Rohit Bal: Get your festive cover-ups

I’ve never been a big fan of wearing cover-ups (jackets and coats) with Indian wear, despite the frequent appearance on the ramp. But when it comes back show after show, and appears on Rohit Bal’s couture collection, I decided it’s time to take this almost-trend a bit seriously.

At HDIL India Couture Week, Rohit Bal presented all kinds of cover-ups to go with Indian wear: long coats and cropped jackets with gold embellishments and zardozi work. He paired them with lehengas, full circle kalidar kurtas and velvet blouses.

Zardosi jacket at Rohit Bal show Gold kurta with jacket at Rohit Bal couture week

And why should guys be left behind? Here’s an interesting jacket for men, festive and fun:

Wihte and gold men's blazer at Rohit Bal couture week

Will you wear a jacket or coat this Diwali? Tell us!

Manish Malhotra gets Ash back on the ramp

Manish Malhotra’s couture bridal collection for HDIL India Couture Week comes soon after his LFW collection, and this time with a much-talked-about showstopper.

Manish went festive with plenty of colours: white to flame red, maroon, wine and jade green. He sexed up the collection with tiny cholis and cutaway backs, teamed with tiered or panelled lehengas, and velvet and brocade borders. Like his LFW collection, he often used shaded net for saris, with zardosi and crystal embellishments. Oh, and he favours kalidar kurtas.

Take a look:

Manish Malhotra couture week- orange lehenga Manish Malhotra couture kalidar kurta

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan walked the ramp for Manish.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan at Manish Malhotra

Didn’t think much of this corset-fit blouse.

What do you think of Manish Malhotra’s showstopping outfit for Aishwarya? Tell us!