Manish Malhotra’s latest couture collection explore classics for FDCIx at Lakme Fashion Week 2021

The FDCI X Lakme Fashion Week phygital show took the Indian fashion industry by storm. The two largest fashion organizers in India collaborated to present a jaw-dropping phygital show for fashion spectators. During fashion week, both established and emerging designers showcased their collections.

Manish Malhotra, India’s well-known fashion designer, closed the second and final day. The fashion designer co-presented the show with NEXA and debuted beautiful monotone couture outfits in life-affirming colours. B-towners, the stunning Kiara Advani, and the dashing Kartik Aryan stole the show.

Manish Malhotra has finally worked his magic with his new phygital offering for FDCI X Lakme Fashion Week. Kiara Advani and Kartik Aryan are showstoppers while introducing his new collection “Nooraniyat.


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Kiara Advani and Kartik Aaryan turn showstoppers for Manish Malhotra at LFW 2021. (Photo: Yogen Shah)

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At the phygital show, Bollywood celebrities KiaraAdvani and Kartik Aryan walked in style for the famous fashion designer. The actress looked stunning in a silver metallic gown with a sheer mesh dupatta styled as a pallu, with the metallic detail running from head to toe. She was absolutely stunning as she walked down the street with minimal makeup and highlighted eyes. She chose to wear her hair tied to highlight the best features of her outfit.

Kartik Aryan, on the other hand, opted for a chic and royal look with a Bandhgala jacket layered over an asymmetrical blue kurta and slim pants.

The collection:

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Couture bridal showcase by Manish Malhotra

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Manish’s collection was the contemporary fashion at its best, bridging the gap between the classic and the modern. The collection featured lehengas, kalidars, jackets, blouses, gowns, kurtas, and shararas, as well as a glimpse of magnificence in Indian fashion.

Silks, organzas, and crepe fabrics were used to create the stunning collection of outfits. By combining old traditional materials and techniques with modern silhouettes, the designer reinvented wedding wear.

The collection featured metallic gold and silver tones. There were also lilacs, pinks, blues, and greys on the palette. The collection showcased intricate embroidery, colour blocking techniques, and the indigenous Indian craftsmanship of zardosi work.

His undivided attention has been paid to the silhouettes, which range from oversized jackets to sculptural gowns set against a canvas of pure two-tone silks, dupion and gold silks, organza and tissue. The experiment is performed with a variety of new silhouettes, motivated by the desire to rewrite the concept of design so that it is not bound by a similar thread of uniformity. Each garment proposes a new and unique visual expression that ranges from classic ensembles to an edgy take on new-age appeal.

Manish Malhotra Jewellery creations adorn the looks, demonstrating the designer’s sartorial fluency through pure gold, flat-cut diamonds, rubies, pearls, and Russian and Zambian emeralds. However, in response to the pandemic-era consumer’s updated priorities, the jewellery takes on a lighter tone to achieve balance with the ensemble it is paired with.


The 5 days of fashion featured some of the best and most talented names in the fashion industry, as new trends and innovative concepts surrounding sustainability, ethical fashion, consumption and versatile fashion were explored.