For Spring Summer 2013, Manish Arora goes back to his roots and pays tribute to India. The country’s rich artistic legacy of ornamentation continues to inspire the world, with its vibrant colours, decorative arts, intricate architecture and unique handicrafts…
The collection is an impeccable blend of India’s true essence and Manish’s vision of experiments in contemporary art and fashion. He takes Inspiration from the myriad aesthetic layers of India, from its opulent embroideries to its intricate craftsmanship in architecture and ornamentation. He incorporates homage to nature often found in Indian jewellery.
Breaking new ground in the fashion world, Manish has reinterpreted traditional Indian silhouettes through a modern lens. The collection has a series of prints, a combination of Indian jewelry and ornate panthers, tigers and gazelles.
Animal prints have been developed with chip hand embroidery technique. The sequin textures are hand-embroidered with the use of enameled jewels, metals and crystals. Hand-embroidered Zardozi and appliqué work on the silhouettes make the garments look modern and elegant.
Gold, which has always been dominant in ornamentating the body in India, is employed as a bold accent on the pastel colored backgrounds of the textiles. This season, cotton fabric has been used extensively along with, silk crepes, georgette, chiffon and hand woven silk brocade from Varanasi (India).
The stunning range of traditional Indian costumes, kurtas, angrakhas, Rajasthani blouses, churidars and salwars both add to the embellishment of the collection and honours Indian heritage and the shoes were made in collaboration with Giuseppe Zanotti Design.