Prints are layered in sheer textures to create the hazy effect of double vision and dream state, whilst iridescent embroidery recalls the shimmering sun of long summer days. 3-D embroidered roses and graphic vinyl and chiffon eyes hypnotize beneath holographic panels.
An inter-play of inside versus outside sees cut away details on prints revealing hidden embroideries and jewellery glinting behind translucent glass nylon and striped knitwear touched with a gossamer lightness.
Self-reflection is playfully mirrored in pearlescent, reflective embroidery and pleated sequins. Embellishment is infused with an airy lightness throughout. Hallucinatory gods and astronauts float through kaleidoscopic lunar worlds on printed aertex and sporty mesh lined in iridescent lurex.
Long, languid silhouettes inject the collection with the relaxed ease of t-shirt dressing, and sporty separates of cycling shorts and glittering tube tops are paired with matching sun caps.
A euphoric positivity permeates the collection in ambient shades of sunset pinks and peaches and glimmering early morning blues and fresh whites.
Gladiator cyber sandals in holographic pvc have traces of our heroine’s mind expanding travels in pastel splashes, while prismatic necklaces and rings in laser cut plexiglass punctuate the collection.
At the end of her journey, an airy sense of enlightenment is achieved and we are fully immersed in the Manish Arora universe, which can now be experienced first hand with the opening of the designer’s new Paris store on Rue Rouget de Lisle.
Photos courtesy of Manish Arora