Designer Obsession (Bollywood Edition): Manish Malhotra

If you are a huge Bollywood fan, then you already know who Manish Malhotra is. This wonderful designer started off as a costume designer, who had a keen eye for fashion. Infusing Indian and Western cultures, his designs are both elegant and traditional with an edge. His stunning sarees and lehngas are one of my favourites. There are very few Indian designers that have come close to Manish’s success. His runway shows often showcases an infusion of the western and south Asian outfits that are absolutely stunning. With a flood of Bollywood celebrity following, he has become a household name and the go-to designer for most South Asian occasions. His line is quite expensive but I can assure you that it is worth every little bit because of the elite quality his outfits exude. I love the use of his detailed work intertwined with his colour choices, there aren’t many designers that can make edgy look traditional and elegant at the same time. Both his men’s and women’s line are equally gorgeous. Although, it’s not as easy to get your hands on a MM outfit in Toronto as it would be in Mumbai (someone take me there please?), you can purchase his line on his retail website. Here are ten of my favourite Manish Malhotra runway looks modelled by some of Bollywood’s stylish celebs (in no particular order):

Imran Khan Imran Khan

I adore the black and white combination paired with copper work on this outfit. Imran looks handsome as ever! The white shawl around the neck is isn’t overpowering at all.

382c25f2d5899f2db9a84237e63a780dMadhuri Dixit-Nene

I love this lehnga on this fashion icon. This is what you call the perfect red coloured lehnga. The detailed work is amazing! Madhuri looks stunning as always in this outfit!

Pratiek BabbarPrateik Babbar

I love this simple yet classic look on Prateik, he looks great! Men in black traditional South Asian wear is a weakness for me, so I love everything about this Manish creation.

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This beauty queen looks ravishing in this white lehenga. Manish’s eye for detail on this outfit is amazing. This has to be one of my favourites. I love the bodice on this outfit.

Karan JoharKaran Johar

Always dressed to impress, KJo looks good. I like that Manish has kept it simple with the details and used the black and white combination to compliment each other!

Neha DhupiaNeha Dhupia

This creation by Manish is amazing! The colour, the details and the simplicity of this outfit is elegant! Neha looks stunning, as always! I love the work on the neck here!

Varun DhawanVarun Dhawan

Finally, some colour! Varun looks hot in this aquamarine and white combination outfit. I love that Manish went for a pop of colour here with minimal to no detailed work!

Parineeti ChopraParineeti Chopra

Someone needs to find me this outfit ASAP! This is my favourite Manish Malhotra creation. The colours, the details and the bodice are to die for! Parineeti looks gorgeous.

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Manish Malhotra hits it out of the ball park again with this creation! Sid looks hot in this outfit. The choice of colours paired with minimal button details is amazing!

Nargis FakhriNargis Fakhri

This pink lehnga is stunning. The colour is perfect. The details are amazing. Manish Malhotra did a great job with this creation. Nargis looks absolutely stunning!

Happy Bollywood Watching Dolls! x

(Images Courtesy of Manish Malhotra’s Facebook page)

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