As much as it is part of the designer’s aesthetic, look past the ott styling for a minute. Then put aside your notion of kitsch. Now look at the clothes, just the clothes. Nuanced and wonderful, we were captivated by Manish Arora’s presentation at Couture Week. Yes, it lacks the quiet, earthy sensuality of a Sabyasachi woman or the feminine, flirty romanticism of the Manish Malhotra woman but what it does pack by the bagfuls is strength. And a whole lot of personality. Can’t wait to see some of those dresses off the runway. Stat!
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