Manish Malhotra – The Sultan of Sari
The ace designer of Bollywood, Manish Malhotra once said that his all -time favorite is a saree on a woman. From designing Kajol’s wardrobe in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge to taking care of Deepika Padukone’s costumes in Chennai Express, fashion designer Manish Malhotra has worked with the hottest ladies of Bollywood. A lot of experimentation with beautiful and soothing pastels or dynamic and roaring hues, with extremely mesmeric designs and embellishments he is the man behind making the traditional sari look glamorous and chic. His designed sarees inspire a generation which loves being the traditional Indian as well as the Modern Indian. While there is always a sense of newness and style in the sarees he designs,they feel they have not forgotten their roots.
Today we bring you seven gorgeous Bollywood Divas who have modeled his gorgeous creations:
- Aishwarya Rai Bachchan: In balmy pastel s, peaches and cream too Aishwarya Rai could sizzle and set the sets on fire.
- Priyanka Chopra: The breezy neon sari of the desi girl Priyanka Chopra left many a college going girls wanting to flaunt their curves at college functions.
- Sri Devi: A fine balance of sizzle and soothe, Sri Devi just like her own personality could carry off the hue of blues especially designed for her.
- Kareen Kapoor: Always an overdose of glamour and style, Kareena Kapoor loves flaunting the style quotient of a saree.
- Preity Zinta: Adding zing to her personality were the pretty pink sarees especially designed for her.
- Sonam Kapoor: The vintage vibe that Sonam Kapoor carried with sari adorned with pearls was enough to charm the pants off anyone.
- Esha Gupta: The metallic touch to traditional saree worn by Esha Gupta was enough to set the ball rolling for new fashion trends.
Well with the creativity he has unleashed and the fashion trends he has brought into saree, Manish Malhotra has changed the age old saying that ‘sari is nothing but a humble piece of garment’to ‘sari is anything but a humble piece of garment’!
Since the dawn of civilization, handlooms have been associated with excellence in India’s artistry in textiles and fabrics, and sari which is considered to be the most ancient piece of clothing has been inspiring generations of artists and craftsmen to weave their dreams and visions into creating exquisite handloom sarees. However with passage of time, just like the clacking sounds of the looms, the dreams and visions of these weaves too are fading away.In an attempt to bring handloom sarees back in vogue, Shatika has begun a revolution; a six yard sari revolution is a humble attempt at bringing back the lost love for handloom sarees. Dedicated to creating a unique interpretation of the age old craft, we travel to all colourful corners of the country visiting weavers,guiding them on the latest trends so they weave out the age old tradition with a modern touch and bring them online so you can savor the delights of hand picking them from the comfort of your homes.