Manish Malhotra, the man behind his eponymous label, is a familiar Bollywood face and one of the most adored celebrity designer. Long before he grew into a household name, he worked as a costume designer in Bollywood movies starting from the early 90s and 2000s.
After claiming his successful position as a stylist, he launched his couture label Manish Malhotra in 2005 which offers bridal, couture, diffusion and men’s wear collections and retails at two stores in Mumbai and New Delhi.
Manish Malhotra made his costume designing debut with the movie ‘Swarg’ starring Govinda, Rajesh Khanna and Juhi Chawla.
Then, in 1993, he designed the complete look for the Late Sridevi’s character in Mahesh Bhatt’s ‘Gumrah’.
Finally, in 1995 his hard work and creativity paid off. Manish won his First Filmfare award as a costume designer for his work in Ram Gopal Varma’s ‘Rangeela’ starring Urmila Matondkar. I mean, why wouldn’t he?
In 1998, he ventured into modelling and runway fashion designing with his couture Reverie-Manish Malhotra. He went ahead to collaborate with socialites and industrialists Kajal Anand, Yash and Avanti Birla to design for his collection Reverie.
Success was on Manish’ feet because of his individuality in the field of fashion. The reason why the audience resonated which these outfits were because they were fashion-forward, non-conforming and a far-fetched dream for them! Movies kept coming his way and the journey never came to a halt.
The 2000s were the year of his fashion rule. Having adorned the actors of films like Mohabbatein, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Mujhse Dosti Karoge!, Saathiya, Chalte Chalte, Kal Ho Na Ho, Hum Tum, Veer-Zara, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, Chameli, Om Shanti Om, Jab We Met, Dostana, 3 Idiots, Wake Up Sid—he claimed the world of fashion at the awakening of fashion sensibility of the audience.
Once he became a household name because of the remembrance of the iconic outfits he created think such as PeeCee’s Desi Girl outfit and Poo’s outfits from K3G, he bagged the insider support and endorsement. Here’s where Bollywood and fashion became irrevocably involved.
Coming back to his runway fashion shows, the stars that have walked the ramp as showstoppers are Kareena Kapoor, Pooja Hegde, Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Aditya Roy Kapoor and Kartik Aaryan.
Apart from that, he has designed 550 costumes for the cast of the popular musical Mughal-e-Azam.
He also became the first Indian designer to cross 1 Mn followers on the digital medium.
He also launched ‘Men for Mijwan’ collection of menswear was showcased leading personalities walking the ramp. The showstoppers were Farhan Akhtar, Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Ranbir Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapoor.
We, as an audience, have contributed significantly through our love for MM on social media. He has had girls drooling over his label’s custom ensembles and we are sure he will continue to do the same in the coming future, too!
Also see: 6 trend setting outfits from movies
The Worst Red Carpet Appearances Of All Time
Red carpet appearances are the perfect opening for Bollywood stars to show off their style while also setting fashion goals, but seldom things don’t go out as intended. With styling and fashion picks gone terribly wrong, red carpets are also where the worst sartorial decisions are evident.
From all-over glitz to underwhelming gown ensembles, here’s taking a glimpse at some of the worst red carpet arrivals in Bollywood:
Shilpa Shetty is habitually dressed up to nines in her flawless dresses, but at the Red Carpet of Beauty Awards in Mumbai last year, the actor’s Reema Acra gown didn’t match up. The bling, the semi-sheer element, the dual-tone and that glossy hairstyle gave in to a rather disappointing red carpet look.
Recall Deepika Padukone’s Cannes 2019 look that gave direction to a number of memes? The lime-green tulle gown by Giambattista Valli had many layers to it, complete with sleeves that didn’t seem right. The headscarf and the bows on the gown certainly did nothing to add anything to the couture outfit, making it a case of red carpet style gone horribly wrong.
Sometimes, even Bollywood’s fashionista Sonam Kapoor can go wrong, and her red carpet look from a few years back is testimony to it. Opting for a neon-green gown with pink bikini top was a big no-no! Moreover, Sonam Kapoor’s peacocky eye-makeup was a blunder as it didn’t compliment her outfit at all. Sonam Kapoor’s fashion goof-ups make us wonder is that the same style icon we all adore.
Draped in an appliqué yellow gown by designer duo Pankaj & Nidhi, Kiara Advani’s red carpet appearance failed to dazzle. With plenty of things going improper aesthetically—placement sheer element, embellishment and tassels, the Bollywood actor could’ve given this one a miss for her excursion. The gown had a sheer bodice and Kiara worked every bit of that look. Furthermore, she was compared to the yellow sticky note pad. HAHA!
Bhumi Padnekar was dressed in a fringed cape cinched at the waist which did nothing to oomph her style. Opting out of the usual gowns, the actress opted out of glamour as well. And yes, those sneakers should’ve been left far behind.
For a rare awards excursion, Rani Mukerji moved out in all the glitz you could believe, and the result was not one of our favourite appearances. The ill-fitted jacket and the all-over metallic bling could have definitely been bypassed if you had asked us. She was massively trolled for this and people advised her that she needed a stylist.
As someone who is constantly setting style goals, Priyanka Chopra doesn’t go wrong with her sartorial preferences. Nevertheless, Priyanka’s lavender Fendi Couture dress had a sheer, scalloped skirt while Nick stayed traditional in a sharp black suit at the Chopard Love event. This lavender dress wasn’t appreciated by the netizens. Moreover, her first public impression post her wedding with Nick Jonas didn’t work in her favour as well.
Most Expensive Masks- You Wouldn’t Believe The Prices
Well, you probably won’t be buying these masks because of their criminally high prices. Even though they probably serve the same purpose as your Rs.100 or Rs.200 Masks. These are just purely for aesthetics. Made from finely crafted materials, you wouldn’t even want to wear it and ruin it. Nonetheless, here’s a compilation of the most expensive masks we found for you on the internet.
D Kushalbhai Jewellers – ₹4 lakh
The Surat-based D Kushalbhai Jewellers have been adding luxurious sparkle to regular N95 masks with gold and diamonds. The owner Dipak Chokshi reportedly told the publication that the idea came to them as customers are now demanding masks to wear at weddings. These can cost you anywhere between ₹1.5 lakh to ₹4 lakh. They also have cheaper options that begin at ₹70,000. The masks are reportedly reusable and washable. Moreover, Chokshi said that people are considering these masks as investments because the jewellers have offered to turn the studs into bracelets, rings or necklaces in the future. This belongs at No.1 as it makes the most expensive masks.
Gold Mask from Pune – ₹3 lakh (approx)
BAPE – ₹15,015
Off White – ₹14,940
Another mask that we loved on Farfetch came from none other than the streetwear brand, Off White. This one is made with 100 per cent cotton, it is ergonomically designed to fit you comfortably and can be machine washed. This mask is cool and can make you look like a hypebeast without much effort. You can also cop this from StockX.
Who said safe can’t be stylish?
Supreme – ₹19,500
Supreme is also an extremely popular hype beast brand. Firstly popularized by musical genius, ‘Tyler, the creator.’ Many of the Bollywood celebrities are also spotted wearing Supreme merch on the daily. May it be shoes, t-shirts, caps. jackets and even masks! Supreme merch value always sky-rockets for reselling. That is why people need to buy it from stores at a much cheaper rate. But Supreme merch always sells out under minutes. You need to be really quick and really lucky to get your hands on stuff by Supreme.
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Velvet Saga- The Story Of The Gorgeous Material
This sumptuous fabric can be elegant and luxurious. Soft, elegant, classy, and fashionable is what velvet is all about. This fabric is one that would never fade out of style ever. You get them in various styles to wear and carry around, and in many ways too. From bags to shoes, clothes to sarees, jumpsuits, overalls and more, the velvet will always rock the fashion scene. Velvet fits well into casual looks, especially if you want to give them a fashionable twist.
What Is Velvet?
Velvet is a soft, luxurious fabric. It is characterized by a dense pile of evenly cut fibers that have a smooth nap. Velvet has a beautiful drape and a unique soft and shiny appearance. This is due to the characteristics of the short pile fibers. Velvet fabric is popular for evening wear and dresses for special occasions, as the fabric was initially made from silk. Cotton, linen, wool, mohair, and synthetic fibers can also be used to make velvet. Velvet is also a fixture of home decor, where it’s used as upholstery fabric, curtains, pillows, and more.
It Is Versatile
Velvet is intimidating for sure. The fabric feels and looks more luxurious than most textiles, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less adaptable in the home. Because it’s available in such a wide array of forms from large pieces such as upholstered beds to smaller options like throw pillows, you can go all out or keep it simple. It also transcends trends and styles beautifully.
It’s Easy to Clean
The simplest way to maintain your velvet is to incorporate it into your regular cleaning routine. When vacuuming the carpet, use the hand-held nozzle on any velvety pieces to get up dirt that might be caught inside the pile. As far as spills are concerned, it is often treated with stain repellents, so you should be able to gently dab the liquid up with a damp towel. It does get a little trickier once the stain has dried.
Velvet Bags Are Classy
A velvet bag is a perfect way to use the material in your everyday outfit. Not only is it soft to the touch, but the material itself can be cut into a number of different sizes, giving you the perfect choice of material with a wide range of colours and fittings. In addition to this, the material allows for customisation such as badges and embroidered patches to showcase your own style and add an element of customisation. Simply pick your favourite colour and away you go!
No matter what the fashion scene out there would be like, this as a fabric will never ever fade out. Dresses made from velvet will always be in vogue, especially when autumn and winter seasons are around. They create a very elegant look for sure and they keep you warm from the icy winds out there. There are many colors in which the material can come.
Sarees Are Great Too
If not a whole velvet saree, you can have a sari which is lightly colored and the pallu could be in the material. This would be a great fashion statement to wear and flaunt, don’t you think? There are even semi-stitched saris available these days that have borders made from the material. You can even have a netted saree paired with a velvet blouse.
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