Brown Lehengas! Did you ever imagine loving brown as a colour for your bridal lehenga? But turns out, Manish Malhotra might just change your notion about this shade. His latest couture collection ‘Zween‘ showcased some of the most opulent brown evening wear lehengas. Katrina Kaif who was the showstopper wore one of the prettiest lehengas I’ve seen in this couture season.
Favourite Brown Lehengas
The sheer cape with the bell bottom sleeves gave a unique look to the lehenga. The entire collection in itself is inspired by the Middle-Eastern influence. The collection consisted of Kaftans, Sarees, embroidered lehengas and evening gowns. I recently attended the Vogue Wedding Show 2018 last week, and this showstopper lehenga was on display. It looks as stunning in pictures as it does in reality. A little high on the bling quotient. But if that is something you want for your wedding, Manish Malhotra’s couture collection has a ton of bling to please you.
My collection is called Zween which translates to beautiful and spectacular in Arabic. The colour palette and motifs are inspired by the sand dunes and deserts of Arabia. We‘ve used 3D textures, flowers and intricate embroidery with Middle Eastern influences which have been introduced in Indian couture for the first time. Source – Verve Magazine
Sara Ali Khan wore a gorgeous Brown Lehenga to the show
How pretty is this look for a sister of the bride? You can wear this colour for a cocktail or reception night. There is no dupatta, so its fuss-free and looks uber glamourous. I don’t know exactly what this shade of Brown Lehengas is called. Is it mud brown? Looks muddy brown, doesn’t it? Well, whatever shade be it, never in a million years did I expect it to look this good. It will be interesting to see now how real brides treat Brown Lehengas at their wedding functions.
Which occasion would you like to wear Brown Lehengas to?
Other Lehengas from Manish Malhotra Zween 2018 Collection
There were a lot of new design elements in Manish Malhotra’s couture show. Especially in the dupatta turned into the cape or incorporated in the blouse style. The lehenga above is another new way to plan your dupatta attached to the blouse sleeves. It gives the same illusion as that of a traditional dupatta and yet, there is a unique twist to it.
For all my shows, I always pay extra attention to every detail from the outfits to the whole set-up. I am personally involved in every aspect to ensure the showcase is nothing short of glamour and elegance. With my Couture 2018-19 collection, the idea was to make people experience haute couture in a manner they have never experienced before. Hence, we went ahead with a venue that gave us multiple elements to work with like the pillars, tall ceiling and the staircase. Each of these elements were integrated to make a stunning staircase runway that played as a perfect accessory for my show, given the larger-than-life outfits and voluminous trails.
The couture 2018-19 collection showcase is a very important show for me since I’m doing a solo show in Mumbai after a gap of six years. So when it came to selecting my showstoppers – my instant choices were Salman and Katrina. Katrina would make the perfect muse as she embodies soft feminity and grace — attributes that I thought would go well with a Middle-Eastern look. Salman has always been a man of free will and the charm and elan he exudes, made him an instant choice for a showstopper.
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