Manish Malhotra exhibits festive, pre-bridal collection at Lakme Fashion Week

Manish Malhotra, Karisma Kapoor and Shabana AzmiManish Malhotra presented a vibrant festive and pre-bridal collection. (Photo: Varinder Chawla)

Designer Manish Malhotra presented a vibrant festive and pre-bridal collection here on the eve of the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2013 season.

Showcased last night, the collection, called 'Reflections' displayed a gorgeous synergy of Indian traditions, cultures, rituals and colour spectrum for the fusion line.

The hues of Rajasthan and Kutch came alive on the ramp as

models swirled around wearing creations in rainbow tones of

deep green, dark beige, tan, burgundy, pink, red, navy and

mustard with mirror work.

Manish showcased the stylish 'ghagra-pant' - a fusion of the Sharara and classic pant - which is touted to give some alternatives to the traditional 'lehengas'.

Another interesting innovation was the Koti (bolero) top reinvented from the Rajasthan Koti, which can be teamed with

saris or ghagras.

The men's wear exuded elegance with kurtas teamed with wide salwars, dhotis or dhoti pants, sherwanis with narrow

trousers, while bundies in varied colour contrasts over kurtas

were masculine in style and finish.

Celebrities like Karan Johar, Lara Dutta, Karisma Kapoor,

Ayushmann Khurrana and others attended the show.

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