The fashion genius of Bollywood associated with the WEvolve campaign, that has World Bank as partner, and challenges societal norms that lead to gender-based violence. His 'Blue Runway' summer collection was put forth with the social message of change that earned him compliments galore. We at BB commend him on his move to take up this cause and give it the immediate attention it much needs. We salute you, Manish!

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Powerful hues

He chose hues of blue from powder to midnight to represent the inner power of a woman while the touches of yellow exuded positivity that promised a bright future. The excellent contrast of the hues did not fail to convey the social message while doing full justice to his dreamy couture. Added to that, the oomph exuded by the models was remarkable signifying bold women who are ready to fight the world for their rights!

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Capturing romance and lightness

While he chose to stick to his couture legacy he went a step beyond by taking a contemporary route.  Intricate thread work like the Parsi gara on soft, flowing fabrics, a versatile variety of bilowy summer gowns, jacket-saris, off shoulder and halter crop tops and skirts as an ode to the lehenga, with embroidery that gave a 3D effect to light fabrics - there were these and lots more that kept our eyes glued to the ramp.

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Stronger focus on men’s collection

Bandhgala jackets and long shirts in structured and easy styles brought alive the true essence of the show which was empowering women by empowering men. He relied on a youthful, glamorous tone to speak to the younger generation of the country who is the key agent of change.