Deepika Padukone and Fawad Khan were the perfect showstoppers for Manish Malhotra’s latest collection, ‘The Persian Story‘, at the FDCI India Couture Week 2016. The event was held yesterday on 20th June 2016.

The FDCI India Couture Week 2016 was held at the Taj Palace, where Fawad Khan, Pakistani super star walked in a black kurta and deep maroon palazzo-pyjama. He was welcomed by loud whistles and cheers as he walked the ramp. Fawad Khan, who debut in Hindi cinema in 2014, Khoobsurat, said this was the first time on the Indian runaway and the experience was daunting!

Deepika Padukone looked amazingly ravishing in a beautiful off shoulder choli, with intricate gold embroidery and a long-trailed lehenga. She also wore a polki-pearl choker and a hath-phool from Hazoorilal by Sandeep Narag. Deepika Padukone, who started her career as model, said the ensemble she donned was the heaviest.

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The models began showcasing Manish’s The Persian Story collection as they walked to the tunes of authentic persian music. The colour palette moved from cream, gold, red, indigo, brown maroon, royal blue to yellow.

The collection saw a wide range of heavily embellished lehengas, off shoulder gowns, long jackets, Anarkalis, sherwanis and sequinned dresses which featured elaborate architectural, floral motifs and check shirts and achkans.

Manish Malhotra tried to recreate the magic of Persia by replicating the traditional marble motifs, popular Persian chandeliers which added more spunk to the entire feel of the event and a small shamiana, which helped the models exiting the ramp.

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Manish Malhotra shared his love for Persian architecture; he likes the color schemes of Persia. He had the Persian Story idea for many years. He also thanked Fawad Khan and Deepika Padukone for making it to his show. It was a very special moment for Manish Malhotra.

Other Bollywood celebs like Sophie Choudry, Shabana Azmi, JJ Valaya also graced the event. Others from fashion industry stalwarts like Anita Dongre, Tarun Tahiliani, Reynu Taandon, Rimple and Harpreet Narula, Rahul Mishra, Anamika Khanna, Varun Bahl, Gaurav Gupta, Manav Gangwani and Rohit Bal will showcase their latest collection in the coming days. The vent is for five days. It concludes on July 24.