Manish Malhotra designs Men’s Wear – “THE GENTLEMEN’S CLUB” premiered at LFW

Mumbaigloss was invited by Philips to be a part of the launch of Manish Malhotra’s premiere men’s wear collection called “The Gentlemen’s Club” at the iconic Mehboob Studios to end Day One at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2015. I was more interested to attend the show because of handsome Ranbir Kapoor, who was the showstopper and he didn’t disappoint even for a second. He looked dapper in a star print button down grey shirt and deep-red velvet suit with a golden flower brooch. Don’t miss the embroidered shoes guys.

Rabbit Kapoor, Manish Malhotra

Ranbir Kapoor, showstopper for Manish Malhotra

The show was classic and had all the elements of a high-octane drama. Assorted chairs and tables hung from the ceiling. On the ramp a grand piano stood in one corner, while a wooden table was laden with glass vases and surrounded by chairs. Sofa sets and lounge chairs set the mood for “The Gentleman’s Club” opening as a live jazz band by Gino Banks and Sheldon kept the tempo at foot tapping speed.

Manish Malhotra show at Lfw

Manish Malhotra show at LFW

Under the flash of UV lights, the fast pace show featured 78 garments with 40 male models who zipped around one of the biggest ramps (80 ft x 30 ft) at a fashion week. Added to the uber glam quotient of the show was a bevy of 22 glamorous female models who glided down the ramp and lounged amongst the furniture in Manish Malhotra Red Carpet creations.

The collection consisted of suits, practical blazers were worn with slim fitted trousers, waistcoats were smartly styled with jackets, bundhgalas, and embroidered bundis had a regal look; while the elegant sherwanis were sophisticated.

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With the collection profile being winter and festive, the ensembles were in deep dark tones of midnight blue, emerald green, burgundy and black. Velvet and suiting materials were the predominant choice of fabrics. Tuxedos appeared with velvet shawl collars and the button closures for jackets moved from two, three to four with medium notched lapels – some piped with silk. Embroidery was botanical motifs in resham thread work and appeared on strategic points of jackets, sherwanis and bundhgalas highlighting shoulders, plackets and sleeves in deep maroon or blue tones with just a hint of gold zari. There were an assortment of hoodies, printed shirts, double breasted bundhgalas and long winter coats with or without belts. Bringing in some bling were gold sequined jackets or bowties, monochrome suit/shirt trio with shimmering contrast lapels, and a raglan sleeve sherwani with heavy embroidery on one side. Overall, the collection is more of festive wear and can be styled in both traditional and modern ways.

Designer Manish Malhotra who for the first time showcases an entire men’s collection at LFW, said, “The collection is for the debonair man which exudes sophisticated charm and is an extension of my couture line. ‘Philips presents Manish Malhotra’ is The Gentlemen’s Club collection which is a festive fusion of Indian and western couture, focusing on shades of emerald green and adorned with botanical motifs. Ranbir Kapoor, my showstopper for the night showcased an entire range of stylish, elegant and contemporary collection. This year has been very special to me as I complete 25 years as a costume designer and stylist in the movie industry.”

Rabbit Kapoor and Manish Malhotra at LFW

Ranbir Kapoor and Manish Malhotra at LFW

Ms. Anurita Chopra, Business Head – Personal Care, Consumer Lifestyle, Philips India, said, “Manish Malhotra’s, The Gentlemen’s Club Collection is a representation of style, elegance and grace. This exciting collection perfectly complements with the vision of Philips Personal Care that strives to ’empower’ young men to be themselves.”

Had a wonderful time last evening watching the new collection. What do you all think about this collection? Do leave a comment below.

 

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