Manish Malhotra, the dazzling, confident, bright and star who has the license to dress the most glamourous lot of the country and also befriend the Indian film Industry. Call him a stylist , a designer, a very friendly and smart entrepreneur , or a keen observer and analyst of what sells and how? Manish Malhotra was surely meant to be India’s favorite bollywood designer and resort for many stars to count upon and rely as to what to wear to that ‘big event’ or any small get together, he’s doing what he believes he’s here for …. “He’s here to work , to create more with every season. He has the potential and he has the style, that adds a lot to various other reasons our glam world feels so relied on what he suggests or decides for them.
The story of the making of Manish Malhotra dates back to his first debu at the age of 25 years, as he ventured in to bollywood by designing Juhi Chawla’s costumes for the movie Swarg. His next venture when he dressed Urmila Matondkar for the movie Rangeela, got him the Identity that made him one of the most sought after designer in the industry.
He was awarded the first Filmfare Award for Costume Design for Urmila Matondkar’s look in Rangeela, the Showtime Opinion Poll Award for Raja Hindustani, the Siemen’s Viewer’s Choice Award for Dil to Pagal Hai, the Lux-Zee Cine Award and the Bollywood Award in New York for his work in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. He also won the Zee Cine Award and IIFA Award for the year 2000 for the film Mohabbatein.
He has also been adorned with Indira Priyadarshini Memorial Award for his contribution to the fashion industry, felicitated by National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi and the Indo American Society for his contribution to fashion designing, and was also named the most Stylish Designer Of the Year at the Elle Style Awards in 1999.
Manish Malhotra Label
- The much awaited show by Manish malhotra was presented in 1991 and all his clothes were sold within 3 weeks.
- Manish glamorized the fashion world and bollywood by setting the trend of celebrities walking the ramp for him, thereby starting a trend for celebs walking up the Fashion weeks.
- In 2004 he launched, India’s first dedicated diffusion label Manish Malhotra. Presently retailing not just all over India but also Internationally. The label stands for its mesmerizing style that blends rich lush colours with heavy textures.
- His garments are about drama and certain style that keeps you in the limelight be it huge gheras, eloquent heavy borders, or striking contrasting colors. They are perfect fit for the occasion and his signature style.
Having designed for almost all the top notch stars of the country, Manish Malhotra has also collaborated with some international stores and is selling around the globe. The label is on a high with fashion shows, exhibitions and star appearances. He makes sure of giving the label the much associated limelight and grandeur so as to make the client association more relevant.
Lakme Fashion Week : Summer/Resort 2011
Manish Malhotra ensures that his collections are always a traditional blend of Indian crafts with contemporary touches. He presented a sensational line,at Lakmé Fashion Week for Summer/Resort 2011.
The 40 gorgeous evening wear creations for men and women were resplendent with the wonderful chikankari work as well as kashmiri embroidery especially created in Srinagar which Manish is keen on reviving. Adding Rajasthani gotta borders to the swirling creations; Manish ensured his ensembles would be fit for myriad occasions.
Using delicate summer shades of aqua, green, powder blue and ivory, Manish gave a striking look to women’s wear. Men’s wear created in beige, grey and navy had a choice of lush textures that ranged from tussore to brocade for the sharply tailored bundgala jackets teamed with either slim pants or Jodhpuri trousers.
Against a rustic background of ethnic motifs and ornate lamps hanging from the ceiling, the show opened with six bare chest male models draped in Kashmiri shawls or dressed in white chikan kurtas. The men’s wear collection of 20 creations that followed had an assortment of sherwanis, kurtas and sharply cut jackets with touches of Karshmiri craft or Lucknowi embroidery and teamed with churidars, Pathani or cowled salwars, slim trousers and Jodhpuri pants.
The 20 women’s creations were opulent and grand in nature as voluminous lehengas and kalidar kurtas in net with silver zari work glided down the catwalk. Layered and superbly crafted the floor length kurtas at times teamed with flared lehengas were a dream to behold. 3D rose embroidery, low sexy backs high collars shimmering badla work and zari motifs on net, and chikan work in innovative forms dazzled the audience. The final creation a magnificent tiered multiple fabric layered lehenga with a tiny choli with a silver embellished dupatta was a perfect end to a memorable show.
What an utterly wonderful power packed fashionable end it was to the second day of the Summer/Resort 2011 season at Lakmé Fashion Week by Manish Malhotra the Fashion Emperor of Bollywood.
Mizwan show : January 2011
It was a Starry show where almost all the well known Indian Bollywood stars came up to walk the ramp adorning designer Manish Malhotra’s attire. It is venture by Shabana Azmi to promote her village Mizwan and Indian craft of chikankari. All the celebs joined hands to support her for the cause and the craftsmen in Mizwan will be employed for embroidery work for the Label Manish Malhotra for one year .
Spring-Summer collection 2010′
Manish Malhotra’s Spring-Summer collection 2010 was a palette consisting primarily of neutral hues paired with red, green, and gold with cuts, prints, and embroidery.
Summer Resort 2010
The color palette of the collection was focused on pastel colors with elaborate shadings while for the fabric, Net was used extensively as the base for dhoti pants, long floor length robes for bikinis and sheer Anarkalis. Accessories were kept minimal with an occasional usage of long pearl strings and bags with a couple of dresses.
This was not as good as a show expected out of the Label, there was nothing in terms of design , styling or effect on the Ramp that would make my heart fall for it, It was just a little different look. And also a surprise…. there were no celebs on the Ramp for a change!!
Magician of Bollywood
Now lets get on to his real work. he is mostly known for dressing up bollywood and the complete glam industry. His complete filmography is summarized well at Imdb. His most popular work w.r.t. fashion design/breakthrough/trend setters includes Rangeela, Dil to pagal hai, Kal ho na ho, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Main Hoon Na, Jab We met, Om Shanti Om and Dostana. And here’s some of his Work as a stylist and Designer , where he has given that perfect look to our Stars.
Manish’s breakthrough is what this movie was, He dressed up Urmilla and set her as a sex symbol of bollywood. In her short dresses and chick styling she looked stunning and Bindaas. This was a girl who dreams of working in films and Manish glammed up the character to its best.
Dil to Pagal hai
Madhuri Dixit : The dream girl Maya , This movie stamped the Bollywood romantics. In this movie Manish dressed Madhuri mostly in long skirts in whites and pastel colors, reflecting a very dreamy image. The perfect Indian girl who believes that someone is made for her somewhere. Madhuri looked gorgeous in the long skirts teamed up with short blouses and Veil. He used a lot of transparent sheer fabrics and gave a very feathery dreamy look to the character.
Karishma Kapoor : A Hot and Sizzling look was decided for the bubly Nisha’ that Karishma played as a Dancer in the movie. her clothes were in deeper tones , body hugging and had a very sexy appeal to it.
Om Shanti Om
Farah Khan’s “Om Shanti Om” had a retro look. Bell bottoms, side burns and bouffants were abundant in the film, beautifully blended with the new sensibilities the costumes sported the old world charm with style .
Deepika and Shahrukh looked stunning in the Retro look.
Main Hoon Naa
Sushmita sen was given a sexy Indian Makeover for the movie where she plays a school teacher. Sushmita sen’s look in this movie redefined the Indian Saree as the most feminine and sexiest attire of all for a woman. Manish worked out a bright saree range with sexy blouses for the outstandingly ravishing sush and sarees bounced back in trend all over.
Kuch Kuch hota hai
Kuch Kuch Hota hai was a Award winning show of the designers creative styling which gave an exciting Makeover to Rani Mukherji. Rani was given a very international appeal in short dresses & For Kajol in a Tomboyish college students look in capris and sports look.The clothes designed for this movie were a huge hit across the nation just like the Movie. Another Marvellous job by the Designer
Priyanka Chopra’s first most glamorized version is this movie, A fashion Journalist with a bold and effective style statement.John and Abhishek act as Gay couple in the movie.
Jab we Met
Kareena Kapoor’s look passed on like a wave across the audience, a chirpy, talkative girl from Punjab was given a fusion look. she sported harrems with Tees and Indian Patiala salwaar suits with great charm. Here comes the Punjabi Look for Kareena.
Kal Ho Naa Ho
Priety Zinta looked fabulous in the Movie. Here’s a glimpse of the styling for the pretty Girl.