âThreads of Emotionâ by Manish Malhotra celebrating the magic and heritage of âPhulkariâ and âBaghâ embroidery, was showcased at Wills Indian Fashion Week on the 15th of March.
At the Wills Fashion Week, Manish showcased a collection which was reminiscent of Punjab and its craftsmanship. Everyone in attendance was on their feet with rapturous applause as Bollywood stars Jacqueline Fernandes, Esha Gupta and Siddharth Malhotra walked the ramp to support Manish.Phulkar and Bagh embroideries, which are native to Punjab, are at the heart of the collection. In a reinterpretation of traditional craftsmanship from a modern approach, Manish has embellished the line in Phulkari work and Bagh embroideries, which are a symbol of maternal love and faith. The technique is very intense and the art is ancestral. Shawls of Bagh embroidery are passed down from generation to generation in Punjab. As a costume designer for 23 years and 7.5 years of his own label, Manish has always wanted to promote Indian craft. To popularize this local craft internationally, Manish recently showcased his beautiful chikankari collection at various shows in Dubai and London.
Commenting on his collection and the support he is extending to local craft, Manish said, âLast 2 years I have promoted Kashmir thread and zari work and chikankari work from Mijwan, a small village in UP. Wills India Fashion Week is just the beginning. The idea is to promote thread work from Punjab and focus on craftsmanship and showcase it at various
fashion weeks by roping in celebrities, thus making it more popular and in turn influencing more people to wear these handcrafted pieces.â
The collection features âold world large shawls embroidered in Baghâ, saris, anarkalis, floor length anarkalis and angarakhas. For men, there are bandhgalas and structured clothes. The primary fabrics used are georgette, net and raw-silk, and there is a lot of texture work.
Manish Malhotra has spun together the weaves of Bagh and Phulkari into his signature styles in autumn/winter colors like rich mustard yellow, navy blue, deep rust, earthy olive and intense red. The collection reflects modern India, its rich heritage and its depth of emotions.
The A/W 13 and the latest collections will be available at an exclusive preview at Carma, Malcha Marg, New Delhi. It will also be available at the Manish Malhotra flagship store in Mumbai.
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani First Look
Updated on 20th Mar, 2013
By Divya Rajani
The first look of Dharma Productions much awaited Ranbir Kapoor-Deepika Padukone starrer âYeh Jawaani Hai Deewaniâ is finally out. The sizzling chemistry between Ranbir and Deepika is clearly visible in the poster of the film. YJHD looks like a vibrant and full of life rom-com.
The costumes or the film have been designed by Manish Malhotra and newbie Samidha Wangnoo. The first poster has the two stars in traditional wear. Deepika looks absolutely stunning in the Manish Malhotra black saree with a contrast pink border, while Ranbir compliments her well in his black kurta.
The second poster has the duo in modern outfits enjoying the splash of Holi colours. RK looks super hot in those glares. Love the drum, the laughter, and the cheerfulness in the poster.
YJHD is Ranbir and Deepikaâs second film together after âBachna Ae Haseenoâ which released in 2008 and going by the first look, the hit Jodi is ready to create waves again with this film. The film is directed by Ranbirâs best buddy Ayan Mukerji and also stars Aditya Roy Kapur and Kalki Koechlin in supporting roles. The film will be released on May 31, 2013. Now this is one film we are eagerly awaiting.
Priyanka Chopra sizzles on Vogue Indiaâs March issue cover
Updated on 15th Mar, 2013
The smoking hot Priyanka Chopra graces Vogue Indiaâs March 2013 issue, flaunting her incredible curves in a monochrome Shivan & Narresh linen bralet paired with silk shorts from Prada and a Burberry Prorsum âDouble Duchessâ bell cape. PeeCeeâs rock chic look is completed with dramatic winged eyeliner, tousled hair and super stylish monochrome design nails. For this cover shoot, PeeCee has been styled by Anaita Shroff Adajania and photographed by Tarun Vishwa. Priya Tanna, Editor, Vogue India, throws light on Vogue Indiaâs March cover girl â the talented actor, singer and fashion icon. She shares, âThe dependably gorgeous Priyanka Chopra is a thorough professional committed to her craft, relishing the challenge of movie roles that take her from glamorous to gritty, from perfect to perfectly messed-up and a real-life role that has launched her into the music multiverse.â Everyone wants her on their team now, from Sanjay Leela Bhansali who has her chiselling herself to play Mary Kom in his biopic of the Indian boxer, to Apoorva Lakhia who has cast her as the female lead in his remake of the 1973 classic, Zanjeer. In a candid conversation with Vogue India, the actor quotes on living her life by her terms. She shares, âIf I stopped to care about what people are saying about me, Iâd never be able to get out of bed. The haters could be anywhereâ on Twitter, at a shoot, at a party,â The movie maven and freshly-minted pop star also spills the beans on tunes that took her from first crush to true romanceâand all the rebellion in between. Here is a sneak peek into Priyanka Chopraâs playlist: âMere Khawabon Mein Jo Aayeâ from Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayengeâ It was the tune that had her dancing before the mirror as a teenager. She shares, âI loved that song! When I was in school, some people told me I looked like Kajol. My hair was kind of like hers back then. Every day, before Iâd leave for school, Iâd steal a few minutes to play her in front of the mirror.â
Tu Mera Heroâ from Desi Boyz
âI donât go out dancing much,â she shares, but this number always pulls her to the floor. She adds, but when I do manage to step out with my friends, I love it when this song comes on.â âFireâ by Bruce Springsteen
âI wonât say who it was, but this person introduced me to the Bruce Springsteen song,â she confides, adding that it will always remind her of that someone special.
âEraseâ by The Chainsmokers featuring Priyanka Chopra
âI worked on this track with [New York-based] EDM artists The Chainsmokers. I co-wrotethe song and the track is theirs, so it will always mean a lot.â
Read more about âActor, Beauty, Rebel and Rockstarâ- Priyankaâs interview in Vogue Indiaâs March 2013 issue, which hit stands on March 2nd 2013.