I sat on this post for a while. Only because sometimes I’ll feel differently about a collection once it has had time to settle in. And also because am a long time, ardent fan of Mr. Arora’s. However, what I felt when I first saw these pictures hasn’t changed. Am afraid this collection was bit of a disappointment.
Bringing his usual brand of over the top kitsch, the designer like many others this season looked to India for inspiration. A riot of colors, tiger motifs and digital jewel prints along with embroideries and appliques made up the collection. It all however, felt a tad too excessive and dated (even if the designer intended to reference/revisit older themes from his previous collections, and that’s a speculation, it still did feel dated). Over styled and barely edited, the collection suffered.
The jewelry however, in collaboration with Amrapali was the absolute star. Love. Unequivocally in lust.
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