Designer Manish Malhotra unveiled his couture film Nooraniyat, yesterday, on March 15, featuring muse Sara Ali Khan and needless to say, it was all things beautiful. Shot in the palatial settings of Jaipur, the collection features Sara twirling in heavily embroidered and exquisite lehengas in all her glory.
The collection inspires a sense of reminiscence and reflects upon the transient nature of time. Each garment proposes a new and individual visual expression and explores a possibility of a free monologue.
Nooraniyat exudes symphonic harmony of various heterogeneous elements that span from staid classic ensembles to the edgy take of new-age appeal. It travels through a diverse palette of fabrics, colours, silhouettes that oscillates between the old-world regalia and the modern repertoire. The colour palette ranges from jet blacks and rich wines to soft dusty pinks, all infused with metallic threadwork.
Talking about the collection, Sara said, “The collection is so diverse, it’s ethnic yet modern, experimental and fun. It felt great to play the bride of Manish Malhotra, especially when there is no bridegroom involved (giggles). I love Manish, his clothes, and his vibe. The soundtrack, it’s so soulful and sits brilliantly with the collection. I personally loved two pieces; my favourite look of the season is either the wine silk lehenga with gold metallic thread or the black raw silk lehenga with antique gold embroidery.”
She further adds, “Manish is the coolest, most genuine, loving, and compassionate person I’ve ever known, and the entire team was outstanding, so hands-on. Everybody was so involved and I had a blast while shooting for this collection. We all collaborated in every aspect of the shoot. We ate a lot of mouth-watering delicacies of Jaipur, and I would love to do it all over again in a beat.”
Talking about the collection as well as working with Sara, Manish said, “It’s always fun to work with people you know. I’ve worked with Sara for almost all her movies up until now, and there is an understated understanding between us. Sara looks stunning, and the essence of ‘Nooraniyat’ just reverberates with her personality. She is confident and sure of her own style, much like the brides of today. We had so much fun shooting, and everything ensued exactly the way we desired.”
The new collection will be available at stores and online from the first week of April.