by Ben Knight Evans .

Café carnival at Manish Arora

Opening with an elaborate mise-en-scène of a flouncing madame ordering models to be seated at café tables and then to exit the runway, Manish Arora showed a characteristically flamboyant and celebratory collection earlier today featuring plumed peplums and audibly heavy embroidery. Retaining the carnivalesque palette that forms his signature, the kaleidoscope was tempered towards the end with a monochromatic festival crowd print, a graphicism possibly linked to his association with freshly revived Paco Rabanne for whom Arora shows his first collection on Tuesday.

1 comment

  1. Gabrielle
    02:56 13 Jan 2012
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