In Paris, the Spring/Summer 2011 collection was held in a grand and gilded salon while music was being played on a guitar and a Theremin, a rare instrument with two antennas that create a magnetic field and the musician has physical interaction with it. This created a beautiful haunting electric sound that worked well with the futuristic collection while a model performed in a LED-lit vest as she danced around him.Manish Aurora was inspired this season by the artist Hiroshi Nagai which is displayed in the mix of the Baroque period and the romantic nostalgia of the collection. Gold is combined with the blues and reds reminiscing Manish Arora’s Indian heritage. The detailed embroidery and prints were shown in futuristic lines. The collection is full of color with shades of blue, purple, mint green, sea blue, cream, red, black and gold. Oversized appliqués and gold metal claws encircled the models’ bodies. Bright pastels, structured peplums and extended shoulders exaggerated the female curves. Latex leggings in bright colors finished of the looks. We also saw pieces with printed sunsets and beach scenes. Fabrics from chiffon, Spanish crepe, net, silk, cotton silk and cotton knits were used.
Manish collection, “Time goes by…,” was beautifully and creatively displayed in the mixture of the vibrant Baroque and Nagai’s designs. The structure of the garments demonstrating old meets new added with the embellishments and colors shown a collection with a glimpse into the future as Manish see it.