Manish Arora super fans Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Rihanna and Paloma Faith must be very excited after seeing the latest ‘futuristic baroque’ collection from the Indian-born design super house, Manish Arora, at Paris Fashion Week SS11 yesterday. With structured shapes contorting the natural silhouette, bright, bold colours, dazziling embellishment and body armour, it’s easy to see why pop’s most colourful starlets turn to Manish Arora for a show stopping outfit, on and off the stage.
Transporting some of his structured shoulders, silhouettes and circle embellishment from his previous collection, the models marched down the catwalk looking like beautifully dressed futuristic, Amazonian warriors. Colours were more neon and clashing than the previous seasons muted shades, with orange, yellow and aqua being the main colour palette. Dresses rained supreme, and were teamed with knee high socks, that gave the outfits a softer, more playful feel. Futuristic ‘Croydon ponytails’, gold body and face armour complemented the dresses and the ‘pretty/tough’ aesthetic.