Blue Runway By Manish Malhotra
Venue: The Great Eastern Home
Day 1 witnessed the much talked about opening night show of Manish Malhotra’s #Blue Runway at #LakméFashionWeek Summer/Resort 2015 in Mumbai, in association with #Wevolve that aims to empower young men and women to challenge norms that lead to gender violence.
Manish Malhotra was joined by Hollywood actress Rosario Dawson to present #TheBlueRunway.
Named as the Blue Runway, Manish’s collection featured intricate thread work, mirror work, floral and Parsi gara embroidery adding a 3D and textural effect to the ensembles. The color palette this season was dominated by hues of blue with bold touches of yellow and a lot of flowers- very earthly and unique reflecting the promise of a bright future at the same time breathtakingly contemporary. Here are the highlights from the show.
The ace designer showcased his ‘for a cause’ jaw dropping Summer/ Resort collection, introducing a new dimension to it with a social message of gender equality in association with the #WEvolve Campaign, #WorldBank, #UNWomen and #ELLEIndia as partner. The runway line included flowy gown, jacket-saris, off shoulder and crop tops for women highlighted with jewelry by #AnmolJewellers with an equally brilliant bandhgala jackets and long shirts in structured and easy styles for men.
To date, #WEvolve has been supported by Bollywood director and actor #FarhanAkhtar, Bollywood actress #PoornaJagannathan and Bollywood and Hollywood actress #NimratKaur.
The front row of the packed show included celebrated personalities like Deepika Padukone, Jacqueline Fernandes, Shabana Azmi, Sridevi, Kajol, Huma Qureshi, Neha Dhupia, Richa Chadda, Surily Goel, Queenie Dhody, Sophie Chowdry, Freddy Daruwala, Shradha Salla and Alison Miller from World Bank to name a few. Indeed the collection sparked a move to bring our society together to end this gender based inequality.
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Image credits- Lakme Fashion Week Official