Manish goes to town with street fashion
Manish Arora designs for today's woman and brings a very trendy and vibrant collection, typical of street culture to LIFW '03.india Updated: Jul 17, 2003 18:29 IST
Tell us something about the collection that you are showcasing in LIFW 03.
This collection is really for the woman who is on top of the world. She is intimidating, she is powerful, full of life, zest, she is sporty and energetic but mostly she is happy.
What innovation in style, fabric, silhouettes or colours have you incorporated in this collection?
The collection has a lot of glitter, metal, shine various innovative designs made in collaboration with Swarovski. Its street couture…. comfortable, vibrant and its very happy, its about love and being loved….
Where did you draw the inspiration for this collection?
There are various things that are happening all the time, it's a mixture of various thoughts, visuals, experiences, dreams, reality, moments, street, television, news, war, music, love…all combine together to draw an inspiration from.
There is a certain oriental influence in prints and few details mostly because the east really has a lot of energy, old world intelligence, more mysticism and I think as of now it connects somewhere with my being. You see the same in this collection.
What trends do you forecast for the season in terms of colours, silhouettes, fabric etc.?
Colours: Fluorescent colours, Military Green, Red, Brown, Gold, Black, Pink
Fabrics: Velvet, Satin, Net, Lycra, Knits, Polyester Blends, Felt
Cuts, Styles, Silhouettes: Street Couture, stitching details, sporty.
Price Points: Rs. 950 - Rs. 9,500
Other details: There are some stunning Bags and Accessories…(All new*)…
Finally, what are your views on events like LIFW? Do such events fulfil designer aspirations and expectations?
LIFW is only in its fourth year. We have to give credit to all the people involved in promoting it. It is good to know that it has been successful in bringing all the people from the same trade under one banner. At least once in a year .I hope there are more international buyers/stores getting aware of the same, as then it would put Indian fashion somewhere on the world map.