ELLE review: Manish Malhotra at Amazon India Couture Week 2015


ELLE review: Manish Malhotra at Amazon India Couture Week 2015

Lush, extravagant gowns and lots of star power

By ELLE team  August 3rd, 2015

Manish Malhotra’s collection, the Empress Story, for Amazon India Couture Week 2015 – the closing night show – was dominated by the presence of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, in her first appearance on the runway in a half decade. Yet the star power at the show (Jaya Bachchan and Shabana Azmi were also present) couldn’t detract from the clothes: Malhotra presented a full range of cuts and silhouettes in striking deep red, forest green, and gold. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan wore a burgundy and black gown with gold embroidery and a dazzling gold shrug, but the most impressive pieces of the night included the first dress on the runway – a sleeveless, deep V-neck, dark red gown with an enormous skirt that had glinting embroidery trailing down its side – and the greens, in more restrained, structured cuts, with flora-and fauna needlework in blush pink and gold.

Photographs: Gulshan Sachdeva

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