Manish Malhotra has revolutionized the stereotypical look of Bollywood women and has served the Hindi Cinema on a snazzy platter for the international audience to savor.
His tryst with the fashion designing started about 25 years back when he let his creative imagination loose to have the actors of movie Swarg draped in his chic designs. From then, there was no looking back for him and he ventured to have the complete look of the movie characters remodeled rather than only costumes.
Manish Malhotra’s fashion career took off as a model walking the ramp while still in his college days at Elphinstone, Mumbai. The year 1989 saw him joining a Bandra based boutique after wrapping up his modeling career.
However, by 1990 he had clear visions of a fashion career as a costume designer beckoning him. His addiction for Hindi Cinema took him to the corridors of Bollowood and it was not long before he ensconced himself as one of the top fashion designers of India, designing for the most beautiful ladies of India.
The international fashion couture has also seen Manish making significant contributions. He made waves by designing for the legendary Michael Jackson during the Bollywood Awards ceremony organized in USA. He won the hearts of foreign media when his outfits specially designed for the escort of Sir Andrew Lloyd Weber got public.
His collections are exhibited in the Indian Fashion weeks and have been showcased around the world in Chicago, London etc. He has also lent his creativity to style up high end market leisure properties in New York and India.
Manish bagged the Filmfare award in Costume Designing section for transforming the quintessential Indian middle class woman, Urmila into a ravishing sex symbol. Indian Government recognized his contribution to Indian Fashion world by gracing him with the Indira Priyadarshini Memorial Award.
Elle Style Award was bestowed upon him in 1999 for being the ace stylist of that year. In 1998, his decision of branching into mainstream fashion styling saw him launching his flagship high profile store Reverie.
Manish’s has been graced with a flurry of Cinema awards in recognition of his valuable contribution to Bollywood and has maintained the tender balance between mainstream cinema and fashion world, thus making him truly a name to reckon with in the annals of top fashion designers of India.