The second digital edition and 14th edition of Indian Couture week make their way as Manish Malhotra opens the event. While Coronavirus brought lockdowns, Manufacturing to halt.
Fashion weeks- the once-larger-than-life on-site celebrations – in a visual format, the master couturier Manish Malhotra opens the second digital edition of Indian Couture Week 2021 on Monday, after the first digital edition of Indian Couture Week by the Fashion Design Council of India, made its way in 2020.
It was a ray of hope to the fashion industry, giving many budding designers a platform. The Chairman of FDCI, Sunil Sethi, said that the success of the first edition of the digital week and its help in businesses had been an inspiration to the 2021 couture week planning.
He added that the couture week celebrates craftmanship and its beauty. Talking about the wedding and bridal wear, Indian designers have always been the first choice.
The Indian Couture week is set to see an out-of-the-box narrative, with the finest designers creating a visual treat for the audience.
Indian Couture Week 2021
The Indian Couture Week 2021 is scheduled to begin on 24th August 2021, with Manish Malhotra debuting his collection on the opening night and end on 29th August 2021, with Rahul Mishra, the first Indian designer at French Haute Couture.
The FDCI organized event, in association with Hindustan times and Jewellery partner Archana Aggarwal, will see exclusive participation of 19 top couturiers from all over the nation.
The designers’ list includes – Anamika Khanna, Falguni Shane Peacock, Gaurav Gupta, Kunal Rawal, Pankaj & Nidhi, Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna, Shantanu & Nikhil, Tarun Tahiliani, and Varun Bahl.
Manish Malhotra’s ‘Nooraniyat’ at Indian Couture Week 2021
The designer, Manish Malhotra, made his debut at the event as he kicked start it, with his authentic and enchanting bridal edit collection titled- Nooraniyat, which is a representation of his signature style- exquisite craftmanship, larger than life glamour, voluminous silhouettes, and has elements to attract the new-age brides.
The collection displayed the domination of hues of reds with hints of peach, gold, ivory and champagne. Manish Malhotra production, a perfectionist, showcased the couture film that had to personify everything the brand stands for.
Malhotra’s preference zardozi, Badla and sequin embroideries finished the traditional bridal lehengas with a glamour quotient.
Known for paving the way for Bollywood, From Kriti Sanon to Sakshi Sindhwani turned muse for the bridal edit didn’t disappoint as Kriti, described as “Param Sundari”, looked resplendent in scarlet attire.
At the same time, she was caught playing hide-and-seek in the bathtub. The Bengal bindis gained much attention as she played the coy pride.
The collection also included body positivity advocate and fashion influencer Sakshi Sindwani who took to her Instagram to share her dream of being represented in the couture at least once.
Also, the film showcased the older bride, Nayonika Chatterjee, who got ready for her “the day” along with her daughter.
The trailing veil drama is one of the most wanted bridal trends, which may make it come back soon, as the MM brides grooved to the tunes of Hari and Sukhmani in veils and layering drapes at the spectacular setting in The Leela Palace Hotel in New Delhi.
The designer added, “My bridal edit is an amalgamation of moods and emotions of the brides, and over the years of creating their dream outfits and interacting with them, I inadvertently got drawn into those intriguing memories and decided to capture it all.”
The Grand Indian Couture Week is yet to see works of sheer luxury and richness in the collection for brides of all sizes, ages and ethnicities.