Future is here, at least for the Indian designer Manish Arora, who showcased his Baroque Ornamentation at Paris Fashion Week. The designer, known for his love of vibrant colours and abstract shapes, took inspiration from Baroque, an artistic style prevalent from the late 16th century to the early 18th century predominating Europe characterized by dynamic movement, overt emotion and self-confident rhetoric. For Manish it was individualistic and very Indian, though some of the fashion critics have said its Lady Gaga goin gaga.
Manish combined Indian techniques with geometric designs in bold beautiful colours with a heady mix of different kinds of head gears and weird hairstyles for his beach baroque set of clothes. When his show started all of a sudden it was splash of colours. According to him the bottomline of the international fashion is that it should be no longer boring, Manish was speaking to a news agency about his collection.
This was his fifth season at fashion’s biggest trade event – the Paris Fashion Week, and his ninth international showcase – Paris (five shows) and London (four shows). His collection was also supported by Swarovski which is described by the designer as “mute, metallic, crystalline and European with wide and stiff shoulders resembling Greek armour-plates and military epaulettes”.
What’s in the collection – glamorous evening ensembles futuristic gowns reminiscent of Star War series, the hips of the dresses were padded for additional contours and stiff look, sheer pants and tops with sequins,outfits embroidered with crystals, beads, fine metal sheaths, applique needlework and long Victorian trains along the assymetrical hemlines, trailing into metres of sheer organza, crepe, nets, cotton-satins, silk and georgettes on the floor.
Not to miss out Manish’s signature shoes, metallic pumps, bangles, and head gears in the shape a motor car. Paris Fashion Week was taken aback!