Designers have gone global, not Indian Fashion: Manish Arora

Manish Arora

"Indian fashion is not global, its only a few fashion designers who have put India on the global map though there is lot of potential for Indian fashion," says Arora, who is all set to showcase his collection at the upcoming Paris Fashion week in October.

"I am the only one who has been there so many times and I am getting more popular," he said.
Arora, who is the master of psychedelic representation first made his presence in the International circuit at the London Fashion week in 2005.
He is said to be the only Indian fashion designer to make it to eight international fashion weeks, four times each at the London and Paris Fashion week.

"I am learning each day and as long as I am alive I would love to design. My present collection is very futuristic as you have to be new every time," Arora says.
"There are many different ideas used in this collection," says Arora who will be showcasing 30 garments from his collection at the Paris Fashion Week.

Arora who has a faithful clientele of various Bollywood and Hollywood A-listers feels that International celebs can surely carry off his creations with a panache.
"I have dressed up Lady Gaga and Katy Perry who understand my fashion and look fabulous. You don't have a fashion icon in India as whoever get more hits in Bollywood is branded as the next icon," Arora says.
Contrary to his wild colour prints, Arora's latest collection supported by Amby Valley City, has fewer colour mixtures compared to his earlier collections.
"Usually you see me with colours like turquoise and yellow, I have not omitted colours but it's not like I have put all colours together this time. The collection is inspired by geometrics and you see various shapes like circles, squares and triangles," he says.

The designer, who first started his eponymous label in 1997, tries to combine Indian style with western ethos to create a perfect blend of both.
"I have used lot of Indian embroidery but have not tried to make it look ethnic so that the garment stands out internationally. The idea is to look forward and not backward, also not forgetting that I am an Indian," Arora says.

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