Jugni Style’s co-founders Joti and Manjot weigh in on Manish Arora’s couture collection for PCJ Delhi Couture Week 2013.

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The only Indian designer to show at Paris Fashion Week and Delhi/India Fashion Week each season, his “Indian by Manish Arora,” collection includes kurtas, churidars, lehengas, bandhgalas and anarkalis inspired by the baroque period, Buddhist temples, Indian street art, music from the cult film Gangs of Wasseypur, and Indian jewelry from his Paris Spring/Summer 2013 collection. Here’s what we thought about the collection: 

Joti: Manish definitely knows how to do couture when it comes to the runway. He put on an amazing show with fabulous colours, prints, makeup and how can I forget the lights! Would I wear it off the runway? Hmmm, probably not. I would take pieces and come up with my own outfit – his pieces definitely have character! He’s an amazing artist, I would call him the Indian Andy Warhol!

Manjot: Drooling! After the understated elegance and sombre tones from Sabyasachi and Anamika Khanna, I love the pops of colour and craziness from Manish Arora. I would love to wear that the horizontal striped purple and orange peplum lehenga (if I was a bit taller…) or any of the churidar suits. I usually shy away from neon but in Manish’s hands, I’m ready to step out of my comfort zone and try something outrageous. This was one of my favourite shows from Delhi Couture Week.

Tell us what you think – fabulous or ridiculous?

Manish Arora Couture at PCJ Delhi Couture Week 2013
Manish Arora Couture at PCJ Delhi Couture Week 2013
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Manish Arora Couture at PCJ Delhi Couture Week 2013
Manish Arora Couture at PCJ Delhi Couture Week 2013
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Photography Courtesy: FDCI