At Lakme Fashion Week 2020 first season fluid edition, actor Kartik Aaryan turned showstopper for ace designer Manish Malhotra’s digital couture film.
The Luka Chhuppi actor featured in the film in a regal cream sherwani with intricate golden zari embroidery on it. This was styled with a heavy dupatta and a pair of matching embroidered palazzo pants.
Kartik’s royal ensemble was accessorised with a heavy emeralds and stones necklace from Manish Malhotra Jewellery by Ranniwala 1881. He completed the look with a pair of golden nagra shoes.
The 29-year-old actor donned the exquisite attire as part of Malhotra’s bridal couture film ‘Ruhaaniyat‘, which, as the designer wrote on Instagram, was brought together to celebrate the “nazaakat of Awadh and the vibrance of Punjab,” and to honour the artisans and other patrons who have helped preserve the heritage for generations.
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#Ruhaaniyat: A soul filled experience which brings together an amalgamation of emotions that celebrates our heritage, our artisans, the ones who have treasured and preserved our craft for generations to come. This collection is to honor them. Bringing the Nazaakat of Awadh and the vibrance of Punjab, this is Ruhaaniyat, a celebration called life. A couture film by #ManishMalhotraWorld @manishmalhotra05 for the #openingshow @lakmefashionwk @mwsyouth Special Thanks: Kartik Aaryan (@kartikaaryan) Production: Manish Malhotra Productions (@manishmalhotraworld) Videography & Editing: The Orange Booth (@theorangebooth) Music Courtesy: Jasleen Aulakh (@jasleenaulakhofficial), Polly Saghera (@pollysaghera) & Aman Nath (@amannath05) Beauty Elements: Manish Malhotra Beauty (@manishmalhotrabeauty) Jewels: Manish Malhotra Jewellery by Ranniwala 1881 (@manishmalhotrajewellery) Hair & Make-up: for Kartik Aaryan – Milan Thapa (@milankepchaki) & Yugendra Salvi Hair & Make-up: Marce Pedrozo & Team (@marcepedrozo), Nikita Thadani (@nikitathadani9), Humera Shaikh (@humera_shaikh19) Choreography: Lubna Adams (@lubna.adam) Backstage & Model Management: Nupur Sagar (@nupursagar) Models: Anita Kumar (@anitakumar05) Ayesha Kanga (@ayeshakanga) Candice Pinto (@ninjapinto) Deepti Gujral (@deeptigujral) Iris Maity (@irismaity7) Kavita Kharayat (@kavitakharayatk) Medha Rana (@medhaarana) Reha Sukheja (@rehasukheja) Subiksha Shivakumar (@subikshashivakumar) Anuj Singh Duhan (@anujsinghduhan) Kian (@kiankaiken) Lakshya Singh Lathar (@lakshlathar) Piyush Walia (@piyushahluwalia1010) Robbie Mairh (@robbiejmairh) Sunny Kamble (@sunnykamble) #ManishMalhotra #ManishMalhotraLabel #ManishMalhotraWorld #ManishMalhotraCoutureFilm #KartikAaryan #Awadh #Punjab #MadeInIndia #IndianCrafts #LakmeFashionWeek #5DaysOfFashion #SpotlightAtLFW #SpotlightReady #lfw2020
“The endearing Kartik Aaryan, whose talent I have always had tremendous faith in, stepped out after seven long months for Mijwan to empower the women artisans,” Malhotra further wrote on Instagram. The film also marked ten years of the designer’s association with the Mijwan Foundation.
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The Endearing Kartik Aaryan, whose talent I have always had tremendous faith in, stepped out after 7 long months for Mijwan to empower the women artisans @mwsyouth and for @manishmalhotraworld.Lots of love and blessings. @kartikaaryan for @mwsyouth and @manishmalhotraworld for Ruhaniyaat, the couture fashion film. #muse #kartikaaryan The opening show @lakmefashionwk tonight at 8pm IST.
“This is the first thing I’m doing in the last seven months of lockdown, primarily because this collection has got a larger purpose and has a noble cause attached to it and through this, I want to show my full support for this initiative. It supports artisans, and I applaud the Mijwan Welfare Society, Lakme Fashion Week, and Manish Malhotra World for this beautiful initiative,” the Love Aaj Kal actor said in a press release.
After months of confinement at home owing to the pandemic, Kartik wore long hair and stubble with Malhotra’s outfit, which gave the overall look a kingly appearance. His hair and makeup were done by Milan Thapa and Yugendra Salvi.
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