V&A Fashion in Motion: Manish Arora

Manish Arora celebrated four years on the London Fashion Week catwalks with a typically colourful retrospective

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Manish Arora first graced the London Fashion Week catwalks in 2004. Three years later, in September 2007, Arora was invited to stage a V&A Fashion in Motion catwalk retrospective of his designs.

Arora came to fashion design late, abandoning his business studies to enrol on a fashion course in Delhi, and establishing his eponymous label in 1997. Now one of India’s most successful designers, Arora's brand collaborations including Reebok, MAC and Swatch. He has become a regular at Paris and London fashion weeks, known for his willingness to take embellishment to its most daring extremes.

Arora made a strong impact with clothes that combine kitsch motifs, vibrant colours, contemporary silhouettes and traditional Indian craft details...