Sitting in the front row were Karan Johar, Nita Ambani, and Arjun Kapoor
Day one of Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2015 saw Ranbir Kapoor turn showstopper for designer, Manish Malhotra.
Celebrating 25 years as a costume designer, the fashion powerhouse pulled out all the stops when debuting his menswear line, titled ‘The Gentlemen’s Club’.
The set instantly brought drama to the show. Assorted chairs and tables hung from the ceiling, whilst a grand piano was situated towards the corner of the stage.
As the live jazz band began to play, the exhibition was set in motion.
A total of 78 garments were unveiled by 40 male models, whilst 22 female models lounged on the furniture on the iconic catwalk.
Luxurious silks, wools, and velvets were paraded, creating a deluxe feel to the collection.
The practical blazers, fitted trousers, waistcoats, tuxedos, and jackets formed a true Winter/Festive feel, with deep tones of midnight blue, emerald green, burgundy and black.
Varying in lengths, the trench coats exuded typical masculinity with clean cuts and embroidered thread work.
Of course, Malhotra couldn’t resist jazzing up the occasion, and sent an assortment of sequined jackets, bowties, and shimmering contrasting panel jackets down the catwalk.
His selection of wedding wear was stunning, and comprised of glittering embroidery on traditional Indian ensembles.
Bandhgala jackets were occasionally sprinkled with floral embellishments to give a contemporary feel to the collection.
Closing the show was Bollywood star, Ranbir Kapoor, who donned a burgundy four-buttoned velvet suit, printed shirt, and gold brooch.
Sitting in the front row were Karan Johar, Nita Ambani, and Arjun Kapoor, who showed their support.
The live band brought the extravaganza to a close with a crescendo of jazz music. A blast of confetti filled the stage whilst the audience applauded their appreciation.
Also showcasing on day one was Kristy De Cunha who stunned with her vibrant and expressive collection.
Presenting bold and edgy hand crafted digital prints, her designs honoured women with various facets of life.
Anusha Dandekar took to the ramp in a flowing skirt and cropped top, looking utterly stylish.
We saw a ‘Back to Basic’ chic collection with Huemn.
Vibrant linear stripes dominated the final stages of the show, whilst a seductive vibe was formed towards the middle, with deep reds and blacks filling the stage.
Baggit Fall, styled by Little Shilpa, comprised of tassels, ruffles, and stunning headwear.
Each ensemble was uniquely quirky, and a definite hit for the evening.
An amalgamation of white and gold sashayed down the catwalk for Nikhil Thampi’s designs.
Whilst the entire collection was lavishly chic with its simple designs and silk fabrics, it was the final look which took the crown.
The red avatar was heavily embroidered with gold thread, and looked beautifully bridal.
Omtex presents Krishna Mehta and Soumitra defined the upcoming trends for the wedding season, and saw an arrangement of brightly coloured sarees with hand woven tanchois, janlga and Jamawar silks.
As another high fashion day draws to a close, expect more stunningly chic designs showcased on Day Two of Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2015.