Mumbai: Bollywood celebrities Arjun Kapoor and Jacqueline Fernandez turned showstoppers for the ace designer Manish Malhotra as he opened the Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2016 with his collection titled “Elements”.
The designer, whose creations are loved by stars, gave a glamorous twist to traditional Indian couture through his 70 ensembles last evening.
Besides Arjun and Jacqueline sashaying down the ramp in style, the evening also saw Kareena Kapoor Khan, Farah Khan, Dia Mirza, Sangeeta Bijlani, Bhumi Pednekar, Kanika Kapoor, Sophie Choudhry and Punit Malhotra cheering the designer.
His bridal wardrobe got a makeover with tailored ponchos and overlapped trousers, cocktail dresses with graceful sari drapes, off-shoulder jumpsuits with Victorian trails for the D-day.
“‘Elements’ has been one of my most creatively gratifying experiences. The modern Indian bride is my muse, because there really is no point in wearing a gorgeous outfit if the bride cannot have fun in it. I wanted to showcase the expanse of possibilities that young, stylish brides- and grooms-to-be could explore for their big day,” Manish said in a statement.
Inspired by nature’s four glories (earth, water, wind and fire), Manish also presented a capsule collection for the modern groom.
Sharp jackets and kurtas, tailored pants and churidars in shades of blue and ivory were showcased for the millennial gentleman.