Posted by Amit Singh

With lady of the moment Deepika Padukone and Bollywood's hottest import Fawad Khan on the ramp, ace designer Manish Malhotra weaved a Persia-inspired collection at the opening of India Couture Week 2016.

Setting off the right tone for the rest of the fashion week, which will see the participation of 11 formidable designers like Rohit Bal, and even Tarun Tahiliani and Anita Dongre who will grace the platform for the first time, Malhotra's collection was inspired by the stunning architecture of Persia. The five-day fashion extravaganza will lure the Capital’s fashion divas with the best of couture trends. The opening day's highlight was, predictably, actors Deepika Padukone and Fawad Khan. Just Check Out:

Show-opener Fawad Khan looked absolutely believable like a Persian prince, dressed in a long jacket with a monogram, a maroon wrapped tunic - a style that was duplicated with minor changes in several other pieces as well. 

The Hottest Bollywood actress DP stole the show in an off- shoulder choli and embroidered red lehenga. Deepika's accessories composed of a polki-pearl choker and ahath-phool from Hazoorilal by Sandeep Narang.

Deepika Padukone, Fawad Khan wow as Manish Malhotra's show-stoppers at Couture Week 2016

India Couture Week 2016: Kananga Ranaut looks ravishing as a Mughal empress for Manav Gangwani

Actress Kangana Ranaut looked every inch a Mughal empress as she walked for Manav Gangwani in his creation from his latest collection titled Begum-e-Jannat at the India Couture Week 2016 on Sunday. Ranaut looked ravishing in a maroon choli, with mirror work, that she paired with a heavily embroidered lehenga and mesh duppatta. The Queen star with beautiful curls completed her regal look with minimal make-up. 

The Tanu Weds Manu star, who walked for the designer for the second time, says she felt special in the showstopper dress. 

The collection featured a variety of textures and colors like gunmetal grey, fresh peachy coral, ethereal aqua and finally maroon.

This couture collection showcases the best of what the MG brand is loved for while embracing new colors and silhouettes for the modern Indian woman. :)