Manish Malhotra  (picture credit: Daboo Ratnani)
Manish Malhotra (picture credit: Daboo Ratnani)

After the grand finale of fantastic proportions last time, it was only fitting that Bollywood’s fashion czar work his inimitable magic on the ramp this Winter Festive season. That’s right, Manish Malhotra has been announced as the Grand Finale Designer for Lakmé Fashion Week, Winter/ Festive 2011.

Manish Malhotra is the first Lakmé Grand Finale designer who showcased his Shimmer Shine Sparkle collection way back in 1999 and presented the Free Spirit Collection in 2007. This year, he is poised to bring to life the high performance long-wear makeup range, Lakmé ABSOLUTE. This will be the third time he will be showcasing his collection at the Lakmé Grand Finale.

Grand Finale Summer Resort 2011 designers Gauri and Nainika
Lakmé Grand Finale Summer/Resort 2011 designers Gauri and Nainika

The Lakmé Grand Finale has a history of uniting the best in beauty and fashion. Season after season, we have seen India’s top hair and make-up experts working in collaboration with the talent, designer, stunning models and performers to present not just a show but an experience to remember. Be it a tale spun from myriad fantasies like Gauri and Nainika‘s dreamy vision or Bollywood’s glamour shining bright on the ramp, this is one date saved on every fashionista’s calendar.