What’s the fashion look your closet couldn’t live without?
Ultra-hip Indian designer Narendra Kumar Ahmed dished his 17 wardrobe must-haves this month for the Times of India. And judging by all his gushing, the new object of his obsession is famed designer Manish Malhotra’s line of Kashmiri embroidered kurtas. Ahmed fell in love with the collection’s “gorgeous” muted colors — and so did we!
Good news, fashionistas: Luxemi can help you channel Manish Malhotra’s effortlessly chic earth-toned goddess. The Shimmering Georgette Salwar by Nikasha (pictured above!) taps the same beiges, reds and golds with a full, pleated skirt reminiscent of this Manish Malhotra look from Lakmé Fashion Week 2011. And for just $75 to borrow, this salwar makes style and pocketbook sense. Go with nude makeup and a soft up-do to polish your earth-inspired style.
The Brocade Salwar (above right) is the sweet younger sister of Manish Malhotra’s runway kurta, with similar blocked borders and the same hint of earthy glam. Gold embellished sleeves and a beautiful ivory bodice will have you gleaming with every twirl.
Want the all-over glow of the Manish Malhotra piece with a bit more vibrancy? Look no further than the Gold Sequin Salwar with Red Contrast (above left). Bold red brocade work and sequins make this salwar a powerful look for day, and its sleeveless cut begs for an accent like Luxemi’s Thick Kundan Bangle to amp it up for a night out.
Whether you’re looking for a classicly chic saree, a daring salwar or the perfect day-to-night earrings, let Luxemi be your guide to infusing a bit of runway into your temporary and permanent wardrobes.