Who do you think gave Bollywood its regal style? He’s the man who’s been actively serving the fraternity since more than two decades now; a designer who gave heroines their exquisite style and elegance. Yes, you guessed it right; we’re talking about Manish Malhotra who redefined Indian style at leading international fashion capitals of the world.
Rise of a legend:
Bollywood got its blue-eyed fashion mogul 25 years ago & it all started with his innate love for cinema. Incredible as it may sound, Manish started modeling at the age of 19, worked for a fashion boutique at 20 and started designing by 21. He’s not just shaped his career but also a label that’s admired not just by the brides but also the babes in Bollywood.
Manish’s first mainstream Bollywood project started way back in 1989 where he designed outfits for Juhi Chawla starrer Swarg released in 1990. His ground-breaking flair for fashion was noticed with his new-age looks designed for Urmila Matondkar in Rangeela. Then we had epic movies like Raja Hindustani, Judai, & Mohabattein followed by Karan’s crème collection including Kuch Kuch Hota Hai & Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham.
Reverence & Reverie:
Though he has styled many actresses onscreen, there’re many fanatic stalwarts who swear by his style. With over 1000 odd movies under his belt, he has been Bollywood’s favourite designer since ages now. His hard work and intense dedication make him what his is today. Industry’s leading ladies from Sridevi & Juhi Chawla from yesteryears to Deepika & Alia Bhat today revere Manish for his magnificent designs.
Manish has succeeded in bridging the gap between commerce and creativity. Like a fervent teen, he’s been active on social media as he loves to stay connected with his audiences. In fact, staying connected is one thing that keeps going. His focus has always been on designs that remain relevant to real people, be it today or 10 years down the line.
Since he’s not someone who gets complacent with one thing that he excels at, he intends to adapt to ever changing trends. His latest projects include a standalone menswear store along with two upcoming stores in London & Dubai.
LimeRoad congratulates Manish Malhotra for his silver jubilee & wishes him loads of success in years to come!