Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2016 Opening Day: Arjun Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez Walk for Manish Malhotra’s Summer Bride

Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2016 Opening Day: Arjun Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez Walk for Manish Malhotra’s Summer Bride
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The much awaited Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort opened on Wednesday with the Summer Bride collection of none other than the fashion maestro, Manish Malhotra. The opening show was a Bollywood studded event with stars like Kareena Kapoor Khan, Jaqueline Fernandez and Arjun Kapoor turning show stoppers for the celebrated fashion designer.

BollywoodHis summer specific collection “Elements” is all about soft fabrics that are candidly bridal. Models walked for 70 different drapes on the ramp that sought inspiration from earth, water, wind and flame. Whether you are the bride or the one in the bridal party, the collection offered something for everyone with a flurry of ethnic options (Malhotra is known for) that ranged from saris, lehengas, cocktail dresses to gowns.

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We simply loved the crepes, tussars and the organzas used in the creations woven with intricate embroidery that glittered with salli sequins, and jeweled flowers that reflected his craftsmanship and prowess far superior than his recently launched fabric focused “Regal Threads” line. The summery hues of powder blue, blush pink, nude or grey accentuated the elegance of the entire collection. It was a dreamy and fascinating collection in pastel shades that makes for a perfect bridal party wear this season.

While we couldn’t take our eyes off the traditional Indian silhouettes blended on contemporary material, a  sharply tailored menswear collection by Malhotra in shades of mint, blue, salmon, grey and ivory also won our applauds.

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And, as a Manish Malhotra show could not be complete without his Bollywood clients, we witnessed a starry night once more with his celebrity muses from the upcoming movie “Ki and Ka” Arjun Kapoor (in a dark blue traditional sherwani paired with a silver jacket) and Kareena Kapoor. But, we must admit that the star that took our breath away was Jacqueline Fernandez who looked resplaendant in a glittery silver cocktail gown. Other celebs like, Nita Ambani, Farah Khan, Dia Mirza, Shriya Saran, Sophie Choudry were among others who were also seen walking for the fashion maestro.

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The five-day long fashion extravaganza, Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2016 will continue till April 3 with around 90 fashion designers set to showcase their creations. Some of the prominent designers among them would be Anita Dongre, Neeta Lulla, Masaba Gupta, Nikhil Thampi and others.

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