New Delhi: Being the perfect show stoppers, Deepika Padukone and Fawad Khan on Wednesday unveiled designer Manish Malhotra’s exclusive collection “The Persian Story” at the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) India Couture Week 2016 opening show in Taj Palace hotel.
With loud cheers and whistles, the crowd went crazy while welcoming the charming Pakistani actor Fawad Khan on the ramp wearing black Kurta and deep maroon palazzo-pyjama.
Manish’s new collection ‘The Persian Story’ ramp walk was backed by tunes of authentic Persian music.
The collection saw a wide range of heavily embellished lehengas, off shoulder gowns, long jackets, Anarkalis, sherwanis and sequinned dresses which featured elaborate architectural, floral motifs and check shirts and achkans.
The colour palette moved from cream, gold, red, indigo, brown maroon, royal blue to yellow.
The designer tried to recreate the magic of Persia by replicating the traditional marble motifs, popular Persian chandeliers which added more spunk to the entire feel of the event and a small shamiana (a marquee), which helped the models exitingthe ramp.
Sharing thoughts about his inspiration, Manish said, “I had Persian Story’s idea in mind for so many years. I love Persian architecture, I like the colour schemes of Persia, music and that was a concept I had in my mind and that’s how it got generated…”
Engulfed in true Persian style, The ‘Bajirao Mastani’ actress stunned the crowd as she looked ravishing in a beautiful off shoulder choli, with intricate gold embroidery and a long-trailed lehenga.
Talking about her experience in the show, the ‘Piku’ actress said, “The ensemble she donned at the event was the heaviest.”
“The last time I walked for Manish Malhotra, I thought that outfit was the heaviest. This is much much heavier…,” Deepika said.
Sophie Choudry, Shabana Azmi, deigner JJ Valaya were other celebrities who graced the event.

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