Master couturier and one of the leading names in the fashion fraternity Manav Gangwani, presented his latest couture collection “India @ 70” at India Couture Week 2017. This show was an off site show held at the enchanting Lodhi Hotel in New Delhi. Disha Patani, new rising star of Bollywood was the showstopper of this show. Disha looked spectacular in MG’s grand creation, she adorned a black tassel blouse with an intricately embroidered lehenga.
The show was an extravaganza of handcrafted ensembles of over 70 exquisite styles for women. Present at this offsite show were a list of eminent attendees, some of them include, Malaika & Zayed Khan, Farah Khan Ali, Cheena & Anil Vig, Riddhima Kapoor Sahni with husband Bharat Sahni, Robert Vadra, Amaan Ali Bangash, Sublakshmi Khan, Neema Ali Bangash, Faisal Patel, Maharani of Gwalior Priyaraje Scindia & many more.
This collection is an amalgamation of the rich heritage of India along with modern edgy elements that are incorporated in each garment. MG has incorporated elements of design from different regions like Kashmir reflecting Jamawars, Bandhanis of Rajasthan, Kathakali from Kerala and Brocades of Varanasi. Using different techniques like Badla, Chikankari, Zardosi & Parsi etc. From the God & Goddesses of India to Meenakari to Patolas to Panthani all forms have been used to reflect India. The colour pallet for this collection are hues that are most commonly seen in India, royal blue, crimson, ivory, orange and green. One of the most unique pieces incorporated in this collection is an outfit that reflects the current movement and the very special project promoted by our country’s honourable PM, Shri Narendra Modi, “Make in India”, showcasing an intricately designed silhouette of a lio, this piece was displayed at the grand staircase of the hotel.
With each garment having an unusual and unique element, MG has tried to encapsulate design elements from different states of India using various techniques.The jewelry adorned by the models was specially designed by Paayal Gupta keeping in mind Manav’s sensibility and the overall vibe of show, her jewels have contemporary aesthetics that added an elegant touch to every ensemble.
Speaking on his new collection, Manav Gangwani shared a few words, “We have so much inspiration around us in India, monumental structures, cultural diversity and geographical differences together have helped me curate this collection.I have taken inspiration from every region of India to create this uniquely dynamic collection. I have used techniques silhouettes and designs that together create a perfect amalgamation of traditionalism and authenticity. It is definitely a proud moment for me to see this collection come alive in such a mesmerizing way.”
Dinaz Madhukar, Senior Vice President of DLF Luxury Retail and Hospitality also shared a few words, “We are delighted to renew our association with Manav Gangwani for his couture showcasing at The Lodhi. Manav’s progressive approach to structural designing has created a brand that is synonymous to the contemporary aesthetics of The Lodhi. It was a spectacular showing by Manav Gangwani”.
Speaking on the occasion, Sophia Sinha- Senior Marketing Manager, Chandon, said “We are delighted to partner with Manav Gangwani for his exquisite show at India Couture Week 2017. We came on board last year for his couture show and are happy to continue this partnership as the official PartyStarters. Manav Gangwani’s India@70 is a tribute to India’s rich heritage and diversity, and this resonates with Chandon’s brand ethos and values, making this association a perfect fit”.
His attention to detail is his trademark. Known for exquisitely crafted garments and his inimitable art of draping, Manav Gangwani Couture has made significant inroads in international markets and is a celebrity favourite.