Saving the best for the last, Manish Malhotra of Studio 8 presented his glamorous Spring Summer line at the finale of Dubai Fashion Week.
Billowy smoke led the way for the models as they walked the sleek black runway to a background of geometric mirrors. A skirt and bustier combination in shimmering black won audience appreciation with its wine colored trimming and flouncy material.
Bands of embroidered gold ran down the green velvet sherwanis donned by the male models. Worn with black and white patialas and jodhpurs with thin tapering legs, the outfits were accompanied by elaborate neckpieces in gold. Outfits with tri-colored bands were a runway fixture as anarkali salwar kameezes of pink, grey and orange were followed by lehengas in blue, green and teal.
In an experimental reversal of design, a salwar kameez of pale gold were embroidered with metallic blue and red thread to fantastic results. Employing zari work, tasseled ends, colorful baubles and gold embroidery, the tulle dupattas enchanced the regality of the outfits. Bands of velvet made their way into salwarkameezes, lehenga-cholis and sherwanis in a color palette of ivory, pale gold and silver.