A Celebration of Emotion

Couturier Manish Malhotra kicks off this year’s FDCI India Couture Week with Nooraniyat, a special bridal edit that showcases the bride in her original spirit and captures the emotion of her special day.

ICW 2021 Manish Malhotra 1

The BRIDAL Edit of Nooraniyat, the first presentation at FDCI’s India Couture Week by Manish Malhotra’s is a play of sensibilities. The outfits – made larger than life, almost magnified by the viewer who enters the very private world of the bride and her feelings as she adorns herself for her big day – are the hero in this very Indian tale.

ICW 2021, Manish Malhotra 2

Woven in fine craftsmanship and exquisite intricate elements, the Manish Malhotra Bridal collection 2021 runs the gamut of bridal emotions with striking, multi-hued compositions of ensembles that narrate a variety of moods and stories.

ICW 2021 Manish Malhotra 3

“My bridal edit is an amalgamation of moods and emotions of the brides,” says Manish Malhotra. “Over the years of creating their dream outfits and interacting with them, I inadvertently got drawn into those intriguing memories and decided to capture it all – from their enthusiasm and joy to the heartfelt and compassionate, there’s a myriad of emotions and sentiments that are so heart-warming yet unsettling, moments before she turns the page onto her new chapter. There’s some surreal magic adoring every bit of their feelings, transporting you into a world known only known to a bride.”

ICW 2021 Manish Malhotra 4

“Whether you are of this new age, or not, the feelings remain the same, the happy tears nonetheless flow, and through it all, our collection turns her dreams into reality,” he says.

ICW 2021 Manish Malhotra 5

Steering clear from trends, the collection takes pride in traditional, sacred reds, plush peaches, scintillating golds, while its heart beats with a contemporary yet glamorous silhouette that is coveted today.

ICW 2021 Manish Malhotra 6

The range is expansive with Manish Malhotra’s signature trails, sheer veils and layering drapes as they are most favoured, and perfect forms of extended silhouettes in bridal outfits, long enough to be trailing behind while the brides walk down the aisle in unparalleled elegance. The embroidery boasts of our age-old zardosi, badla, and of course our signature sequins on modern silhouettes.

ICW 2021 Manish Malhotra 7 ICW 2021 Manish Malhotra 8 ICW 2021 Manish Malhotra 9


Priya Kumari Rana

Lifestyle Insider is a kind of junction point, connecting people with diverse interests that touch on the more luxurious aspects of lifestyle – fashion, design, travel, food and spirits, art, watches and jewellery, cars, yachts, and aviation, and technology. People today don’t fit into boxes and categories. In our individual ways, we are interested in diverse themes, products, and the challenges that face our world today. You will judge how well this effort of mine caters to your passions and proclivities.

Lifestyle Insider is a showcase of all that is beautiful and luxe. Behind every creation, is a designer, chef, entrepreneur, or a design maison. I have delved into my own appreciation for objetsde luxe that I have admired over the years – be it a love of fashion from the world’s top Parisian and Italian fashion maisons and their ’90s muses, or the care that goes into sari and Indian textile collections in my own family. Growing up on four continents, as the daughter of a former Indian Ambassador, I’ve seen a remarkable array of historic places and met a myriad people. My aim is to bring my world view into this website, a curation of what I find particularly stunning, unique, and newsworthy.

It’s an exciting time for brands all over the world. With change comes opportunity. With the global ‘reset’ and uncertainty on many fronts, there is a chance to write a new script. Let’s be those pioneers.

A bit about me:
A luxury and fashion journalist with 25 years of experience in publishing and magazine journalism, I have edited some of India’s top fashion and luxury magazines. I got my BA in Comparative Literature from UC Berkeley, and went on to receive my Master’s in English and French from the University of Strasbourg, France. I have also studied German and Film. I live in Gurugram, India, and look forward to once again exploring our world with a new-found freedom.

Priya Kumari Rana

Founder and Editor

Contact Us

Mail us @ lifestyleinsiderindia@gmail.com