Paris Fashion Week 2014: Indian Fashion Designer, Manish Arora
Manish Arora, India-born fashion designer first launched his label ‘Manish Arora’ in 1997, New Dehli. Three years from this Arora respresented India at the Hong Kong Fashion Week. In addition to this, he featured in India’s first ever Fashion Week also held in New Dehli. In 2004 he won Best Womeswear Designer Prize of the Indian Fashion Awards 2004.
Following his breakthrough, he debuted at the London Fashion week in September 2005 and his first Paris Fashion Week in October 2007. Arora has been appearing in every season at Paris Fashion Week since. During this year he became a member of the renowned French Federation of Pret-a-Porter. Arora’s designs are sold in prestigious stores worldwide such as Galleries Lafayette, Joyce and Beams.
In 2011 Arora was appointed Creative Director for French fashion house, Paco Robanne and designed two collections for the iconic fashion brand having then left in 2012.
Being one of the most celebrated and inspiring contemporary designers in the fashion world today, he is known for his incisive artistry and distinctive play on colours. His signature trademark is his palette of pinks and gold. Arora’s designs are inspired by Indian heritage captured with a unique modern vibe.
Arora has collaborated with established brands such as Walt Disney, Swarvoski, Swatch, Reebok, Barbie, Mono Prix, Nespresso, Nivea, MAC Cosmetics, Pommery, Amrapali amongst others. He also holds a licensing agreement with UK company Inspecs Eyewear.
His signature designs have been worn by global starts such as Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry.
In 2012, Arora joined forces with India’s biggest Women’s Ethic Wear Retail brand BIBA. This collaboration launched label, ‘Indian by Manish Arora’ bringing to life a sense of his innovative design and craft to Indian clothing.
Here is Arora’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection showcased at this year’s Paris Fashion Week on 25 September 2014 taken by Vogue…