Manish Arora, S/S 13 – Text and pictures by Valentin Jardinier–Almodovar

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Dear shaded viewers,

Surprisingly enough, Indian silhouettes are something new to Manish Arora's collections. Traditional costumes are perhaps the only part of his culture the designer had left unexplored. Today's show built upon them the image of a young woman whose maharani of a mother has never taught her how to tame her flashy tastes.

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Accentuated by golden facial jewelry and bangles, the imagery of the show was emblematic and proud, from the ornate prints to the animal patterns. Leopards, tigers, gazelles: the maharani, the maharaja and their daughter, perhaps?

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