Just when you think fashion is getting boring and repetitive (because it can often be both), Manish Arora comes with another Ready-to-Wear collection that challenges your ideas about good style and art.
For his Spring 2014 Ready-to-Wear collection at Paris Fashion Week, Manish Arora presented something more casual, sporty and pastel than we’re used to from the designer. His collection included Twenties-inspired drop-waist flapper dresses paired with printed vests and hoodies; kaleidoscope, pineapple and heart prints; knee-length dresses and skirts with beading and fringe; punk hair; and lots and lots of layering.
And the jewelry! Another outstanding collaboration with Amrapali – we need those neon bauble glasses and metallic sunburst dangling earrings.
The background music by MIA was fitting – she’s one celebrity we can picture wearing the dresses and printed zip-up hoodies.
Our one beef with the designer: he couldn’t find a single darker skinned or South Asian model to use in the show? As diversity on runways dwindles internationally, we’re disappointed with how Manish Arora casted his show.
Tell us what you think: is the collection too crazy, too funny or too fabulous? Do you think Manish Arora should do more to improve diversity on the runway? See the slideshow below for more photos from the show.
Photography: Giovanni Gionani – Women’s Wear Daily and Getty Images