Mumbai, March 14 -- He has been in the industry for 25 years, and has owned an eponymous label for nearly a decade now. Designer Manish Malhotra is thus known for not only dressing Bollywood's finest as well as several stylish brides, but also for his beautiful flagship Haveli store at Ambawatta One in Mehrauli, New Delhi, launched about one and-a-half years ago.
Adding to his firsts in the Capital, the designer is now ready to launch an exclusive store for men in the same complex.
"This is the first time that my label will have an exclusive store for men. I have almost become a Delhi boy, and the response to my flagship store here has been so phenomenal that I thought the city would be ideal for this new space," he says. "Our aim is to give men a complete shopping experience. From shirts, kurtas, bandhgalas and sherwanis to wedding wear, the store will have it all. Also, the trend is changing now. For the first cocktail event, women usually ask for gowns, and men for suits. Thus, I would offer a man blazers, dinner jackets and more in the 1,000 sqft space. The ensembles will also have my own Indian twist, which will come in the form of fabric and self embroidery," he adds.
Malhotra further tells us that the location of the store is strategic, too. "The new exclusive space for menswear is right in the courtyard of the flagship store. Thus, families can come together, shop, and take selfies... it will be a completely new experience," he says. The new menswear store will open this July, during the couture week in Delhi.