Pinch me. Manish Arora Spring 2012 is incredible.
Manish Arora was his usual theatrical self, and delivered a show as entertaining as it was finely crafted.
It kicked off with one of Pedro Almodovar’s favorite actresses, Rossy de Palma, in a holographic cocktail dress, leading a troop of girls in embroidered, sci-fi gear fit for an Amazon from outer space. She led them right to some tables laden with tea pots and hookahs, after which they got up and walked around on the runway.
Carved wooden cages mimicking a mannequin’s chest became fierce armor, and frou-frou dresses gave the silhouettes an eccentric feminine touch. “It’s for women who want to move, run,” the designer told us backstage. Yet the biggest novelty for Manish is a definite paring down in terms of color palette: flesh tones and black & white patterns were recurring yet novel components of the collection; garments were a tad more wearable, and many straight leg jeans were on show.
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