Consistency is the only real fashion crime. To not dress like yourself is yielding to fashion fascism,” believes writer and fashion commentator Simon Doonan. Here we take you through Season 2 of HT City Print Fashion Week, a unique fiesta that features bridal and cocktail collections of India’s top designers.
Bringing you inspiration to break free from fashion clichés, we showcase Bollywood’s beloved couturier Manish Malhotra’s Winter/Festive 2016 collection on Day 1. Blending old and new in an enchanting mix, the collection celebrates Indian craftsmanship teamed with silhouettes designed keeping in mind the modern, candid wedding entourage. Adorned with floral motifs , resham threadwork, and intricate hand embroidery, it re-imagines traditional wear in a modern context.
White is always right
This stunning white lehenga with floral motifs teamed with the 60’s favourite cold-shoulder blouse brings together modernity and tradition in a moodlifting mix.

Manish Malhotra
Nostalgia and romance
These elegant velvet bandhgalas decorated with intricate embroidery worn with straight fit pants make for a classic yet modern pick for fashion-forward men, who dread looking like everyone else in a sparkly gathering.

A contemporary twist to sari
Who says a sari can’t look fresh enough in a glam setting? Sari gets an creative makeover in this creation. Teamed with a long jacket with stone trimmings, it’s equal parts drama and traditional charm.

Manish Malhotra