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MANISH MALHOTRA - BOLLYWOOD AND FASHION

Manish Malhotra’s name was launched into the public eye through the world of Bollywood. His illuminating designs have been represented by a number of actresses, either on screen or at events, who are quick to be snapped up wearing a design exclusively made by Malhotra himself. He started his career by designing costumes for Bollywood films, which he continues to do whilst he launches his annual haute couture lines.  

The two worlds of the Indian film and fashion industries have intertwined seamlessly as one industry endorses the other and vice versa. This combination guarantees both sides to receive high recognition. One of the ways in which actresses and Malhotra (as well as many other Indian fashion designers) become more noticeable in front of the media glare is by including Bollywood starlets to walk on the runway ramp in Malhotra’s designs. This attracts more of a media spotlight on the appearance of the actress. As one of the most prominent fashion designers in India today, it is a given that Malhotra would work closely with Bollywood to ensure the success of his fashion collections.

Malhotra’s designs are instantly recognisable with his amalgamation of traditional Indian wear with contemporary shaping and colour. The outfits he crafts enhance the female figure demurely, which in turn emboldens the individual wearing one of his couture pieces. Malhotra encompasses a range of features such as heavy embroidery, elegant frames, bold jewel tones, pastel shades and much more on traditional Indian attire. 

Malhotra undoubtedly has the ability to enhance the beauty and celebrity status of Bollywood actresses when they wear one of his creations. His designs have been represented at international events, promotional appearances, film premières and weddings, such as the wedding outfits he designed for actress Kareena Kapoor (both pictured together on fourth image). Malhotra’s name will forever be associated with the glamour and grandeur of Bollywood.  His unique style on Indian clothing has enveloped Malhotra to become one of the most sought after Indian fashion designers to date. 

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“I thought to myself, fashion and costumes is where my future lies. And being a die-hard fan of Hindi movies, Bollywood was my heart’s calling”-Manish Malhotra