Manish Malhotra eyes global expansion after Ambani investment

Reliance Brands has been a gateway to India for foreign luxury firms looking to enter one of the world's largest retail markets, bringing at least 35 international brands to the country, including Burberry Group Plc, Hugo Boss AG, and Jimmy Choo.

Manish Malhotra eyes global expansion after Ambani investment
Indian fashion designer, couturier, costume stylist, entrepreneur, filmmaker, revivalist Manish Malhotra. Photo: Twitter.

Manish Malhotra, stylist to some of Bollywood's biggest stars over the last three decades, plans to double his retail chain and build his first overseas store, only months after Asia's richest man, Mukesh Ambani invested in his namesake fashion house.

The first international brick-and-mortar outlet is likely to come up by early 2023 in the U. S., U. K. or the Middle East where the luxury brand has a “huge following,” Malhotra said in an interview in Mumbai. At least six new stores in India and abroad are in the pipeline, he added.