Zarine Manchanda
Femina|January 2021
Femina celebrates the stylish, sophisticated and fashionable women of India and our cover girl this month is an exciting new face to showcase.

Zarine Manchanda, a rising star in the fashion world, embodies these qualities as she blends a couture fashion sense and impeccable style in a simple, authentic manner. More than a pretty face, she is also an empowered woman, a role model, and the new paradigm of what it means to be an accomplished young woman in today’s India.

Most recently, she featured as a showstopper in the Bombay Times Fashion Week 2020 extravaganza in December. Wearing a gorgeously embroidered lehnga by designer Soshai by Sofi’s collection, she made a grand debut. Says Zarine: “It was a dream come true. I wanted to be a showstopper since I was a little girl. I’m so grateful to Sophiya Gupta for creating such a masterpiece to wear. And I want to thank all the beautiful and talented models who walked the ramp with me. I know they are hardworking and some of them might not have honored as a showstopper till date and here I was a new girl having that honor. So, I thank them for their support and encouragement.”

Her path to the runway began in Himachal Pradesh, where she grew up in a village near Dharamshala. But make no mistake, she was never a simple village girl. Zarine adds “I was blessed growing up in a prominent political family. My father was a minister and successful businessman, so I enjoyed the luxuries of life. Fashion was my first passion; I loved dresses and always wanted the latest and most unique designs. I know I drove my dear parents’ crazy with my love of fashion and style.”

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