Unique. Futuristic. Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century-chic. Those are just a few adjectives that may enter into the minds of fashion enthusiasts upon first glance of Manish Arora’s Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear collection. The New Delhi-based designer, regarded by many as “the John Galliano of India”, explored the possibilities of a woman traveling through outer space and bumping into “hallucinatory Gods and astronauts floating through kaleidoscopic lunar worlds” in the brand’s most recent RTW collection. Using personal signatures such as rich color palettes and kitsch motifs that combine traditional Indian styles with Westernized silhouettes, Arora’s spring collection features sheer paneling, opalescent embroideries, golden space pods and 3D roses appliqued atop mirror images to create a double vision effect. Also featured is a cosmic collection of accessories ranging from sequined helmets, baseball caps made from scarves and embroidered backpacks consisting of plexiglas pieces used in previous Manish Arora jewelry collections. Although the Manish Arora girl may not represent “the every day girl”, Arora’s undeniable confidence is so compelling that any girl will feel her best while strutting her stuff in one, or many, of his psychedelic ensembles.
Photos courtesy of Yanni Vlamos 2014.
Written by: Lauren Gilliam