Manav Gangwani, one of the most creative, innovative and promising designers in India, at a young age has made an indelible mark in the fashion world making a compellingly bold style statement.
While still in college, Manav recognized his strong inclination towards designing and the fashion business. He decided to enroll into the Pearl academy of Fashion, New Delhi to hone his talent. On completing his course, he began his career with Carma, New Delhi in the year 1999. From then on there has been no looking back for Manav in the high end luxury market where his label has become one to reckon with.
Manav Gangwani’s evolution reflects a look of unique youthful opulence, whetting the interest of high profile celebrities including Akshay Khanna, Arjun Rampal, Ameesha Patel, Aqeel Ali, Ayesha Thappar, Dia Mirza, Dino Morea, Esha Deol, Farah Khan Ali, Fardeen Khan, Hema Malini, Hrithik Roshan, Jiah Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, John Abraham, Katrina Kaif, Kangana Ranaut, Kareena Kapoor, Karisma Kapoor Kapur, Kylie Minogue, Lady Gaga, Laila Khan, Lara Dutta, Lewis Hamilton, Mahesh Bhupathi, Malaika Khan, Mughda Godse, R Madhavan, Natasha Khan, Neetu Kapoor, Neeta Ambani, Neerja Birla, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Pratibha Advani, Preity Zinta, Priyanka Chopra, Pooja Batra, Peter Andre, Riddhima Kapoor Sahani, Raveena Tandon Thadani, Raima Sen, Rahul Khanna, Sameera Reddy, Shahrukh Khan, Sridevi, Sussanne Roshan, Shruti Hassan, Sophie Choudry, Saif Ali Khan Pataudi, Soha Ali Khan Pataudi, Sharmila Tagore Pataudi, Salman Khan, Sir Eric Clapton, Sonakshi Sinha, Sonam Kapoor, Tabu, Tina Ambani, Zeenat Aman, Zayed Khan & of course the very gorgeous Aishwarya Rai Bachchcan !!!
Manav has also collected a few political bigwigs like the highly respected & refined Priyanka Gandhi, Smita Thackeray, Amar Singh as his clientele.
Friends from the fashion fraternity, like Rohit Bal and Manish Malhotra, have shown their credence in Manav Gangwani as a designer & a brand by walking the ramp for his shows.
Manav has also had the honor of dressing royalty….The King Of Bhutan “His Highness Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuk” is a personal friend to Manav Gangwani and he has had the pleasure of designing for His Highness on a regular basis. In fact for the grand occasion of his wedding to Her Highness, Queen Jetsun Pema Wangchuck Manav Gangwcani had the opportunity of designing garments for them to be worn on various events. The Crown Prince of Bahrain “His Highness Shaikh Salman Bin Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa” has also been very predisposed towards Manav Gangwani couture and chooses to wear his designs at a few occasions.
On the proud occasion of the WORLD PREMIER for “Slumdog Millionaire” in Mumbai Manav Gangwani had the pleasure of designing a very special sari for the much talented and exquisite, Frieda Pinto. For Manav, it was exceptionally rewarding, to be a part of the celebrations of the tremendous pride that Slumdog Millionaire & the actors have brought to India.
“My muse is a sensuous woman, who is disposed to make a statement & break all the norms” declares Manav Gangwani.
Manav Gangwani retails from his Boutique “ Manav Gangwani Couture” located at “DLF Emporio” in Vasant Kunj, New Delhi. Manav also has various agents situated across the world carrying his collections…so as to be more accessible to special clients….
Having established his Women’s Couture label,”MANAV GANGWANI COUTURE”, he diversified his talents, to Menswear, designing Haute Couture Sherwanis, Tuxedos & Jackets only for his shows & special clients.
His future plans include: Manav Gangwani Couture to open in Mumbai & Dubai in 2012...and a special Gourmet Concept: MG Cafe...
Amongst his many and varied achievements Manav Gangwani styled the décor for LOUIS VUITTON event in Oct’2007. His designs were also displayed along with Louis Vuitton products. Furthermore he designed & conceptualized an evening for the launch of BARCLAYS PREMIERE in Feb’2008 for the international brand BARCLAYS BANK. Manav Gangwani has also designed for a number of celebrity weddings.
Manav Gangwani's approach to excellence, style, emotions & inspiration has brought in a new spirit to the world of Indian fashion. Realizing that style can be further enhanced in conjunction with music, Manav conceptualized with sarod players Amaan Ali Khan & Ayaan Ali Khan, a synchronization of fashion & music reflecting the purity of refined style infused with emotions titled “PASSION”' in 2007.
Manav Gangwani, a multi-faceted designer also paints comical canvases of people who inspire him in his spare time. He has painted for a number of celebrities like Karan Johar, Shahrukh Khan, Simi Garewal, Raveena Tandon Thadani, and Amjad Ali Khan & family amongst many others.
Now at 34, Manav Gangwani’s is already a widely recognized and a well loved brand, and is still growing!!