May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Paris: The Burning Man festival has inspired many, though usually the artistic results are found within a drum circle or on a sculptural installation rather than a Paris runway. Manish Arora managed to translate his trip to the psychedelic desert free-for-all into an elegant rumination on wide open skies and DIY, steampunk innovation, printing tranquil clouds and woven abstractions of machinery onto simple separates. Knit lurex pieces looked especially rich, emblazoned with galactic mandalas, while leather tops with elasticized cuffs and heart sequins were unexpectedly cute. Ornate gold jewelry, including third eye headpieces, as well as glowing green neon tube repeats, suggested visitors from another planet, a common desert hallucination Arora channeled masterfully for this remarkably chic collection.—Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Slim & fitted / Long & lean
Color: Navy / Sky blue / White / Black / Sand / Mustard / Coral / Electric orange / Fuchsia / Forest green / Deep cobalt / Emerald / Gold / Lavender
Key Items: Printed t-shirt tops / Slim peplum pencil skirts / Silk bombers / Knit matched skirt sets / Tapered knit trousers / Long sleeved leather tops / Lurex dresses / Sequined minidresses / Embellished jackets
Materials: Brocade / Lurex / Stretch satin / Fur / Jersey / Leather
Print + Pattern: Psychedelic geometrics / Cloud prints / Woven motifs / Stripes / Mirrored neon tube repeats
Details + Trim: Peplums / Sequins / Pleating / Fur collars / Ruffles / Elastic cuffs / Gold chain embellishments
Accessories + Footwear: Sequin embellished platform pumps / Printed tote bags / Leather gloves / Zippered pouches / Sequined scarves / Ornate gold jewelry / Corset belts / Cutout eyemasks / Leather headpieces
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