Thursday, 1 March 2012

Paris Fashion Week - Manish Arora

The show, held on the edge of the river in a warehouse like space featured a live graffiti wall from Paris’s famed street artists Rude, Vizion and Broke. As the show started the graffiti artwork continued undeterred.
A riot of colour and sparkles hit the catwalk at Manish Arora began with appliqué leaves and flowers pasted on stone with a wide A-line skirt opened the show. Black velvet featured flashes of mossy greens, emerald, dripping silver and deep purple. Outerwear was teamed with popular elbow length leather gloves and fur was used to trim sleeves and a favourite piece was a neon yellow muff with a embellished tube dresses.
Caged harnesses began to be used in the show and were made of opalescent coated leather that shimmered and sculpted the 50’s a-line silhouette and added a kinky edge to the otherwise feminine collection. Neon, circuit board like prints were splattered across soft, tight dresses while neon floral embellishment played across jackets, trousers and dresses and added to the prints.
More opalescent laser cut leather was worked into the show in full bodices, necklaces and belts mixed with brightly dyed fur and petal details that formed capes and jackets.
For the finale the models arrived on the catwalk wearing Riviera style dresses that matched the graffiti wall and stood in place, blending into the wall stylishly.
The entire show was beautifully put together and a joy to watch!
Jemima Daisy

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