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Bling King Manav Gangwani Stuns at PCJ Delhi Couture Week

Updated: Jul 8

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Manav Gangwani, often known as the "Bling King," has lived up to his great name with the presentation of his latest collection titled "A Royal Affaire" at PCJ Delhi Couture Week. Some of those who were present included Jetsun Pema, the Queen of Bhutan, whose wedding gown was done by Gangwani, thus adding a royal seal to this glittering event. 


Making a Statement 

An audacious fishnet dress that had 3D ornamentation over one shoulder while a crystal-studded G-string completed the other end was how the show began, thus setting a daring and risqué mood for what would be seen in subsequent catwalks. Manav Gangwani's designs are not for wallflowers; they appeal to people who confidently embrace their philosophy of 'dare to bare'. 

From Monochrome to Red Hot 

Moving away from monochrome elegance, Manav Gangwani turned on the heat, showcasing brilliant red outfits that amazed everyone. The red ensembles were vibrant, just like their details were intricate enough to be brave about their silhouettes. Columnar dresses and voluminous lehengas showed how he was a master of texture and shapes. 


Monochrome Magic 

The first half of the show was monochrome at its best, featuring a variety of lehengas, anarkalis, shararas, churidars, shararas, evening gowns, gowns, and super tight catsuits all in black and white. Each piece was played up by contrasts in texture, and pans were embellished with large crystals that, therefore, reiterated its opulence. 

Black and white cocktail saris dazzled with crystal embellishments, and kick pleats in the saris added a chic European flair. Ruffled skirts, mermaid skirts, skirts, and power shoulders were part of this 80s inspiration, from which emerged outstanding pieces like the Bandage Dress, a favorite but embedded with Glitz & Glamour (the signature style by Gangwani), such as the Lacey micro short dress. 

In a manner that color took center stage for all the wrong reasons, laser-cut, petal-like peplums, and three-dimensional ruffles were some of the fabric manipulations that the designer did to bring out the texture. Each piece within this red segment could be described as an exhibition of drama and boldness, which was "A Royal Affaire" captured in fashion. 


A Symphony of Bling 

True to his nickname, Bling King himself didn't mind scattering sparkles throughout his collection. Every single piece had crystals and sequins that made them shimmer and glow, attracting attention from both the light and the audience's eyes. He embodied his mantra "bling it on" through every outfit, starting with less adorned monochrome ones and ending with super glamorous red outfits. 


Manav Gangwani's "A Royal Affaire" was a masterpiece of couture, displaying his ability to blend daring, bold designs with intricate artistry. This collection wasn't meant for the soft-hearted; it was for those who sought to make statements with clothes, individuals using fashionable attire as a way of expressing themselves boldly. Every piece, from the fishnet opening gown to the red lehenga finale, gave testament to his vision as well as the artistry behind designing them. 



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