Creativity gives you wings. It makes you feel free – free like the animals in the wild. This is where Indian designer Manish Aurora took inspiration from for his autumn/winter 2009-10 collection. The main theme of this fabulous and eye-striking collection was ‘the jungle’.
Employing his ingenious talent and vibrant imagination, the collection – being eccentric in nature – is a colorful presentation of models dressed up in outfits heavily textured and embellished – impersonating creatures who have never walked the Earth.
The captivating creations included leopard print butterflies designed in lampshade shapes of skirts, leaping rabbits in leopard print, flying dolphins on silk fabric, bird-cum-giraffe creatures and cockatiel-dogs made out on dresses supported by obi belts, with kimono dresses fashioned into pointy heights at the hip.
To synchronise with the theme, the models were styled up in a metaphorical way, representing wild animals with their hair pinned up behind their ears resembling a wild cat, faces painted to compliment with their attire and sunshades for giving a wild animal-like impression.
While designers are bringing back the 80s shoulder pads or sci-fi styled pointed fashion, Arora didn’t make himself feel left out from this very evolving culture and thus practiced his talent in creating an out-of-this-world collection.