Designer Manish Malhotra presented a vibrant festive and pre-bridal collection at the curtain-raiser of the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2013.. The collection, called 'Reflections' displayed a gorgeous synergy of Indian traditions, cultures, rituals and colour spectrum for the fusion line. The hues of Rajasthan and Kutch came alive on the ramp as models swirled around wearing creations in rainbow tones of deep green, dark beige, tan, burgundy, pink, red, navy and mustard with mirror work. Manish showcased the stylish 'ghagra-pant' - a fusion of the Sharara and classic pant - which is touted to give some alternatives to the traditional 'lehengas'.
Another interesting innovation was the Koti (bolero) top reinvented from the Rajasthan Koti, which can be teamed with saris or ghagras. The men's wear exuded elegance with kurtas teamed with wide salwars, dhotis or dhoti pants, sherwanis with narrow trousers, while bundies in varied colour contrasts over kurtas were masculine in style and finish.
Celebrities like Karan Johar, Lara Dutta, Karisma Kapoor, Ayushmann Khurrana and others attended the show. It's almost impossible to imagine celebrity designer Manish Malhotra's show without his Bollywood brigade. Just like every year, his muses, friends and loyalists graced the front row wearing his designs at the opening show. While 'Rangeela' girl Urmila turned on the heat in a stunning one-shoulder creation, Kajol and Jacqueline looked resplendent in their respective ethnic ensembles. We got our eyes on Kajol's exquisite gold neckpiece and Tanisha's lovely fish-tail braids. Blue-eyed beauty Karima Kapoor cheered her designer friend wearing a simple-yet-elegant red and white sleeveless anarkali.