Veteran Indian fashion designer, Manish Arora is one of the leading designers who have achieved enormous success not only with the fashion garments but also with the accessories. While he has spent his early life in Mumbai, the designer shifted to Delhi after joining the National Institute of Fashion Technology. The 1994 pass out also won the Best Student Award for exploring magnificent creative imagination in his projects. In 1997, the designer started retailing his collections in India under the label “Manish Arora”. His next label “Fish Fry” was launched in 2001 under the collaborative efforts of the designer and Reebok for manufacturing fashionable sports attires.
Manish Arora has been participating in several fashion weeks consecutively every year since 2000 in India and abroad, including Paris, Miami, and Hong Kong etc. He opened his first retail store- “Manish Arora Fish Fry” in New Delhi in 2002 and also opened one unit in Mumbai only a year later.
He won an overwhelming response for his collection exhibition in the Mumbai Lakme Fashion Week in 2003 and signed a deal with the Paris based fashion house Maria Luisa, inaugurating his export business. He also owns a franchise store in Kuwait called Villa Moda. In 2004, he won the Best Women’s Pret Designer award at the inaugural Indian Fashion Awards held in Mumbai.
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In March 2006, the Outlook publication declared him the ‘Best Indian Fashion Designer’ and also featured the designer on the cover page of their issue. He had participated in many international fashion weeks, including Hong Kong Fashion Week, Miami Fashion Week (May 2005), London Fashion Week (September 2005) etc. He has got special recognition in London and featured his collections at the Global Local and Fashion in Motion (September 2007) exhibitions both held at the Victoria and Alberta Museum.
The designer opened the ‘Fish Fry for Reebok’ store in 2007. He also collaborated with the Makeup Art Cosmetics in NYC to create his signature collection. Arora introduced a limited edition of designer watch collection in association with brand Swatch SA.
Let See Some Best Collections of Manish Arora
Manish Arora launched the “Indian by Manish Arora” brand to bestow an extra edge in the Indian market of exclusive high end women’s garments.
Amrapali Jewelry collection by Manish Arora
This Indian Fashion designer showcased his jewelry creation in a collaboration with the Amrapali label in 2012.
He also established a joint venture with Biba Apparel Pvt. Ltd. for widening marketing spectrum of his label.
Manish Arora Sarees
Sonam Kapoor in a black sari designed by Manish Arora. While the first half of the sari is running in polka dots, there is ample use of different type of colours on the other part of the sari. The border of the sari is very uncommon and has two contrasting colours with semi circle zari work matched with the artwork on the high neck maharani styled blouse.
Pakistani actress Sara Loren in a casual wear white saree during the launch event of Manish Arora’s retail outlet. The simplicity of this sari with a partial shimmer of sequin work and the tricolour border looks very refreshing.
Vidya Balan in a bright orange and grey combination half sari created by Manish Arora. The bluish gray temple work running through the orange is a rare combination superbly combined by the designer.
Sonam Kapoor in a colorful sari during the Filmfare magazine launch event in New Delhi. The sari with the maharani blouse design combination has a fine fusion of the retro style and modern creative look. While the first half of the sari is plain beige chiffon material, the second half is bright orange that ends in the pallu that has a combination of sky blue and light pink. The contrasting green boat neck blouse is very interesting.
A model in a Manish Arora designer sari at a fashion show in NY. The blue and yellow is a rare combination with polka dots and intricate embroidery has been paired beautifully with yellow sequin half sleeved blouse.
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Manish Arora Accessories
These stylish earrings have a contemporary pattern designing combined with the ethnicity of the meenakari work on the oval shaped hangings. It pairs well with his saris or any designer anarkali dress.
Manish Arora has used the enamel work and lacquer coating on this colorful bangle with triangular and other structured embellishments running throughout.
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The colourful astral bangle is embellished with a black crystal and onyx. The design of this bangle is bestowed an exceptional look by Manish Arora. This is one of most wanted collections. Can be worn with a pretty LBD to give a very contemporary look.
This necklace has the resemblance to the ancient tribal artwork in black and golden combination.
The fascinating headpiece of this kind with colourful designing is worn as a side hanging since the classical era. This will produce a bejeweled effect and can be tried with almost any kind of hairstyle. Also called a maangtikka of a different style with a very cool and different look.