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Manish Arora Womenswear A/W10

Art Deco lines in an explosion of colourful encrustations.

PhotographyMorgan O'Donovan

The twenties and thirties gets an explosion of colour as Manish Arora adds his own signature of extreme sparkle dust to oversized jackets tulip skirts and many a flapper dress. Imaginatively colour blocked lines defined the first portion of the show which then progressed into watch part embroidered motifs. Prints then began to dominate the sharp-shouldered dresses that consisted of unrecognisable space-travel blurred lines and stained glass windows. The embellishment culminated in a trio of glittering ensembles that were accessorised by headphones with fibre optic cables thrusting out of the ears, trying to reach the sound waves of both the pasta and future.

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