Manish Malhotra announces first ever menswear show 'The Gentlemen's Club'
Renowned designer Manish Malhotra did a special preview of his upcoming Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive2015 show collection – The Gentlemen’s Club at the Li Bai, Palladium Hotel.
Adding a new dimension to the red carpet, the preview kick started with models walking out of Rolls-Royce with Manish Malhotra looking quite dapper himself.
On the collection, Manish Malhotra said, “The collection for Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive is for the debonair man – it's stylish, cool and contemporary. It exudes sophisticated charm and is an extension of my couture line. In keeping with the season, The Gentlemen's Club collection is a festive fusion of Indian and western couture, focusing on shades of emerald green and adorned with botanical motifs. I am very happy to announce that Ranbir Kapoor will be walking for the show.”
This offsite show will take place at Mehboob Studio for the first time on August 26, closing the opening day of Lakmé Fashion Week.
On the impending offsite show, designer Manish Malhotra shared, “2015 is a very special year for me. It marks 25 years as a costume designer and stylist in the movie industry, and a successful decade for my fashion label – MANISH MALHOTRA. I'm very excited to showcase my first ever menswear show at Lakmé Fashion Week in association with Philips, which shares a similar passion for establishing individuality, with flair. True style begins with an impeccably-groomed man who just knows what looks good on him. ”
Saket Dhankar, Vice President and Head-Fashion, IMGReliance said, “Manish has had a long standing association of over a decade with Lakmé Fashion Week and is one of the most established and successful designers in the country. This show is special, as for the first time a fashion week is extending its platform to the dynamic Mehboob studio to recreate the magic of the runway. Manish Malhotra’s first focused menswear show pays tribute to his 25 years as a costume designer, 10 years of his label, and an ode to India’s leading fashion trade platform, Lakmé Fashion Week that continues to celebrate 15 years this season. Save the date for August 26, we promise you a grand affair.”
Mr. A.D.A Ratnam’s – President of Consumer Lifestyle Business, Philips India said, “Lakmé Fashion Week is a platform for the young, fearless and stylish. And that’s exactly what the Philips hairstyling and grooming gadgets stand for. We are proud to be the styling partners for the ultimate fashion event in the country. With Philips hairstyling and grooming gadgets, the style conscious and confident young men and women can style themselves every day. Our gadgets are the perfect solution for their styling needs; they are fast, high-tech, sleek and effective. Lakmé Fashion Week will be a great platform for the audience to witness how Philips styling gadgets can help transform every one’s personality and let them express themselves through their personal style.”
Ms. Anurita Chopra, Business Head – Personal Care, Consumer Lifestyle, Philips India, said, “Manish is known for redefining and modernizing costumes in Indian cinema, styling actresses, politicians, corporate heads and bringing alive magic on the ramp. And the collection – The Gentlemen’s Club, designed for Philips, is amazing, uniting contemporary style influences with established couture sensibilities. This perfectly fits into the concept of youthful fashion of Philips, which is known for its personal care products, which marry the latest technology with ease of use to facilitate styling for all.”