Manish Arora took “street style” to the most literal sense in his A/W 2012 show, held in an open-air industrial space near the Seine. Complete with hooded graffitti artists, spray paint cans and a white canvas backdrop, only Arora could make the ruble and ruins of industrial decay look good. Though the paint fumes permeated the air (some needed to feel an enhanced reality to enjoy this collection), the fall 2012 line was colorful, retro, and extremely vibrant.
Combining the neon yellows, fuchsias and deep purples of street art with 1950s silhouettes, the Indian designer explored a Brooklyn cityscape in a more appealing light. A rich mix of materials were on display, including dyed Scandinavian Saga fur, crepe, tulle and silk satin. Embellished with sequins, cherry blosson appliqués, wings on over-sized tops, and holographic body harnesses made of tape measures, there was no inch of fabric that went unnoticed. In fact, sometimes the eye had a difficult time deciding where to look first.
Written by: Kimberly Dreisinger
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