Manish Arora was in an amorous mood for spring. His pastel-infused “Ready for Love” collection was a joyous riot of vintage-inspired psychedelic prints, elaborate embroideries, rich Indian brocades, sequined motifs and Middle Eastern references.
Luxurious sleepwear-inspired designs with a dream-catcher pattern mingled with guipure gowns covered in hearts, kitschy embellished knitwear and embroidered denim jackets. Sequined boxer shorts, pants and dresses, brocade or printed bombers and a chain mail top made up of interlinked embroidered hands all contributed to the festivities.
The designer’s romantic message was sewn in sequins on a couple of looks, adding a touch of street into this maelstrom of candy-colored extravagance.
Skirts and dresses came in midcalf and floor-length designs, either flowing or wrapped around the body. The transparency that is all over the Paris runways was interpreted in washed-out fluorescent or gold layers of tulle that softened up certain looks.
Arora managed to evoke femininity and frivolity in one fell swoop with this rainbow of a collection, a welcome ray of sunshine in contrast to the rainy Paris day outside.