In an orchestrated unveiling of Middle-Eastern inspired couture, virtuoso designer Manish Malhotra displayed an array of compositions from his collection ‘Zween’ (meaning, beautiful in Arabic) at his premier show in Doha, Qatar at the Fashion Weekend International 2018 in association with FAB Entertainment WLL.
The designer has a phenomenal fan base in the Arabian Peninsula and the collection is a celebratory expression of the richness and exuberance of the Middle-East. Manish Malhotra’s label has mastered the alchemical blend of presenting contemporary couture melded with heritage and an experimental edge. The ‘Zween’ collection is an ode to the cultural affluence of the desert land and encapsulates its arcane allure in a repertoire of grandeur, artistry and unbridled creativity. The show was a dreamy mosaic of the signature Manish Malhotra style with grandiose, masterful cuts, luxurious fabrics, dramatic ruffles and modern silhouettes in splendid hues of sandy gold, scarlet, olive, ivory, teal and black and reflected the enigmatism of the Middle-Eastern culture. The prominence of colours, crystallised mythical influences and eternal flairs in an illusory backdrop of mirrors and chandeliers exaggerated its dense Arabic inspirations.
This year marks 13 successful years of Manish Malhotra’s label to which the designer says, “It has been an absolutely overwhelming experience. My new collection ‘Zween’ is of personal significance since my label commemorates 13 remarkable years. It is inspired by the lavishness and antiquity of the Middle-East, and fused with a modernised appeal for the millenials.”
The ramp was glorified by the exquisiteness of timeless beauty Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as showstopper who looked absolutely ethereal in the designer’s creation.