Fashion Crush: Manish Arora

April 7, 2014

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Our Mackage brand is carried by some of the most beautiful, exclusive stores and boutiques in the world. Every time I visit a city, I make a point to go see where “we hang”. (get it? Hang?)

Last time I was in Korea, I visited Tom Greyhound, one of the most beautiful stores I’ve ever seen, complete with architecture and deco to drool for. The store itself is a work of art, designed by some of the most sought-after interior designers and artists. It is located in the basement of the  Ann Demeulemesteer building , which is itself entirely covered by moss. The journey inside is a surreal adventure, only to arrive amongst some of the finest brands in the world with a curated collection of the best garments by the best designers… Such great taste, I’m so proud they carry our coats! Koreans do style so well, everytime I go, I come back super inspired, with a ton of ideas…

Tom Grey hound

So, while I was swooning over the amazing selection of clothes and accessories, I came across the work of Manish Arora, and I fell in fashion love. (yes, that’s a thing). I didn’t know it then, but when I researched him ( “research” is the old English word for “google”) I found out that the young Indian designer used to be the creative director of Paco Rabanne (the spanish house made famous for mod style in the 60′s).

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His outrageous use of color and his theatrical shows have him labeled as the John Galliano of Mumbai, and I can see why. Each piece is so unique and intricate, with mixes of textures and details, elegant, feminine…  You can  immediately recognize the fine hand work India is famous for like beading and embroidery, mixed with modern cuts and tailoring that scream “London”.  WOW! A real show stopper.

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 Sweatshirt  Manish Aurora/Denim APC/Booties Saint Laurent/Headphones Frends

Photos by Becca Lemire

I’ve added him to my “must watch/must own/must wear” list. Definitely an InFASHIONated discovery!

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