes a look at the collection that impressed this season.

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Masaba Gupta


Designer Masaba’s Spring/Summer 2013 line from her signature label was titled as ‘Postcards from Benaras’. Unlike her earlier works which had loads of colour, this one was primarily done up in black & white with neon shades popping up here & there. The prints this season were table fans[unconventional], roses, tulips and people. The collection had a range of dhoti pants & skirts, palazzo pants, shirt dress, jackets sarees and many more.

The collection was a  fusion of Indo-western and the light fabrics are suitable for the upcoming summers. I am slightly on the edge with this collection as I do like the prints but I was looking out for more dresses in different types. I felt that Masaba’s sarees were beautiful in her collection for ‘Satya Paul’ while the sarees in this collection left me confused. The sheer blouse coupled with chiffon sarees devoid of detail work or embroidery did not create a lasting impression. As for the western wear the collection was done up amazingly especially loved the shirt dresses.

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Manish Malhotra


Designer Malhotra paid an ode to Indian Cinema for completing 100 years through his Spring 2013 collection. Manish showcased the designs that reflected the black & white era to the colourful 1970s till the present day. Sarees were a prominent feature of this collection followed by kurti churidhar, anarkali, lehenga, achkans, sherwani & jackets. Numerous celebrities like Kajol, Karisma Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Hema Malini, Asha Bhosle, Zoya Akhtar, Siddharth Malhotra, Varun Dhawan, Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap,  designer Bhanu Athaiya and many more walked for the designer.

I liked this collection for the fact that it had a lot variety to choose from. This showed the versatility of the designer where he is able to create designs from any given era. Loved the cocktail sarees which were not overloaded with too much of embroidery work. The sequin details were limited to the hemlines only. Beautiful sarees just got my vote for Day 1.

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IFP also liked designs from these collection by

Narendra Kumar


Suhanie Pittie


Gen Next Designer Shubham Kumar


Gen Next Designer Ragini Ahuja


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Day 3 at WLIFW Autumn/Winter 2013

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on March 16, 2013

I am in love with the designs this season. The works of designers is so fresh and alluring……….it was definitely hightime people got their grey cells working overtime to churn out some of their best works. Creatively I am satisfied after seeing the firt 2 days of WIFW. Catch more photos from WIFW on IFP’s Facebook page here.  Here is your low-down of Day 3…..

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IFP loved these designer colllection………

Manish Malhotra


The designer is back with his new collection ‘Threads of Emotion’ which was inspired by the beautiful land known as ‘Punjab’ in Northern India. The collection had Phulkari & Bagh work on the silhouette combined with velvet detailing. The collection included shawls embroidered in Bagh’, saris, anarkalis, floor length anarkalis and angarakhas. For menswear there were bandhgalas and structured clothes. The primary fabrics used are georgette, net and raw-silk, and there is a lot of texture work. Bright colours were infused with serence greys, blues & blacks.  The models were dressed like people of Punjab, where the female models had their hair braided with parandhis………loved this traditional look.

Phulkari is woven out of resham dhaga [silk threads] and is usually given as gift to the bride-to-be on the engagement day. This famous weave is a speciality of Patiala city in Punjab…………it is also the place from where I hail from. So seeing this exquisite work on the runway had me feel proud of the rich heritage of my birth place. This collection was unique & the theme was ‘never done before’ on the Indian runway. I am delighted to say that Manish Malhotra has managed to move from his signature style to create an entire new collection. This collection brought back my beautiful memories of searching Phulkari on the streets of Patiala. Kudos to the designer for showcasing something so traditional in such a fabulous manner. Loved this collection which was aptly titled as ‘Threads of Emotion’.


IFP liked few outfits from these collections…….

Rajesh Pratap Singh


Kiran Uttam Ghosh


Kavita Bhartia


Abraham & Thakore


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Manish Malhotra at Delhi Couture Week

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on August 12, 2012

Manish Malhotra  showcased his Bridal collection for the upcoming festive season at Delhi Couture Week. Pinks and golden colour were seen in plenty in his creations. Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif walked the runway for the designer. Here is a look at his collection.

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Manish Malhotra & Shaina N.C. for Cancer Patients Aid Association

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on July 3, 2012


Designers Manish Malhotra & Shaina N.C. hosted a fund raiser fashion show ‘Caring with Style’ for Pidilite – Cancer Patients Aid Association [CPAA] at the Intercontinental The Lalit Mumbai on Sunday 1st July 2012 , where the swish crowd of Mumbai was part of this wonderful event. Gehna Jewellers were sponsor partner of CPAA and many celebs were seen walking the runway in beautiful jewels by Gehna Jewellers.

The show was hosted by Ayushman Khurana & Sophie Choudry where sohpie also walked the ramp for designer Manish Malhotra. Actress Priyanka Chopra was show stopper for Manish where as Diana Hayden walked for designer Shaina N.C. The evening had many celebrities joining for the noble cause of raising funds for cancer patients. Celebs included Shamita Shetty, Shazahn Padamsee, Mona Singh, Smriti Irani, Tanisha, Dolly Thakore, Ashish Choudhary, Vidya Malvade and many more. IFP brings to you an exclusive look of the show.
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Celebrities who look their best in Saree

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on June 6, 2012

A Saree is something not all women can carry off……… as it requires a lot of attention to details when i come to selecting the saree material, type of drape and how to wear it.  Only few women in the fashion scene have done justice to a Saree. This is perhaps one of IFP’s most read articles, so had to add a couple of names more and present the write-up in a new look.

Vidya Balan

Vidya Balan is the epitome of old time charm when dressed in a saree. The only designer who does justice to her looks is Sabhyasachi Mukherjee whose designs are not over the edge yet feminity is at it’s classic best. In the initial days Vidya Balan did mess up a lot with her looks………………remember the hideous Orange Salwar Kameez she wore while hosting Filmfare Awards……………long are those days gone and I am glad that the lady knows what looks good on her. She does make heads turn at red carpet events with her beautifully crafted sarees. Loved her look in movies like ‘Bhool Bholaiya’ & ‘Paa’ but off-screen she is the one responsible to bring the 3/4th sleeve blouses and handloom sarees back in fashion. In a saree, Vidya could do no wrong and is today regarded as one of India’s Best Dressed.

Shilpa Shetty

No one on the Indian Fashion Scene could have looked so hot and sexy in a Saree as Shilpa Shetty did. She has simply re-defined the trend of wearing a ‘Saree’. Thanks to her Designer Tarun Tahiliani, Shilpa has never looked better. The world actually stopped to take a look at her as she walked down the red carpet looking dazzling in a Saree during Big Brother in UK. We loved her red and green saree with ethnic Kundan and Emerald jewellery. I love Shilpa for her originality and the fact that she has been a trend setter all along. She has styled her sarees with halter and off-shoulder blouses for red carpet events.  She has graced the ramp as shop stopper for Tarun Tahiliani’s collection for the consecutive 3 years.




Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

I still remember Aishwarya as an upcoming model in advertisement of ‘Garden’ Sarees. No one before her and after her could do justice to the Saree brand. Since then she has graced numerous fashion shows and magazine covers.  I simply love her colour selection in pastels and pinks. From Traditional South Indian Kanjeevarams to Crepes to Chiffons to Silks give her any type Saree to wear and she carries it off with utter ease. Women just drooled over her two toned and heavily embroidered Sarees which she wore in ‘Devdas’. Aishwarys gives credit to her designer Neeta Lulla for giving her that look as she portrayed the role of ‘Paro’. In recent times, Aishwarya has worn Sabyasachi and Abu Jani- Sandeep Kholsa sarees to red carpet events.




Her smile simply lights up any room that she enters but when she combines it with a beautiful saree the end result is ‘AWESOME’.  Manish Malhotra transformed her into a Style diva when he designed for her in ‘Kuch Kuch hota hai’ . We have seen her in designer Salwar Kameez but I feel she looks stunning in a Saree. The best part about her choice is that she has never worn anything which is has too much of detail work.  She keeps the Jewellery to the minimum emphasizing on earrings only. People love the fact that she is always herself in any silhouette and does not have to pretend that she is a celebrity. No wonder how style comes easily to Kajol.


Sridevi has been an example for all Designers in India for the way she carries herself in a Saree. She oozes grace and elegance for which I call her ‘Timeless Beauty’.  As a child I remember seeing her in sizzling blue saree in Mr. India or in pastel colour sarees in ‘Chandni’. Even when she is not in her on-screen glamorous avatar I love her simple look in a Kanjeevaram Saree.  These days Sridevi has started experimenting with western wear  but i still feel she should wear more of Indian Outfits as it suits her tall frame. Designers like Queenie Dhodhy, Manish Malhotra and Neeta Lulla design their creations for her and she has graced many fashion week shows as a Show stopper.

Sonia Gandhi

Sonia Gandhi wears a crisp Khadi and silk sarees with such a refinement I have ever seen. She might be of Italian origin but Indian women can learn a thing or two about how to carry a saree in whatever situation you might be in. I love how she combines her saree with a winter coat and uses her saree pallu as a scarf around the collar making it quite a style statement. Even as she is maintaining her style she never loses her dignity and focus that she belongs to the most affluent ‘Gandhi’ family. While other celebrities go in for glamorous looks in saree Sonia has always opted for simple clean look making a unique style statement. Sonia Gandhi has made a mark for herself in the Indian Politics and was third in the Forbes ‘Most powerful woman in the world’  list.

Hema Malini

This ‘Dream Girl’ has been on the Bollywood scene for more than 40 years but she seems to grow more elegant with the passing years. She might be above 60 years but she can give today’s young actress a run for their money with her style. She was the reigning queen of Bollywood in the 60s and 70s. She made a comeback in bollywood again after a long break of more than 10 years.People loved her look created by Neeta Lulla in recent movies like ‘Baghban’ and ‘Baabul’. She played her age in the movie and has redefined the image of a ‘screen mother’ in Bollywood cinema. A trained Odissi dancer Hema Malini still performs on stage along with her two daughters. The fact I love about her is that she dresses up according to her age and never once worn anything revealing or shabby.  Give her a Saree made out of any fabric and she carries it magnificently. She is the ‘Original Diva’ which the Indian audience love, still remember and cannot get enough of.  I have seen her personally several times and asked for her autograph and was always awestruck by her beauty. If I were to ever age, I would love to be as dignified and graceful as Hema Malini.

Kirron Kher

Kirron Kher who is a very versatile actress is well-known in the Indian Social circle for her Saree Collection. She has said in one of her interviews “I love to wear only woven handloom silk and cotton sarees. While I buy my tusshars from the Weaver’s Studio in Kolkata and tangails from Kanishka, I buy silks and Kanjeevarams from L’Affaire in Delhi, India as the collections are larger, more beautiful and embroidered. In Chennai, I pick up my Kanjeevarams from Usha Ranganathan and from Sundari Silks owned by Rajaram who has good taste.” No wonder she gets that amazing look by going out-of-the-way to find the perfect Saree. I like the way Kirron is at ease when she is wearing a Saree and the Potli/Batua bags she wears matching with her Saree. She says that she has inherited her taste in Sarees and jewellery from her mother Late Diljit Thakar Singh. Well I must give the credit to her mother, for even at this age Kirron Kher rules the Saree collection among Indian Celebrities.


Whenever I think of the beautiful ‘Kanjeevaram’, Rekha is the only celebrity that comes to my mind. This silk silhouette is carried with utmost grace by Rekha since I am seeing her on the red carpet. She adorns herself with classic, traditional jewellery along with beautiful clutch bags on a Kanjeevaram saree. It would be a fashionista’s dream come true if they ever get to go inside her wardrobe and check out her amazing saree collection………….that is one think I would give my tooth and nail for. One of our readers reminded us that Rekha should be included in this list and IFP couldn’t agree anymore.

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Manish Malhotra for ‘Save the Girl Child’ initiative

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on April 13, 2012



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, DeepshikaZeba 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.

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Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week 2012 – Day 3

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on February 18, 2012

I am getting to see many vibrant colors in many designer collection which is a nice change from the dull Fall colors which one usually gets to see in ‘Autumn/Winter’ outfits. Here is a look at the highlight of Day 3 at WLIFW. Manish Malhotra was one of the leading designers for Day 3. The Anarkali style were temamed with pants instead of churidhar time time around. Lighter shades were combined with darker hues which looked wonderful especially when pastels were paired with brighter shades like hot pinks. Here is your exclusive look at the collection:

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Designer and their Muse

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on September 14, 2011

The word ‘Muse’ has been often used by fashion writers and magazine, but as any other person I used to wonder what it meant?? Over time I have understood that ‘Muse’ means a source of inspiration for artists………..our designers are definitely no less than one. Centuries ago Mona Lisa inspired the greatest word of Leonardo Da’Vinci, in todays world every designer has an ‘inspiration’ behind their collection. I just wanted to list down some of the best ‘Designer-Muse’ pairing so far in India………the muse have not just worn the designer’s creations, but the designer in turn has given their image a glamorous look everytime they needed to stand out of the crowd. Some have been like ‘Fairy Godmother’ to the celebrities, while some designer took loads of inspiration from the celebrity’s style to feed their creativity. Their amazing combination has changed the face of couture in India….here is a write-up of what I have thought to be the best ‘Designer-Muse’ union till date.

Tarun Tahiliani & Shilpa Shetty

Both the ‘Designer’ Tarun Tahiliani and the ‘Muse’ Shilpa Shetty never needed any introduction before they started off working together. Tarun was well-known for his brilliance in designing and Boutique ‘Ensemble’, while had been charming the audience for more than a decade. But once they did get together for the styling part, it was fireworks and tons of it. This has to be the best union in terms of fashion as designer Tarun Tahiliani gave a new lease of life to the Shilpa Shetty’s style. And we were head over heels in love with Shilpa again. The magic of Tarun Tahiliani’s outfits and Shilpa’s grace worked wonders on the red carpet and at fashion weeks. Tarun turned Shilpa in to an Egyptian Queen, a blushing Bride and a beautiful Gypsy as a show-stopper during fashion weeks, each one left an alluring impression on our minds. Tarun even designed Shilpa’s Bridal Trousseau for her high profile wedding. All I can say that we are yet to have our fill of this ‘Designer-Muse’ association.

Sabyasachi Mukherjee & Vidya Balan

Vidya Balan was known as the beautiful & talented actress who had a very girl-next-door sort of an image, but sadly she was never among the stylish ones. She was humiliated and criticized for her disastrous fashion sense and literally written off by many fashionistas. But a chance encounter of Vidya Balan with designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee on the set of ‘Paa’ turned the things around forever. It was Vidya on the magazine cover, on the red carpet, on the billboard………everywhere you went, you were ought to notice the ‘brand’ new Vidya Balan. Sabyasachi understood Vidya looks which spelt ‘old world charm’ and styled her likewise. He never took out the element of ‘Innocence’ & ‘simplicity’ from her looks yet added in a bit of ‘sensuality’. Whenever I see Vidya dressed up in a Sabyasachi outfit, I think vintage, 1950s,  classic, elegant….something that can never be forgotten. The sarees, the kurtis, the dresses…..I love her in any Sabyasachi design as she looks splendid and different from her peers. Today fashionistas line up just to catch a glimpse of Vidya’s red carpet look while Vidya makes it a point to always be in the front row during fashion weeks to cheer for designer Sabyasachi.

Manish Malhotra and Kareena Kapoor

Designer Manish Malhotra gave a make-over to Kareena’s elder sister Karisma during ‘Raja Hindustani’…… he had to be the one designer Kareena could go to whenever she needed help in the style department. Manish found another beautiful ‘Muse’ while Kareena got listed among ‘India’s Best Dressed’. He has designed for Kareena not just off-screen but also on-screen while keeping in mind the different characters she enacted in the movies. We saw her as the glamorous ‘Poo’ in Kabhi Khushi, Kabhi Gham, the bold woman in ‘Chameli’ the vivacious ‘Geet’ in ‘Jab We Met’ or the sweet girl in recent ‘Bodyguard’………Manish created magic while designing a new look for Kareena and of course the masses followed the trends after watching these movies. I always see a reflection of the ‘Kareena’ in every new collection of Manish….the outfits are sexy, beautiful and chic just like his ‘Muse’. I do hope this fashionable  ‘Designer-Muse’ pair keep giving us alluring looks for years to come.

Gauri-Nainika & Bipasha Basu

All three are young, attractive and brainy women………..that’s a lot to start with the best ‘Designer-Muse’ combination. I think it was just a matter of timing that these three had to come together for creating the best looks till date on the red carpet. Bipasha Basu is someoen who I feel looks her best in a western attire, Gauri & Nainika just dressed her in the best of gowns and dresses. The element of ‘Sexiness’ was intact in their minds whenever they had to dress Bipasha. They gave her a very fashion forward look while making her stand out of the crowd. The designer duo definitely designs the best gowns in India that reflect style in every drape…..designing for Bipasha was perhaps the best thing that ever happened to them. Each one of Bipasha’s best red carpet looks are designed by Gauri & Nainika. The trio have given us one of the most sophisticated looks on the red carpet which I do wish continues for years to come.

Ritu Kumar & Sharmila Tagore

Ritu Kumar’s designs have spelt ‘Royalty’ over the years while Sharmila Tagore is a bonafide royal…….the coming together of both simply meant ‘Magic’. Sharmila & Ritu hve been friends for many decades and still continue to compliment each other like a ‘Designer-Muse’ pair. Ritu Kumar might have dressed a number of well known women, but I feel Sharmila has to be the best amongst all. Shramila has poise, grace & majestic look, the same attributes are present in a Ritu Kumar creation. So it never came as a surprise to me when I saw Sharmila Tagore and her daughter Soha Ali Khan walk the runway in Mughal inspired designs at Ritu Kumar’s ‘Falaknuma’ showcasing……..Sharmila looked every bit like a Queen.

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Lakme ‘Absolute’ by Manish Malhotra

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on August 26, 2011

Manish Malhotra was the designer for the Finale of Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive. The colourful collection had loadsof lehengas and Anarkalis………..wish he would have added more sarees to this collection. But I do like the menswear designs which are very sleek. Here is your look of his recent Collection.


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Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive – Day 5

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on August 22, 2011

Here is a quick glimpse at Kareena Kapoor walking as showstopper for Manish Malhotra…….more coming soon.

My pick of the day 5 at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2011 are………….

Shagufta Quamar

‘Moksha – The Pursuit of Inner Peace’ had a collection of bags which had images of Lord Buddha and Shri Krishna on them…….I liked the funky colourful bags which were a variety of them……clutch, sling bags, handbags, potlis………the collection had it all. Styling was kept simple with emphasis on the creations only………I kinda of liked the rudraksh mala and other neckpieces which were contemporary. My Verdict : Creative work which is funky……..young, hip and trendy………I like it.

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Manish Malhotra at Delhi Couture Week 2011

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on July 25, 2011

More pics from Manish Malhotra’s recent collection

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Synergy One Delhi Couture Week 2011 – Day 3

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on July 25, 2011

The collections are getting brighter and more amazing as the days are passing by at Delhi Couture Week……..Day 3 was equally eventful with designers like Ashima-Leena, Shantanu-Nikhil and Manish Malhotra. Here is your sneak peek…….the entire collection will be soon uploaded on IFP.

Manish Malhotra

Sonam Kapoor was a show-stopper for Manish Malhotra…………..thankfully she did not take the limelight away from the outfits and blended with sheer ease as one of the models. She is not just a pretty actress but can double up as a model also given her tall height and alluring features. I think that is what was perfect to Manish Malhotra’s new bridal creations which was showcased…………it did have the signature ‘MM’ look with loads of layers, gotta and detail works……perfect for the upcoming festive season. As for me the clothes were kind of ‘I have seen this before’ moment for me. I desired more drama in the outfits instead of styling…………….nonetheless the clothes were beautiful.

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Ashima Leena

The Royalty will definitely love Ashima Leena’s amazing new collection which spelt ‘Classic’ as well as ‘Traditional’……… wonder they had a ‘Royal’ walking as a show-stopper for them. Sharmila Tagore wore a Kurti combined with Lehenga in subtle shades………..the collection was thankfully not ‘over the top’ and amazed by the simplicity of the creations……..I feel that it will suit women of all ages. Simply loved the pleasant colours which the designer duo had incorporated in their creations…………purple,peach, rani pink, beige, green… word for their collection ‘Fabulous’.

Shantanu & Nikhil

Shantanu & Nikhil created a fusion of Western with India which they do with such ease……….the layers of fabric molded to form lehengas, skirts, gowns……..the colour palette were more of dreamy shades like sky blues, whites, yellows………and of course the highlight had to be actress Sonakshi Sinha walking in a white ensemble which consisted of a fitted jacket with a layered Lehenga…………she reminded me of a bride walking down the aisle…….sigh. I think she has never looked better on the ramp before this appearance. To the designer duo, kudos for making Sonakshi look glamorous, while the rest of creation very alluring………….browny point for wearability.















Anju Modi


I had liked Anju’s earlier collection displayed in WLIFW,  this seemed like an extension of her earlier work only it was much better. The fit,the cut, the use of drapes and layers was beautiful. The outfits were elegant yet sensuous………..I am sure they would make any woman feel like a ‘Queen’. The net lehengas, velvet jackets, chiffon sarees, satin corsets……..sheer elegance. I love the detail work in silver which Anju has used in certain outfits……………I have not seen much of detail work of that sort this season. Shraddha Kapoor was the show stopper for Anju Modi…………..she looked magnificient in a golden corset combined with net lehenga.

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Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week A/W 2011- Day 3

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on April 12, 2011

Sorry for posting the highlights of WLIFW Fall/Winter 2011 a wee bit late but I promise to make it up to all my readers. The day 3 had me eagerly waiting for Manish Malhotra’s creation but unfortunately I ended up waiting at Airport with a ery slow speed internet connection. Nonethless here’s how the Manish Malhotra’s recent collection turned out to be………….

Manish Malhotra

I think I have already seen these outfits………………where??? At Lakme Fashion Week eld earlier in the month of march. Unfortunately there was nothing new……………..I was looking forward to some darker shades with some new details fit for the winter season. The floral details however beautiful still have a very summer feel too them. The same Anarkalis and floor length outfits are very last season…………I am kinda of bored since I get to see every celebrity wearing it.I only wish I would have got to see something absolutely new…………maybe in next fashion week. Fingers crossed.


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