Devishly devoted to detail, Manish Arora turns up the volume for his Spring 2014 RTW collection during this season’s Paris Fashion Week.
Bold. Bright. Vibrant. Colorful. Arora draws on his Indian heritage with influences in his palette, his makeup, his accessories, and even his textures. Models walked the runway with sharp hues on the eyes, even dotted elaborate masks reminiscent of traditional paintings of Hindu gods. Arms stacked with bracelets, fingers adorned with dangling rings, ears light with long earrings, necks cuffed with collar necklaces, and even a head-chained look, accompanied every look.
The sporty and lightweight ready-to-wear collection featured asymmetrical cuts and silhouettes, with hemlines skimming the knees. With no solid piece in sight, there were tons of art deco geometric patterns, florals, fringes, and extensive beading (which were all expertly handcrafted in India).
The looks were styled mixing patterns, textures, and lengths. One look featured a ruffled texturized sequin knit over a beaded short geometric dress, all of which was over a longer polka dot dress.
Colors in the collection include neon yellow, orange, pink, mixed with spring pastels of light turquoise, seafoam green, lavender, and blush pink. All with solid neutrals like pale platinums and grays, blacks, and whites.
The collection doesn’t take itself too seriously, however there is a definite confidence and self-awareness in the clothes and models who carried off each over-the-top look with ease and surprisingly chic elegance. Perhaps the biggest surprise of all is that the collection does live up to its ready-to-wear label; each look whether styled all together or broken into individual pieces is something the everyday woman can rock every day.
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