Manish Arora
By Anna Glassman

DESERT HALLUCINATION Paris: The Burning Man festival has inspired many, though usually the artistic results are  found within a drum circle or on a …

Feb 28, 2013
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DESERT HALLUCINATION
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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