27th Feb 2013
Grab a cuppa, this is going to be one looooonnng post! On Saturday night I went to the amazing Manish Malhotra gala show in aid of the Angeli Foundation. The fab event was held at the plush Grosvenor Hotel, Park Lane. Guests were treated to a sensational catwalk of over fifty looks by the infamous Bollywood designer with special guests Urmila Matondkar and Pareenti Chopra. Even though most of the collection shown was first seen in India at Wills Lifestyle Fashion Week over a year ago it was still amazing to see the designs in person. I’m keeping my intro short because it’s all about the pics! Enjoy! (My write up on the event for Grazia India is live too)
Angeli Foundation UK Chair- Ratika Puri Kapoor
Rohini Gehani, owner of Rivaage (a chain of designer boutiques across UAE) and one of the sponsors of the event.
Yep, managed to get a pic with Manish!
There was an auction at the beginning of the event and this beauty went for £5000
Here’s the show pics!
My personal highlights were the dreamy dip-dyes, delicate Chikankari work (which Manish has developed with NGO Mijwan Welfare Society), beautiful flowing full volume skirts and gorgeous sheer back detailing which included pintucks and placement embroideries.
Menswear silhouettes were structured and well defined with slim fit cut pants that looked oh soo dapper.
The colour palette worked through whites, greys, pinks, corals, reds, lime green, cobalt blues and blacks. All of which were brought together with metallic touches.
These sweet treats from Cakes4U were delicious- I had a chocolate brownie and a cookie dough choc chip type cake- yum
Nope, we weren’t special guests- the media tables were full so we joined this table!
Me and my AWKWARD posing (there’s a reason this will never be a style diary type of blog!)
Sweet treats from Sugar Mill Desserts
The night was finished off with the Punjabi Hit Squad boys working their magic on the decks! That kept people dancing till late. A fab event for a fab cause.
Image credit Angeli Foundation and ace photographer Pathman Ruthirapathy
And to all Manish Malhotra fans in the U.K. there is only one official stockists here – London’s Aashni & Co. The lovely team have a gorgeous range of the hottest Indian designer labels so head down to their pretty Notting Hill boutique!