Bollywood has been bowled over by the new collection of fashion designer Manish Malhotra at Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai, India.
London-born Malhotra is one of India’s most successful fashion gurus . His latest collection is called ‘A Summer Affair’.
Among the Bollywood stars, actress Sonakshi Sinha walked the catwalk wearing Malhotra’s summer line.
Manish Malhotra is a fan of the actress: “What I like about Sonakshi is that she’s Indian and she is changing, she is evolving. From ‘Lootera’ (a Bollywood period romantic drama )onwards she is doing different kinds of films, she has lost a lot of weight. So I think Sonakshi is a very good actress, in that sense, to work with, because there is a lot of change that she’s going through as well, and so there is lot of new things you can do with her.”
Meanwhile, the Alembika collection designed by Hagar Alembik showed at the Tel Aviv Fashion Week.
Strong architectural shapes, colours and fun illustrate Alembika’s philosophy that the essence of femininity lies in flexibility, change and flow.
Most of the garments are one-of-a-kind pieces, built around antique lace and other traditional textiles gathered from around the world.
The lace collars and other elements used span the Victorian and Edwardian eras to the mid 20th century. They are exquisite examples of the finest styles and techniques from each period, most of them hand-made.