Designer Manish Malhotra, in association with the Mijwan Welfare Society, celebrates the ethereal art of Chikankari with his new range – Mijwan Summer 2017
Having originated in the 17th-century courts of the Nawabs, the art of Chikankari remains uniquely exquisite and much desired amongst its patrons today. Endorsing its relevance in contemporary fashion is couturier Manish Malhotra, as he showcases the stunning nuances of this elegant embroidery technique with Mijwan Summer 2017. This year, Manish finishes six years of his journey with the Mijwan Welfare Society (MWS). Named after a local village in Uttar Pradesh, the initiative is one that is close to the designer’s heart. Spearheaded by ShabanaAzmi, Namrata Goyal and Manish Malhotra, the NGO operates with the dual objective of reviving the timeless craft of Chikan embroidery as well as empowering local women. What started off as a passion project with 40 women has now grown to empower over 300 women today. Inspired by the artful handicraft of these women, Manish yet again, revives embroidered elegance with urban silhouettes in this new collection.