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  1. sony at | | Reply

    The Artful Pieces are the good ones

  2. Jyoti at | | Reply

    its crazy. will be fun to someone wearing these

  3. malini at | | Reply


  4. Sumi at | | Reply

    And totally wearable, yeah! I can see myself wearing any of these to my presentation to the finance guys on 2009 forecast and budget! LOL, this stuff amuses me cos its soooo far away from my life..but each to their own, more power to him..

  5. Dits at | | Reply

    I really like the fauna ones – esp the peacock the best. The rest…… ermmmmm !

  6. TINA at | | Reply

    Why is something soooo quirky and weird considered art and high fashion?!!?? i just don’t get it….. its like my 3yr and I could brainstorm this(as long as I had a good tailor;)

  7. Fatima at | | Reply

    i actually like the 2nd 3rd n last one…i like his ‘creativity’.

    i was wondering if anyone knew how i could get hold of his designs on reebok? i haven’t seen any of his stuff in the u.k…so any ideas where i could get hold of em?

  8. ariel001 at | | Reply

    the outfits I see more wearable are the ones on the 2nd row ! =D

    if only we saw them on one of our celebs. =/

  9. Sonia99 at | | Reply

    Some of the dresses are pretty much like the Miss World costumes of faraway, exotic countries.
    Even though this collection is completely kooky, I can see some the fabrics and prints translating into real life. Its interesting, but not outstanding.

  10. Nepali at | | Reply

    Love all of them; I checked out all the other pieces as well. I think when it’s separated as Artful Pieces, it looks a little skeptical as though it doesn’t flow with the collection, but on the runaway with the mishmash, it was amazing as usual.

    PS: He is the reason I discovered this website. :)

  11. pdaervo at | | Reply

    LOVE the collection, love him :D
    The peacock and tiger are mt FAVORITE

  12. Sumi at | | Reply

    Payal, yeah totally!

  13. girlie girl at | | Reply

    P&P, is the first outfit is repeated in the last row as well or am I missing something?

    Love the collection though. Very funky!

  14. BLT at | | Reply

    I haven’t commented on here in a while, but I thought some additional context on the pieces would be of help. I was at the Manish Arora show, and the literature/pamphlets that were handed out mentioned a collaboration with Disney, and using characters from animated movies The Jungle Book and The Lion King as inspirations.

  15. k= at | | Reply

    Everytime I look at Manish Arora’s clothes I alwaysss think of my favourite quote from the book, the Fountainhead: ‘What can be done with one substance must never be done with another. No two materials are alike. No two sites on earth are alike. No two buildings have the same purpose. The purpose, the site, the material determine the shape. Nothing can be reasonable or beautiful unless its made by one central idea, and the idea sets every detail. A building is alive, like a man.’

    Manish Arora is actually reinventing clothes. He is actually a Genius!

  16. _*Dia*_ at | | Reply

    apart form the clothes, it seems that he also designed the shoes. they are equally whimsical….

  17. mj at | | Reply

    actually…i’d probably wear dresses 1,3 and 4 under the “artful pieces” section if the sleeves didn’t look so space-agey…the rest of the collection looks about as wearable as the dress that M.I.A. wore to the grammys!!

  18. zara at | | Reply

    @Tina: Yes, these outfits may be “quirky and weird”, but the amount of effort and work that must go into each outfit is astounding. Very few of Manish Arora’s outfits are wearable, but you can’t deny the workmanship of each piece. Compared to the hundreds of bedsheets passed off as “dresses” by high-profile designers, I’d rather see Arora’s collection a thousand times over.

  19. zee at | | Reply

    Verrry creative !! Loved it.

  20. Fatima at | | Reply

    I love it now!!!! and wow the flowers moving and the wings for head gear? brilliant!

    THANK YOU zee!

  21. Rezia at | | Reply

    I really like the artful pieces ones. He’s brilliant.
    I wish I lived the kind of life where I sashayed around in peacock dresses. Unforch. peacock dresses are just not the thing for sashaying around campus, and they would look just weird under my lab coat, and I don’t even want to think of the dry cleaning bills after an anatomy lab….
    Someday, hopefully :)

  22. pdaervo at | | Reply

    GAH! IT MOVES!!!
    I love it even more!

  23. Nidhi at | | Reply

    Manish Arora is a genius!

  24. herdisnot at | | Reply

    Creative, interesting, some pieces totally wearable. I would love to see such desi designers walking the ramp a la Gucci, versace,et al, on an international ramp.

  25. Nepali at | | Reply

    You should check out Hussein Chalayan if you like moving clothes. He is a genius.

  26. Megha at | | Reply

    so crazy so whimsical i love it

    the second one’s my favourite!

  27. justcasually at | | Reply

    Whoa! okay that was amazing. But are these clothes? :- )

  28. sk at | | Reply

    i love manish arora’s creativity and joie de vivre. btw, am i the only one who doesn’t like ‘the fountainhead’?

  29. Sudha at | | Reply

    Stunning… very edge, quirky, whimsical – above all, different. Even if making a style statement that’s ‘hatke’ to everyone else’s is an overrated concept, hats off to Arora’s creativity and inventiveness

  30. Sudha at | | Reply

    AND… and and and – i think he truly stands out as original among a sea of Indian designers who otherwise just churn out clothes that are obviously ‘inspired’ by Western names. Manish Arora is the Alexander McQueen of India – different, dramatic, lots of flair

  31. arrack at | | Reply

    since when did rajasthan & gujarat become countries? And the interviewer was surprised to hear that lions weren’t extinct ?!!! which ‘country’ is she from?
    exciting collection though!

  32. bedazzled at | | Reply

    I Love this guy!

  33. Fatima at | | Reply

    @ arrack- lol i thought i was hearing things and so didn’t take notice! lol, as for the presenter she’s a british celeb…but i don’t know her name!

  34. jiji at | | Reply

    Wow – i’m speechless – way to go Manish! I love the use of electrical motors to create movement – did you see all the “firangi’s” taking photos? haha… sorry i just learnt that word and had to put it to use somewhere!

  35. anastasia at | | Reply

    who’d wear it?

  36. cooks at | | Reply

    love the background score and also the electrical motors..looks great

  37. NEHA at | | Reply

    i dont know whether they r really wearable or not…..but great artwork…n mindblowing creativity……good going manish…….

  38. Deshana at | | Reply

    Manish Arora is among the very very very few designers in India who is more famous internationally (I guess)…his designs are completely offbeat yet delicious (the colors). I am inspired by him ??

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