Manish Malhotra on his journey and first virtual reality show at Lakme Fashion Week 2016

Renil Abraham

Aug 20, 2016 17:30:07 IST

​Celebrated fashion designer, stylist and possibly the best in the business, Manish Malhotra joined us on The Firstpost Show with Renil Abraham straight after the preview of his special virtual reality show that he is doing at Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2016 in association with Etihad Airways.

Manish Malhotra



From moving from infront of the camera to behind the scenes as one of the biggest designers the world has ever seen, to how nervous he gets in the backstage and to a fun round of 'This or That', Manish Malhotra did spill a few beans on the show.

​He told us about how he started off as a model and then realized that his calling was designing. From working as a sales boy in a boutique to now, he has come a long way ahead.

Manish was not planning to do a show at the Winter Festive season of Lakme Fashion Week 2016 because of too many wedding orders, but Etihad Airways came on board for something completely unique and new. For the first ever time, a fashion show would be shot for virtual reality and this would ensure that whoever uses the virtual reality video later would get the same view and feel as the front row audience. From a bit of back stage action to the ramp, the this would include everything.

Towards the end of the show, he played a few fun rounds of 'This or That' where he was given options and had choose one among the two. He chose Karishma Kapoor over Kareena Kapoor, but chose Kareena over Deepika. His latest 'Persian Story' collection makes it looks like the 'Fawad Khan bee' has bit him too as he chose Fawad over Arjun Kapoor. Between two of his closest friends, Karan Johar and Niranjan Iyengar, he chose Karan and explained that the choices he make are based on the amount of time he spent working with that person.

There is much more to this conversation, watch the full show right here.

Updated Date: Aug 26, 2016 14:15:06 IST