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  1. Fashionvibe at | | Reply

    Not really liking this collection at all. Aishwarya’s outfit is just plain weird. Looks like a silk sheet with a blingy cardigan thrown on top.

  2. ash at | | Reply

    She looks washed out. The skirt part and jacket are lovely.

  3. rani at | | Reply

    She looks tired/pale. the clothes are ugly.

  4. prep-y at | | Reply

    I love Ash here!! I actually like that she didn’t go overboard with her make-up considering the gown.

  5. Maya at | | Reply

    Aish’s outfit looks the worst compared to all cause of that hideous shrug. Whyyyy!
    Also, her cleavage(skin) looks almost plasticky. So weird!

  6. syha at | | Reply

    ok i didn’t even recognize her. the outfit and makeup is so meh

  7. Aboli at | | Reply

    Stunning! Love this collection!

  8. Aparna at | | Reply

    Aish would have looked stunning in the gown Carol’s wearing, or the one next to it!

  9. Neha at | | Reply

    Love the collection…finally he stepped away from OTT bling…But WTH happened to Aishwarya’s eyebrows…:-P

  10. Slc at | | Reply

    The glittery gowns are my fav, the rest of the collection is better than some of his previous shows. Aishwariya looks good, but not spectacular. I prefer other models’ outfits over Ash’s, and her ‘high-low’ eyebrows are just too apparent.

  11. kasthuri at | | Reply

    I cant look past the face and cleave make up on Ash. Over contoured.

  12. tanya at | | Reply

    I find this collection rather refreshing than the other cheap Bollywood collection he does.It has a rather vintage feel to it which I adore! But some of the pieces are rather hideous especially the one on aishwarya

  13. Violet at | | Reply

    Some of the pieces are lush and nice. Such a pity that Ash’s outfit is easily the worst of the lot. The embroidery is so tacky and loud, and the shrug is beyond hideous..wasted opportunity of having Ash as the showstopper..

  14. Swati at | | Reply

    The first and fourth row gowns are winners, to be honest. The main issue I have here is the amount of makeup on Aishwarya Rai’s cleavage. It’s lighting up like a strobe light!

  15. Megha at | | Reply

    Gorgeous gorgeous collection

    Sadly they picked one of their worst outfits for the show stopper

  16. khushi at | | Reply

    Love the first gown! Can’t wait to see who wears it

  17. Harry at | | Reply

    love the collection! I think it’s the coming off age of Manish Malhotra…no unwanted bling, no chiffons, no bright colours….

  18. Melange at | | Reply

    Every “fashion week” in recent times has had a number of designers showcasing outfits that are long, flowy, heavily embellished to the point of almost bridal. This seems to be the trend for quite a while now. If you don’t believe me, just look up all the fashion week posts on HHC. And of course this influences Bollywood fashion with all the girls turning up in tent like outfits. Finally, when this silhouette makes it way down the fashion food chain to the regular girl on the street, we end up with poor, sweaty, non-model like bodies covered in voluminous layers looking anything but statuesque. (I have a feeling I have ranted about this before!)
    When and why did it begin (in terms of influences) and how much longer does one have to endure this ridiculousness?
    I admit that this particular show is couture and not prêt, but in a hot country like ours, these trends are so foolish and unimaginative. There doesn’t seem to be any heed paid to the weather or season either – come rain or snow or shine, tents it is!

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    2. lightsaber at | | Reply

      I agree. Methinks that the designers are mainly pandering to the tastes/ requirements of their majority clientele (movie industry and weddings – both in the Indian sub-continent and NRIs).

      1. Melange at | | Reply

        You might be right…that seems to be a factor.

  19. Monika at | | Reply

    awesome… he starts trends!

  20. Avani at | | Reply

    I like this collection of MM. Some pieces are truly gorgeous. Aishwarya looks good but they could have definitely opted for a better one than this shrug thing. One of the red pieces on her,it would have looked stunning.

  21. Suzy Q at | | Reply

    Manish Malhotra hasn’t had anything original in years. This collection seems a thinly veiled rip-off of Sabyasachi from a few seasons ago, and last season’s Valentino couture with the embroidered jackets and so forth. At least he’s choosing suitable inspiration, but I’m sure under that magnificent crop of hair, Manish has ideas of his own! I understand the work of one inspires another, but making a Valentino-esque lehenga is hardly groundbreaking, nor practical.

    In response to another commenter above – I completely agree! The “couture” on Indian runways trickles down to poorly embroidered plastic-y mirror work on layers of airless polyester. Whatever happened to natural fibres…or for that matter, the beauty in simplicity? I am an NRI, but I’ve made it a choice in my own life and its constituent Indian gatherings to wear fabrics belonging to our great country’s ancient and evolving textile traditions…and there’s so much to choose from!

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