I am lucky to walk the ramp for Manish: Siddharth Malhotra

By Hindustan Times

Siddharth Malhotra debuted on the ramp with Manish Malhotra's show at the ongoing Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week. He was quite an eye-candy at the gala. The actor got the loudest cheer as he entered in a black bandhgala sherwani. The Student of the Year fame actor was
thrilled about the show and said, "Walking the ramp for Manish is a good feeling. He has designed my clothes in Student of the Year too, so I think I am lucky".

The actor also jokingly said, "As you can see there is a lot of work on my bandhgala, Manish started working on it two months earlier".
Esha Gupta walks the ramp for Manish Malhotra at WIFW, New Delhi on March 15, 2013.

Manish and Bollywood celebrities go hand in hand and this time also there were not only one but three showstoppers for the show. Esha Gupta, Jacqueline Fernandez and Siddharth Malhotra graced the ramp by carrying the attire in uber style. Shabana Azmi was also spotted in the front row.

One of the most celebrated designer Manish Malhotra's collection (on Day 3) witnessed some vintage style in a modern motif. The designer, in his usual vein, promoted Indian craft but this time in the form of Phulkari.

The theme for the show called Threads of Emotion celebrates the magic and heritage of embroidery. Phulkari embroidery, which is native to Punjab, was at the heart of collection. On his latest designs, Manish Malhotra said, "as you can see there's a lot of emphasis on Phulkari work and it is not just a celebration of these traditional craft but also a presentation of art".

The collections included saris, anarkalis, floor length anarkalis and angarakhas. Detailing is done on fabrics like georgette, net and raw silk with a lot of texture work. The designer has used autumnish colours such as navy blue, deep rust, yellow, bright green and intense red for most of his creations. Perfect for just now.

Bollywood actress Esha Gupta, who was one of the showstoppers, adored what she wore and said, "Manish likes to make a woman look beautiful and his creation is amazing", to which Manish cheekily replied, "Well, Esha is beautiful and stunning so she doesn't need me to look beautiful".

Of late, Manish Malhotra has been promoting a lot of Indian craft internationally also. Commenting on this support to the local craft, the stylist said, "Wills India Fashion Week is just the beginning. The idea is to focus on craftsmanship and showcase it at various fashion weeks by roping in celebrities, thus making it more popular and influencing more people to wear these pieces."

Vibrant colours and a desi feel imbued the show. The Punjabi sufi music with a bit of fusion beats added to the dramatic aura.

The latest designs will be available at an exclusive preview at Carma, Malcha Marg, New Delhi on March 16 from 11am - 6pm.

Event: Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week
Where: Pragati Maidan, Hall No. 18
When: Until March 17

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