Designer Manish Arora talks on a host of topics, from colours to sport this season to launching his new collection on a fashion portal.
The biggest fashion faux pas is…
Not knowing when to stop.
A trend you wish you could revive.
The look of the 1980s.
Bollywood’s most fashionable.
One fashion tip for winter.
Keep it warm and colourful.
A rumour you would like to start.
The 21st century was my era.
Your favourite place to shop in India.
One mistake Indian women make when they dress up.
They usually play it too safe.
You have designed for Rihanna and Lady Gaga to M.I.A. and Katy Perry, who is next on your wish list?
You have five minutes to pack for a trip. What do you take?
My music, my phone and my shoes.
One thing you hate about the fashion industry.
It’s very conventional.
The biggest risk you have taken.
I play with risk each season.
Will we ever see an all-black collection by you?
It’s a myth that I don’t do black clothes. If one says ‘black’, it can be expected that there are 50 blacks in their mind. And all those blacks will be very different.
You de-stress with...
What is the significance of the following colours to you?
Pink: It’s totally me!
Gold: My favourite
Purple: This season.
One piece of advice for budding designers.
Keep it original and be generous.
One wardrobe essential for everyone.
A good fragrance.
The best and the worst thing about online shopping.
You don’t move anywhere.
Birthday: September 5
Sun Sign: Virgo
School/College: National Institute of Fashion Technology, Delhi
First Break: Becoming the creative director of Paco Rabanne in 2011
High Point of Your Life: When I did my first Paris fashion week
Low Point of Your Life: None
Currently I ...have just launched my collection ‘Indian by Manish Arora’ online exclusively on Myntra.com
Interviewed by Apekshita Varshney
From HT Brunch, January 19
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