Manish Malhotra's new collection to be launched with Sara Ali Khan
Celebrated designer Manish Malhotra will unveil his new collection, 'Nooraniyat' modeled by Bollywood star Sara Ali Khan, later tonight. In keeping with his glamourous, luxe, maximalist aesthetic, the collection is expected to be geared towards the new-age bride.
The collection inspires a sense of reminiscence and reflects upon the transient nature of time. It travels through a diverse palette of fabrics, colours, silhouettes that oscillates between the old-world regalia and the modern repertoire.
Talking about the collection, Sara says, "The collection is so diverse, it's ethnic yet modern, experimental and fun. It felt great to play the bride of Manish Malhotra, especially when there is no bridegroom involved (giggles). I love Manish, his clothes, and his vibe. The soundtrack, it's so soulful and sits brilliantly with the collection. I personally loved two pieces; my favourite look of the season is either the wine silk lehenga with gold metallic thread or the black raw silk lehenga with antique gold embroidery.
On working with Sara, Manish says, "It's always fun to work with people you know. I've worked with Sara for almost all her movies up until now, and there is an understated understanding between us. Sara looks stunning, and the essence of 'Nooraniyat' just reverberates with her personality. She is confident and sure of her own style, much like the brides of today. We had so much fun shooting, and everything ensued exactly the way we desired."
Launching the collection, Sara will feature in a video clip shot in Jaipur scheduled for release at 9 p.m. on Monday.
Commenting on the experience of shooting the video, Sara says, "Manish is the coolest, most genuine, loving, and compassionate person I've ever known, and the entire team was outstanding, so hands-on. Everybody was so involved, and I had a blast while shooting for this collection. We all collaborated in every aspect of the shoot. We ate a lot of mouth-watering delicacies of Jaipur, and I would love to do it all over again in a beat."
The collection will be available at stores and online from the first week of April.
Edited from an IANS report.