May 22, 2012

Manish Arora AW12

Manish Arora recently launched his new Autumn/Winter line at the 2012 Paris Fashion Week, after ending his 1 year contract as the creative director of French fashion house Paco Rabanne.

His designs have become increasingly popular among many Hollywood celebrities such as Heidi Klum, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez, MIA, Nicole Scherzinger, Rihanna, Beth Ditto, Nicki Minaj, Pixie Geldof and many more. Manish’s designs are stocked in 75 stores worldwide with a majority in Europe, and he shows no signs of slowing down.

Manish is well-known for the amount of detailing in each garment, and his designs stand out due to the dominance of vibrant colours and the use of rich tones. He blends traditional and intricate applique, beading and embroidery with more westernised silhouettes to create a modern feel. This modern feel, however, is usually pushed even further to create an almost futuristic and space-age style, which can be described as quite bizarre. He is also no stranger to eye-catching prints and designs, which feature as a main theme in his Autumn/Winter line.

At the launch of his line in Paris, Arora chose to have a graffiti mural painted as the backdrop of his catwalk, which read ‘Life is Beautiful’. This statement set the mood for the show and prepared audiences for the vibrant, unique and rich-textured garments that was soon to be revealed. The show progressed from extravagant autumn-themed designs to more wearable graffiti and flower printed designs, and finally finished off with fur-edged dresses and skirts.

At the conclusion of the show, Arora had once again successfully managed to wow audiences with his creativity and uniqueness in fashion, and his innovative and bold cuts.

Here are some snapshots from his recent show: