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Maroon Lehenga with Crop Top by Manish Malhotra at India Couture Week 2016
Maroon Lehenga with Crop Top by Manish Malhotra at India Couture Week 2016
19 th May 2017

Step up your sangeet game with this stunning Manish Malhotra lehenga that stands out for its intricate designs that are a mark of impeccable craftsmanship. Even though the choice of colour is traditional, full marks to Malhotra for cleverly using embellishments in a way that they become the focal point of the outfit. What we also loved about the outfit is the way the designer has lavished his attention on the lehenga while maintaining restrain with the choli to balance the outfit beautifully.

The set comprises of a maroon velvet crop top with a luxurious matching lehenga that features all over embroidery. The plain body of the cropped choli makes it an ideal canvas to show off your statement neckpiece, just like the model does on the ramp. Golden piping along the bust and the sleeves accentuate your curves and add an interesting dimension to the choli. Quarter sleeves, which are in vogue now give it a retro vibe which is pronounced by the high neck of the choli. Golden threadwork accents along the border of the sleeves match the lehenga and give the choli a festive spin. As a separate, the choli can even double up as a blouse for a saree, be it embellished or plain. As a part of this particular Manish Malhotra lehenga set, the understated choli perfectly complements the skirt, letting the designs on it shine through. 

The extravagant skirt is the focal point of this Manish Malhotra lehenga set. Golden dabka embroidery in labyrinthine motifs bear testimony to the rich craft heritage of India. The lehenga is kalidar, with the embroidery on each kali identical to the next.The complex motifs take inspiration from Persian architecture and floral patterns and exude a regal charm that is hard to miss. With a high waist and clean lines, this Manish Malhotra lehenga gives off a vintage appeal that makes it ideal for events like the sangeet or a cocktail party. 

Both the velvet fabric and the heavy all over embroidery make this Manish Malhotra a heavy, yet beautiful offering that can be treasured for generations to come. 

The ensemble, designed with inspiration from Persia and painstakingly put together with craftsmanship from India is a standing example of how the confluence of two contrasting styles can still produce a thing of beauty.

 

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