Renowned designer Manish Malhotra, who has gone out of his way to revive heirloom crafts, believes that "What works for our Indian crafts is the mix of craftsmanship, culture and a touch of modernity that does not just mean the westernisation of Indian silhouettes but also leads to several unusual and innovative silhouettes like the sari jacket, lehenga anarkali, long kurtas with palazzos."
“As a designer, it is my prerogative to preserve my heritage and create designs that reflect our contemporary India", he added.
He is also proud of Indian men now embracing colours, "I have always loved colours and it has always reflected in all my collections. I think it's been a while that men have accepted unusual colours, especially in western wear," he said. His latest men’s collection includes pink churidars and bandi jackets, colour blocking shirts and traditional kurtas in summer colours.
His women’s collection comprises "a lot of sheer, lace, metallic, exquisite floral and unusual pastels", he explained.
"I always try to push my creative capability with everything I do, this time I am trying to push the envelope a little more for my LFW collection," he stated.