Displaying his art deco, pop and wildlife inspired creations, celebrated designer Manish Arora returned to the Indian ramp with a spectacular show and a retrospective of his earlier collections at the PCJ Delhi Couture Week. Arora, whose celebrity clientele ranges from Katy Perry to Lady Gaga, summed up his favourite pieces from his past three years’ collections at the show last night and also did a retrospective of some of his classic creations which were never before shown in India. “This was a mix of all my collections from the past three years, my favourite pieces from the Paris Fashion Weeks. Then we also had a number of pieces as a retrospective,” Arora said after the show.
The show itself was a visual spectacle with neon dots as decor and multi-coloured lights lining the ramp as models walked through wearing clothes from Arora’s previous collections like Space/Disco, India Pop, Warriors, Graffiti Art, Circus, Baroque and Magic. Mostly in red and black the clothes had various graphic art, embellishments and a considerable use of fur. “The fur used is real, but its legal and official. I have tried to use mostly natural fabrics, but there is a use of plastic and other materials as well. I am fond of colours so my collections are bright, inspired by various artistes from across the world. “I am inspired by anything and everything. My ideas are simple but their execution is tough. I made a dress inspired by a butterfly, which took us six months to finish, “said Arora.
By: S. Sarvesh