20 Jan 2009

Adore Arora

If there's one thing I love more than home grown fashion talent, it's new international talent, and there are few better examples of this than Manish Arora. Extravagant, bold and playful just about summaries the ethos of hot Indian designer Manish Arora. Founded in 1997, Manish Arora, (and his label by the same name), took off in 2002 when it opened it's flagship New Delhi store and won Best Women's Ready to Wear designer at the Mumbai Indian Fashion Awards in 2004. Already acclaimed in the East, 2005 saw Manish Arora go on to receive global recognition after the Victoria and Albert museum invited the label to display it's creations as part of their 'Global Local' exhibition, and made his London fashion week debut. Last year Manish collaborated with Walt Disney, and the artists Keiichi Tanaami and Subodh Gupta for his A/W 08 collection, proving that his label is one with a truly global credentials. Manish's best known creation is probably this stunning piece of whimsical design ingenuity, that is part of his S/S 09 collection, and worn by Katy Perry as one of her ten outfits, at the 2008 MTV awards.

With a 'Don't like my designs? You don't have to', attitude, Manish incorporates traditional designs and workmanship into his western friendly collections by using rich, vibrant colours, such as stunning peacock blues, and lots of patchwork and sequins, that make every garment a stunningly original piece.

If you love Manish's work, but can't afford his S/S collection, you can grab a piece of the action from the higher end of the high street. Having collaborated with Reebok to produce his 'Fresh Fish', footwear range of uber hip urban sports shoes, your feet can get all dressed up in bright designs and zesty hues that would drive Agy yn wild.

Stocked globally, and found in the UK in Liverpool and Bath, as well as at six London shops, including Harrods , and cutting edge designer central, Dover Street Market, it's never been easy to go all exotic and adore Manish Arora.

13 comments:

Couture Carrie said...

Love these fanciful designs, especially the last 2 dresses!

xoxox,
CC

TheMinx said...

I loveed that Katy Perry dress, even though she got a lot of hate for it. And those kicks are flyy.

I don't know if I told you before, but the name of your blog kind of made my life.

Savvy Mode SG said...

how fun...

Dooder City said...

Wow, what an imagination.

The Clothes Horse said...

Those pieces are kinda crazy/awesome.

yiqin; said...

The huge dresses are awesome!

dapper kid said...

I do adore the use of colour and crazy patterns, and those shoes are super cool!

♥ fashion chalet said...

Your comment made me laugh and so do your blog title =] I agree, if shoes look good on who even cares if you can walk in them or not?? =]

xxx

Swell Vintage - Frankie said...

out of this world! x

cherish_jd said...

oh my! this awesome!

coco said...

I'm not that into this look, but I think Katy Perry looked fab on stage.

Winnie said...

I think he is awesome. I love his crazy, quirky designs and that carousel dress KP was wearing was hilarious but in a good way! I love that he has fun with his designs.

LJ said...

the blue ruffle piece looks like the ocean! nom nom nom
xx-LJ from SOS!