PARIS, Mar 4, 2011/FW/– A fully bearded and caped magic man delivered the first model out of fire onto the runway; what an entrance at Manish Arora, not to mention the actual initiation into the collection.
It would be impossible for these tricks to distract from the fully embellished clothes, as they are purely walking art. The hair transformed into flat hats added a slight Mexican flair to the dramatically printed pieces reflecting German artist Amrei Hofstätter.
Bright colors shaded daring sculptured shoulder garnishes on knee and floor length dresses, and bubble skirts in colored fox fur top with metal swan belts accompanied vivid silk blouses buttoned to the collar.
Structured sleeves called for defined silhouettes, and the occasional Asian influence invaded the territory with intricate, colorful prints, fur and feathers.
After an array of patterned leggings, the finale was one of notable effect showing a dress that appeared as spherical mold, the modern version of an old century ball gown. What a stunning museum-worthy collection.
Paris Prêt-a-porter Fall 2011