Manav’s collection at ICW 2017 “India @ 70” was an amalgamation of the rich heritage of India along with modern edgy elements that are incorporated in each garment taking inspiration from various regions like Kashmir reflecting Jamawars, Bandhanis of Rajasthan, Kathakali from Kerala and Brocades of Varanasi. Using different techniques like Badla, Chikankari, Zardosi & Parsi.
This collection incorporated intricate Miniature Art of Mughal Empire to Meenakari to Patolas to Panthanimotifs making each garment a storyboard that depicts interesting scenes from the Mughal era. Motifs of the traditional Kathakali, gods and goddess add a touch of mystery to traditional elements which included miniature paintings projecting the cultural diversity that India offers.
Accentuated vintage gold elements adding a touch of royalty to every garment has been thoughtfully crafted to induce the fragrance and grandeur and opulence, in the colour pallet of royal blue, crimson, ivory, orange and green in enthrallingly feminine luxurious silk brocades, rich velvets, sheer gauzy tissues with gold.