Fashion designer Manish Malhotra showcased his latest collection “The Persian Story” at the FDCI India Couture Week 2016 and actors Deepika Padukone and Fawad Khan turned to be the perfect showstoppers for the collection.

The showcase was held at the Taj Palace in New Delhi on Wednesday, where the suave looking Pakistani star was welcomed to the ramp by loud cheers and whistles from the crowd as he walked in a black Kurta and deep maroon palazzo-pyjama and opened the grand show for the designer.

Following Fawad, models began showcasing Malhotra’s collection as they walked to the tunes of authentic persian music. 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.

The colour palette moved from cream, gold, red, indigo, brown maroon, royal blue to yellow.

The designer 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 (a marquee), which helped the models exitingthe ramp.

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Deepika padukone during the India Couture Week 2016.
Deepika padukone during the India Couture Week 2016.

Deepika, who was chosen to close the show for Malhotra, stunned the audience as she looked ravishing in a beautiful off shoulder choli, with intricate gold embroidery and a long-trailed lehenga. The “Bajirao Mastani” star also wore a polki-pearl choker and a hath-phool from Hazoorilal by Sandeep Narang.

Deepika padukone during the India Couture Week 2016.
Deepika padukone during the India Couture Week 2016.

Deepika, who started her career as model, said the ensemble she donned at the event was the heaviest.

“The last time I walked for him (Malhotra) I thought that (outfit) was the heaviest. This is much much heavier…,” quipped the actress.

Deepika padukone during the India Couture Week 2016.
Deepika padukone during the India Couture Week 2016.
Deepika padukone during the India Couture Week 2016.
Deepika padukone during the India Couture Week 2016.
Deepika padukone during the India Couture Week 2016.
Deepika padukone during the India Couture Week 2016.
Deepika padukone during the India Couture Week 2016.
Deepika padukone during the India Couture Week 2016.
Deepika padukone during the India Couture Week 2016.
Deepika padukone during the India Couture Week 2016.
Deepika padukone during the India Couture Week 2016.
Deepika padukone during the India Couture Week 2016.
Deepika Padukone and Fawad Khan at India Couture Week 2016.
Deepika Padukone and Fawad Khan at India Couture Week 2016.
Deepika Padukone and Fawad Khan at India Couture Week 2016.
Deepika Padukone and Fawad Khan at India Couture Week 2016.
Deepika Padukone and Fawad Khan at India Couture Week 2016.
Deepika Padukone and Fawad Khan at India Couture Week 2016.
Deepika Padukone and Fawad Khan at India Couture Week 2016.
Deepika Padukone and Fawad Khan at India Couture Week 2016.
Deepika Padukone, Fawad Khan and Manish Malhotra at India Couture Week 2016.
Deepika Padukone, Fawad Khan and Manish Malhotra at India Couture Week 2016

For Fawad, who made his debut into Hindi cinema in 2014 with the romantic comedy “Khoobsurat”, this was the first time on the Indian runway and shared that the experience was “daunting”.

Asked if it was his first time on the ramp in Delhi, Fawad said: “In Delhi for the first time? In India for the first time. Obviously (it was) very daunting…”

Deepika Padukone, Fawad Khan and Manish Malhotra at India Couture Week 2016.
Deepika Padukone, Fawad Khan and Manish Malhotra at India Couture Week 2016.
Deepika Padukone, Fawad Khan and Manish Malhotra at India Couture Week 2016.
Deepika Padukone, Fawad Khan and Manish Malhotra at India Couture Week 2016.
Deepika Padukone, Fawad Khan and Manish Malhotra at India Couture Week 2016.
Deepika Padukone, Fawad Khan and Manish Malhotra at India Couture Week 2016.
Deepika Padukone, Fawad Khan and Manish Malhotra at India Couture Week 2016.
Deepika Padukone, Fawad Khan and Manish Malhotra at India Couture Week 2016.
Deepika Padukone, Fawad Khan and Manish Malhotra at India Couture Week 2016.
Deepika Padukone, Fawad Khan and Manish Malhotra at India Couture Week 2016.
Deepika Padukone, Fawad Khan and Manish Malhotra at India Couture Week 2016.
Deepika Padukone, Fawad Khan and Manish Malhotra at India Couture Week 2016.
Deepika Padukone, Fawad Khan and Manish Malhotra at India Couture Week 2016.
Deepika Padukone, Fawad Khan and Manish Malhotra at India Couture Week 2016.

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