Etihad Airways, the world-class airline known for its impeccable in-flight service and hospitality presented the glitzy, glamorous, collection called ‘Cosmic Love’ by internationally renowned designer Manish Arora at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2017 to bring Day 4 to a closure.
When it is a Manish Arora show no ordinary venue is right for this designer whose creativity is of the extreme kind. So, it was the atrium of Palladium Mall, one of the most unique venues for a fashion show that one can ever dream of. 40 Models moved up and down the escalators in their intergalactic creations to an audience that was left in absolute awe of Manish’s fantabulous creative genius.
Manish Arora’s Autumn/Winter 2017 collection celebrated its tenth anniversary, after showing it at Paris Fashion Week has turned the designer’s name into a global phenomenon.
Manish Arora said:
“I am delighted to celebrate the 10th anniversary of my Paris collection ‘Cosmic Love’ by showcasing it during Lakmé Fashion Week. The line I am bringing to Mumbai is inspired by the tribes of Africa and outer reaches of the cosmos. Having spent 10 years of my working life in Paris after launching my career in Delhi, I have drawn much inspiration from my travels to the work I create. It’s wonderful to be associated with Etihad Airways, an airline I have admired and travelled with for so many years.”
The creations were a visual interplay of colours, styles, intricate silhouettes and designs. Taking the audience on a fast-paced fashion journey from Tribal Africa to Aztec prints that reflected Art Deco touches, Manish created geometrics with patchwork and embroidery. Detailing has always been Manish’s fortè and the designer unleashed stunning velvet appliqués and optical illusion peacock embellishments in gleaming gold and green.
Astrology played a major role for embroidery, as shooting stars and golden sunrays appeared on silk crêpe drawstring dresses and cropped denim jackets. Swarovski crystals looked magnificent for paisleys that were emblazoned on burgundy, tunic dresses or velvet gowns.
Colours played a celestial symphony as mustard, tangerine, midnight blue, violet, fuchsia and royal blue turned into the ideal basis for the collection.
From denim tunics, tiered evening wear, satin quilted bombers, the look progressed to flowing wrap dresses, Dupion silk trouser suits, silver, silk, organza, dresses, waistcoats, sweatshirts and skirts.
For more futuristic space age excitement, Manish gave a stylish boost with flaming comets and whirling planets in orbits that appeared on the ensembles.
A variety of fabrics rocketed onto the ramp with denim, organza, boiled wool, raw plastic, velvet, twill, crêpe and Dupion that set the path for the outfits.
For added fashion excitement Manish teamed the garments with woven bags and chokers, which were the perfect opulent accessories to complement the garments.
To match the interesting collection, Lakmé Makeup Expert, Sandhya Shekar created a look with pop, vibrant colours. Elements of jewels were played on the face with the tones kept very Indian like burnt orange, bright pink and acrylic blue.
It was a perfect end on Day Four when Etihad Airways presented the breath taking, intergalactic, fashion, odyssey ‘Cosmic Love’ by Manish Arora that transported the audience into the mesmerizing universe of style, elegance and drama.