What you witnessed were mythical winged Arabian horses in 3-D embellishments, vibrant
tassels and feathers, swirls of sequins and Swarovski crystals and intricate floral threadwork embroidery, all combining to weave a sensuous tapestry of Arabian culture. In sync with the signature Manish Malhotra style ensembles in silks, organza, velvet and net fabrics were seen in exquisite shades of rustic orange, sandy gold, olive green, elegant ivory, soothing lavender and tropical blue. Voluminous lehengas with ruffled bouffant blouses, kaftans with cigarette pants, saris with off-shoulder blouses and embellished gowns with cinched waists showcased sensuous, feminine styles for the millennial bride.
The classic anarkali silhouette turned a modern spin with a contemporary corset bustier. Faux feather purses, pill box clutches, and embroidered masks added the perfect touch of mystique to the garments. Men wore structured sherwanis contrasted with printed kurtas, paired with flared formal trousers. Western jackets were given oriental-style, old-school flair with satin lapels in luxurious fabrics of velvet, satin and silk. Each piece accentuated the intricacy of embroidered threadwork, mythological animal motifs and geometrical prints, in dreamy shades of ivory, black and teal. The jewellery partner was Moti Jewels Palace.
And those who were not in the crowded cafe could watch the show in the room. Yes, the show was telecast in all 355 rooms of the hotel. Room with a view, alright!