By his own admission, fashion designer Manish Malhotra is a workhalic who doesn’t understand the concept of putting up your feet with a glass of champagne and a spot of brunch on a Sunday afternoon.
That work ethos was never more evident when the designer launched his ‘Festive Collection’ at the London designer boutique Aashni + Co this week.
The Festive Collection is one of the highlights of the fashion calendar in India and coincides with the country’s festival season and this was the first time Malhotra has unveiled it in London – a city which he said was “special” to him and where he intends placing a permanent footprint in the not-too-distant future.
Malhotra was also unveiled on the day as an ambassador for the British Asian Trust, the charity founded by Prince Charles.
“I am overwhelmed at the opportunity of coming on board as an ambassador for The British Asian Trust. I have been observing their great work for some time and am looking forward to contributing in my own way”, Malhotra said.
The UKAsian caught up with the designer to talk about his plans for London and the sartorial choices of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.