India Couture Week 2016 started yesterday and I’m already salivating. Any fashion lover can relate. While I’m a wee bit far from Mumbai, the world of social media has made it possible to further indulge this curiosity. The five-day affair opens with the most coveted and acclaimed of designers as would any other major industry event.

This years show begins with Manish Malhotra – an international designer who has been a household name in India for decades. Malhotra’s collection, A Persian Story, will set the precedence for many of the other talents to follow, including favorites Tarun Tahiliani and Anita Dongre.

Fawad Khan and Deepika Padukone are pictured below walking the runway for Malhotra. The best of Bollywood and Lollywood wil be present for this important week and I anticipate nothing short of spectacular and jaw-dropping couture.

Deepika’s lehenga and choli ensemble in deep red leads me to believe that the South Asian bridal wave will head back to a traditional color palette. She can do no wrong!

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