Manish Malhotra has come out with a new “Indo-Persian” collection called “Zween.” I had never heard of the word before but apparently it’s Arabic and means beautiful.
I thought I would share some pictures from an actual “Indo-Persian” culture since I can’t find Iran in the above pictures; just Bollywood wearing a few floral motifs..
Manish should have simply titled his exhibition; “back to Pakistan” or something such rather than unnecessarily exotify it with “Zween” and Indo-Persian. Like any good Delhite Punjabi he feels the tug of that hypnotic rich Mughlai high culture that has miraculously endured in Karachi..
However unfortunately Pakistan has failed as a country and is rightfully perceived as a basket-case. On the hand the rise and rise of India continues..
A year after #SareeSearch, DCM Carlson is celebrating Indian #IndependenceDay with her collection of 16 sarees. She loves them all, esp #Khadi & #Handloom- fabric that feels like freedom! To her, sarees represent the rich diversity of #IncredibleIndia. #WeWearCulture #USIndiaDosti Smriti Zubin Irani Ministry of Textiles, Government of India
Posted by U.S. Embassy India on Friday, August 10, 2018