Manish Malhotra’s show on 20th February was even more spectacular then anyone could imagine. The show was to raise funds for Oman Cancer Association. To add even more glamour to the show, the host was the Bollywood actress and singer Sophie Choudry. Manish stayed true to everything one would want from ethnic Indian fashion. There was suspense, intrigue and glamour. The set was magnificent with three-paneled arches evoking an Indian palace. The outfits represented India’s craft history as well as the prestige of its royalty.
The colour pink was used to represent the charitable cause of the show and Manish had carefully thought of this through his designs. “The main focus is on a soft palette with salmon pinks, peach and the like. It’s something that can be worn even in April, May or June for a wedding. There are none of the traditional colours like red,” the couturier said of the event.
Manish revealed his Luxe Collection 2014 for the first time at this event. The models used included Candice Pinto, Parvathy Omanakuttan, the former Miss World first runner-up as well as Carol Gracias.
Manish Malhotra regularly gets involved with charitable events, he explained, “Its not charity, it’s self-preservation. I am just doing what I love and there are people who are part of that extension.”
Manish started out in the film industry with no qualification in design and then worked his way up. “It was at a time when there were hardly any men in costume design.”
Manish is happy by the way his career turned out mainly because of his love for what he does, he doesn’t think he is a great artist and never tries to over-complicate his designs by trying to make them overly intelligent, “There’s no deeper emotion for me than what I love and there’s inspiration everywhere. There’s no need to underestimate another person to feel good about yourself. Why say something that isn’t when the other person can see right through it?”