Ace designer & Renowned Fashion Expert Manish Malhotra is the Fashion Icon of The Year 2013 at 4th Annual India Leadership Conclave & Business Leadership Awards 2013
Organized by Indian Affairs, Asia’s biggest title in News Analysis (www.indianaffairs.tv ) from the illustrious Network 7 Media Group in association with Pharmaleaders, Breakfastnewstv,Pharmanewsprwire. Asia’s premier Event currently in 4th year of its title will host its 4th Annual Affair in the commercial city of India, Mumbai on Friday 21st June in a suburban hotel under the theme “New India – Hopes, Aspirations & Changing Outlook 2013. – Agenda for Change –’’ & Ace Designer Manish Malhotra is the Fashion Icon of The Year 2013.
Manish Malhotra needs no introduction. His areas of creativity and genius span the broad spheres of Bollywood design, styling, prÃªt, diffusion and the everlasting bridal and couture, Manish is a pioneer in the field of fashion in the country today. His diffusion label ‘MANISH MALHOTRA’ has become a hot seller since its launch in 2004 and has proved once again why he is the country’s hot favorite when it comes to dressing up India’s most beautiful and glamorous. The label ‘MANISH MALHOTRA’ is the country’s first dedicated diffusion label. Currently retailing across Bombay, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Dubai, Canada, London and Singapore, the label’s uniqueness lies in every piece’s adaptability to occasions and its unique pricing strategy. In true Manish style the clothes are in bright colours – sequins and tassels on sheer, free flowing silhouettes, boho chic kurtis and kaftans, textured skirts with sparkle, embroidered shirts for men with unusual embellishments that immediately capture the eye.
The label plays strongly on colour and texture, with soft fabrics draping the body. And with prices starting at Rs. 2800, now everyone can own a MANISH MALHOTRA. The best bit is the flexibility of the garments – they can be worn at formal as well as informal occasions. The label strikes the perfect balance between prÃªt and haute couture, which, combined with his uncanny ability to trend forecast is one of the main reasons for its success. Manish has designed the wedding trousseaus for some of the most beautiful and high profile people in the country including Mr. Vilasrao Deshmukh’s Family, Mr. Praful Patel’s Family, Mr. Narayan Rane’s Family, Mr. Ruia’s Family, Mrs. Sharmila Thackrey, Mrs. Parmeshwar Godrej, Mrs. Neerja Birla, Mrs. Jindal, the Dhoot Family, the Raheja Family, the Hinduja Family, etc. also actress like Karisma Kapoor, Bhoomika Chawla and Kajol, and has also designed trousseaus for several weddings of effluent families from in Indoneasia, Dubai, London, Canada, Antwerp, America, Thailand, Kenya, South Africa, Singapore and all across the globe.The his long spread career span Manish Malhotra has in association with top global corporate like American Express Bank, Citi Bank, Wizcraft, Barclays Bank, Thai Gems and Jewelers Association, Deutche Bank, HSBC, Kotak Wealth Management, Moet & Hennessey and many more; has showcased his exclusive collections at various fashion shows in different parts of the world like London, New York, Bangkok, Chicago, Antwerp, Dubai, Muscat, Kenya, Hong Kong, etc.Manish Malhotra has been a part of the various Fashion weeks and has been the selected Designer to culminate the fashion extravgenza at the Wills Grand Finale 2006 in Delhi and the Lakme Grand Finale in Mumbai. Manish Malhotra was also invited to showcase his collection at the South Africa Fashion Week and has also participated at the Dubai Bridal shows. Every Manish Malhotra show is always high on Fashion and very Well attended by the elite and high profiled Society and Film Fraternity.
Over 18 years ago Manish Malhotra started designing costumes for films – his greatest passion till date. Stars like Kareena, Karishma Kapoor, Priety Zinta, Rani Mukherjee, Urmila Matondkar, Kajol, Deepika Padukone, Amisha Patel, Katrina Kaif, Madhuri, Sridevi, Hema Malini, Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan,Tushar Kapoor Hritik Roshan and many more swear by Manish’s design acumen.His career in costume designing is paved with several awards for costume designing such as the first ever Filmfare Costume Award for Urmila Matondkar’s costumes in Rangeela, the Showtime Opinion Poll Award for his look for Karisma Kapoor in Raja Hindustani, the Siemen’s Viewer’s Choice Award for Dil to Pagal Hai, the Lux-Zee Cine Award and the Bollywood Award in New York for his work in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.He has also been graced with Indira Priyadarshini Memorial Award for his contribution to the fashion industry, felicitated by National Institute of Fashion Technology, Delhi and the Indo American Society for his contribution to fashion designing, presented with the Elle Style Awards in 1999 for the most Stylish Designer of the Year.Adding to his booty are two more awards, which he won for Mohabbatein – the Zee Cine Award and IIFA Award for the year 2000. The year 2002 starts with the film Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham for which he was given IIFA Award and he also received the Designer of the Year 2002 at the Bollywood Awards. He was also presented the Rajiv Gandhi Award by the Mumbai Pradesh Youth Congress 2002 for his contribution to fashion in India. The exhaustive list does not stop here. For his costume design in Kal Ho Na Ho, Manish Malhotra went on to sweep the IIFA Award and The Fashion Award (Atlantic City).2004 saw him dazzle through his creations in Veer Zaara for which once again he won the Fashion Award (Atlantic City 2005) and the Bollywood Award. In addition he has won the MTV Style Award for Bollywood Designer of the Year and also the Cine Excellency Designer Award for Best Creativity and many more.In the year 2007 Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna (KANK) has won The Bollywood Award in London where Manish has designed the look for the entire star cast from Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Priety Zinta, Rani Mukerji, Kiron Kher and Arjun Rampal among others.In the 18 years of his career he has received nearly 34 awards and designed the look for 1000 films. In 2008 the look he designed and styled for Deepika Padukone in Om Shanti Om won him the Apsara Awards in Mumbai, the Lux Zee Cine Awards in London and the IIFA awards in Bangkok.Besides the blockbuster Om Shanti Om, Manish Malhotra styled a real and believable yet striking look for Kareena Kapoor in Jab We Met, which was highly appreciated. He had also styled for Kajol in the Film U, ME Aur Hum.Not only is he the most coveted designer in Hindi films, but he has also carved a niche for himself in the South Indian Film Industry by styling the look of Superstar Rajnikant for the Blockbuster Film SIVAJI, The Boss.Besides Films and Fashion Manish Malhotra believes in spreading the arena of design to various aspects and one such effort is Manish Malhotra’s Association with Mr. Shah Rukh Khan’s Indian Premiere League team KOLKATTA KNIGHT RIDERS. He designed an entire look for the team including the Ceremonial Wear, the Day Travel Wear, the On-field Gear, the Training Gear and the Promotional Gear.Manish has also combined fashion and hospitality by styling for Soy in Mumbai and Earth NYC in New York and created a special line of footwear for Metro Shoes. He is also perhaps the only designer to have his own successful television show on Zoom.
Manish had also styled the new and glam look for Saakshi Tanwar for Balaji Telefilm’s Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki, he revamped the personality of an existing strong character and his efforts were highly appreciated by critics and viewers.Manish Malhotra is a true style Icon; not only the women all over the world swear by his creations but also Men blindly follow his style concepts. With this factor in mind the Mauritian brand Thomas Scott has choosen Manish Malhotra to endorse their range of shirts.The Latest addition to Manish Malhotra’s passion to Design is his Venture with Balaji TeleFilms to design and style the Look for Mahabharat. Manish has revamped the entire concept of Mythology for India and contemporized to meet the mind set of the Youth so as to arouse interest and create a viewership.
Today, after being the only designer to manage the delicate balance between costume designing and mainstream design, Manish’s retail label ‘MANISH MALHOTRA’ looks set to revolutionize the fashion market with its strong focus on wear ability, glam-quotient and as always, in Manish Malhotra’s case, the clothes and sales speak for themselves.The “MANISH MALHOTRA” Diffusion and Couture collections currently retail out of Aza (Mumbai / Delhi), Ensemble (Mumbai/ Delhi), Evoluzione (Bangalore / Chennai) and Samsara (Mumbai / Delhi) Elahe (Hyderabad), 85 Lansdowne (Kolkata), Rasa (Lucknow) Indiva (Toronto-Canada). Ever since the label first launched in August 2004, the response has been overwhelming. At the first launch, his creations flew off the racks in a span of just three days. and that trend has not stopped since.MANISH MALHOTRA launched his first Flagship store in Dubai, where he was welcomed by the warmth and camaraderie of the U.A.E., encouraging the brands unique style of creative fashion soar to greater heights. The overwhelming response has resulted in his another Flagship store, in Dubai.
Another feather to the hat was the Launch of MANISH MALHOTRA’s second Flagship store in Mumbai. The overwhelming response received in Mumbai has boosted the Brand’s growth and encouraged strategies for further development and expansion.Indira Priyadarshini Memorial Award, Most Stylish Designer Of the Year at the Elle Style Awards in 1999, Zee Cine Award and IIFA Award for the year 2000 for the film Mohabbatein. Filmfare Award for Costume Design for Urmila Matondkar’s look in Rangeela, The Showtime Opinion Poll Award for Raja Hindustani, Tthe Siemen’s Viewer’s Choice Award for Dil To Pagal Hai, Tthe Lux-Zee Cine Award and the Bollywood Award in New York for his work in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.
Renowned as the Fashion Guru, Manish Malhotra is one of the most successful names in the world of Indian Fashion. A person who does not need any introduction, this Punjabi Munda holds the credit for making a designer revolution in Bollywood’s fashion Scenario with his uniqueness and inimitable style in designing which can approach the entire look of the character.
At the age of 25, he ventured into Bollywood by designing Juhi Chawla’s costumes for the movie Swarg. But the outfits he had designed for Urmila Matondkar in the film Rangeela, made Manish an inevitable part of the industry. These costumes metamorphed Urmila as a hot sex symbol of that time. It was a grand entry for Manish into Bollywood making him one of the sought after designers in India.
During his tenure as a costume designer, he had been associated with several block buster films and had designed outfits for most of the leading actress like Sridevi, Urmila Matondkar, Karishma Kapoor, Kajol, Raveena Tandon, Manisha Koirala, Madhuri Dixit, Twinkle Khanna, Shilpa Shetty, Kareena Kapoor, to Aishwarya Rai, Rani Mukherjee and Preity Zinta. Even though he does not design regularly for male actors, he has garbed Shahrukh Khan and Aamir Khan on several occasions.His hard work and creativity has paved his way wide spread recognition as well as several awards. He was awarded by the first and only Filmfare Award for Costume Design for Urmila Matondkar’s look in Rangeela, the Showtime Opinion Poll Award for Raja Hindustani, the Siemen’s Viewer’s Choice Award for Dil To Pagal Hai, the Lux-Zee Cine Award and the Bollywood Award in New York for his work in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. He has also adorned with Indira Priyadarshini Memorial Award for his contribution to the fashion industry, felicitated by National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi and the Indo American Society for his contribution to fashion designing, and was also named the most Stylish Designer Of the Year at the Elle Style Awards in 1999. He also won the Zee Cine Award and IIFA Award for the year 2000 for the film Mohabbatein.
After attaining the peak of his success, Manish Malhotra decided to concentrate more on designing and started his hi-profile store Reverie – Manish Malhotra in 1998. The store received a tremendous response and he also has designed the wedding attire for some of the most beautiful and high profile people in and across the country. In 1991, this talented designer presented his much awaited first fashion show. It was really a great delighted show and 70% of the clothes were sold out within 3 weeks. The high point of his collection was the embroidered denim wear that became a range of the city. In 2004 he has launched, India’s first dedicated diffusion label ” Manish Malhotra”. Presently retailing at various parts of India and Across, the label stands for its uniqueness and mesmerizing style that blends with rich , lush colours detailed with textures in each and every piece.
In 2005, he started a talk show named ‘ The Manish Malhotra Show’ on Zoom which features the fashion tips as well as Manish’s chatting up with celebrity fashion victims. He also showcased his new collection in April 2006 at Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai.
This gifted designer became much-admired internationally when he was asked to design the clothes for Michael Jackson for his appearance during the Bollywood Awards held in New York. The outfit became hit and he was asked once again by Jackson to design outfits for his show in Munich and also for a couple of outfits for his children.
Today being one of the pioneers in Fashion Designing, Manish is trying to manage both films and designing in association with Sheetal Design Studio (SDS), a designer label helmed him and Hemant Trivedi, another fashion designer.