I always felt that designer Manish Malhotra is a better Stylist than a Designer. But then in India anybody who can lure in some Bollywood glitz becomes a designer worthy of a ‘Grand Finale’ slot. Manish Malhotra’s Grand Finale show at the Lakme Fashion Week yet again disappointed the REAL fashion writers and fashionistas. In fact the most appropriate comment I heard about Manish Malhotra’s show at LFW was, “Manish Malhotra’s “Showstopper” wore a Vampire Prom Queen dress that even Hollywood campy horror movies would consider cheesy. Is this what goes for fashion in India? Felt like hiding my head in shame when I saw it.” Indeed that THING Kareena Kapoor wore was worse than stuff I see at the passing-out shows of many non-descript Fashion Institutes that have mushroomed all over.
Even at the Delhi Couture Week Manish Malhotra showed a collection that was a FUSION of 3 Top Designer’s Signsture styles – Rohit Bal, Sabyasachi and Anamika Khanna. If you look at the picture below closely you will definitely agree with me.