B-town's favourite designer Manish Malhotra's label is celebrating 10 years. Read on to know what makes his journey so special.
Image: Ace designer Manish Malhotra's label has been storming the Indian and international fashion circles. Here we have Alia Bhatt donning a sequined number from his collection. Photograph: Kind Courtesy Manish Malhotra/Instagram
He is a self-taught fashion guru and one of the most sought after designers who has weaved magic in the world of fashion for more than 25 years.
From dressing up the divas to inspiring young talent, his eponymous label has ruled the runway for a decade.
Owning a piece from his collection is nothing less than a dream come true.
What makes Manish Malhotra such a celebrated designer?
Here are 10 things that we absolutely love about him.
1. He's the king of bling
Image: Not many designers have mastered the art of bling but Manish knows how to get your attention and hold it! Here we have model Sucheta Sharma looking ethereal in a beige sequinned sari from his collection. Photograph: Kind Courtesy Manish Malhotra/Facebook
Image: And he also knows how to tone down embellishments, like this outfit model Rikee Chatterjee is wearing. Photograph: Kind Courtesy Lakme Fashion Week/Facebook
2. His subtlety
Image: Kanishtha Dhankar's floor sweeping pale fuchsia pink tulle gown shows how subtle creations can look dramatic. Photograph: Kind Courtesy Lakme Fashion Week/Facebook
3. He believes in reviving fabrics
Image: We loved the way he paid tribute to the royal weaves of Benaras and Gujarat through his 'Regal Threads' collection. Photograph: Kind Courtesy Manish Malhotra/Instagram
4. He is responsible to society
Image: His summer collection in 2015 raised global awareness of gender violence. At Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015, Carol Gracias and Gaurav Arora held banners that spoke for the cause. Photograph: Kind Courtesy Lakme Fashion Week/Facebook
Image: And his fashion show for the Mijwan Welfare Society -- an NGO devoted to Shabana Azmi's father, the legendary poet-activist Kaifi Azmi's ancestral village -- was in support of their work towards empowering the villagers. Photograph: Kind Courtesy Mijwan
5. He constantly revives retro trends
Image: From ghararas to lehengas, Manish Malhotra has revived them all. Rachel Bayros, here presents a traditional embellished sharara. Photograph: Kind Courtesy Lakme Fashion Week/Facebook
6. He can make men look HOT in flowers
Image: Who can imagine floral motifs on jackets? Here Namit Khanna showcases a navy blue jacket set with peach shirt. Photograph: Kind Courtesy Lakme Fashion Week/Facebook
Image: Not just contemporary wear, Manish knows how to make traditional wear look trendy too. Check this ivory kurta set with yellow embroidery. Photograph: Kind Courtesy Lakme Fashion Week/Facebook
7. His sarees...
Image: Trust Manish to play with fabrics and prints giving a renewed twist to the sarees. Photograph: Kind Courtesy Manish Malhotra/Facebook
8. His glamorous muses
Image: Remember how Bebo's glamourous look in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham had girls go gaga over coloured leather pants?
Image: And women drooled over Deepika Padukone's sensational sari in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani that became an overnight trend.
9. His brides look beautiful
Image: There is nothing more gorgeous than a Manish Malhotra bride. Photograph: Manish Malhotra/Instagram
10. Celebs swear by his creations!
Image: B-town's popular actors love to dress Malhotra's creations. Kajol here dons a georgette sari with neon accents to a fashion event. Photograph: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com
Image: And his creations steal the limelight globally too. Shriya Saran wore this pale pink crystal lehenga to the Toronto International Film Festival in 2012. Photograph: Jemal Countess/Getty Images
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