Manish Arora

Manish Arora

Designer, Manish Arora

With rich colour palettes and nods to drama and theatre, the Indian designer was among the first to enter the global market.

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India Designers

With rich colour palettes and nods to drama and theatre, the Indian designer was among the first to enter the global market.

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Biography

As one of the most widely recognised Indian designers, Manish Arora boasts a dedicated following and significant critical acclaim from a host of influential industry insiders. Inducted into the Chambre Syndicale du Prêt à Porter des Couturiers in 2009, Arora was also invited by the French minister for culture to exhibit his work for two months in the windows of the Palais Royal in Paris. The celebrated designer, who oversees the production of three in-house labels alongside an eyewear range, was appointed as creative director of French fashion house Paco Rabanne in early 2011. After presenting his inaugural collection for Spring/Summer 2012, Arora left the position in May 2012 to focus on growing his own business and in November 2012 announced a joint venture arrangement with retailer Biba Apparel Pvt Ltd to extend the brand’s operations in India.

Having initially pursed a degree in commerce, Arora changed his career path halfway through, applying for a position in the National Institute of Fashion Technology in New Delhi. Graduating in 1994 with a ‘Best Student Award’, Arora went on to secure second place in a Smirnoff Fashion Competition and in 1995 was also awarded second place in the Young Asian Designers competition. With a bold and colourful design aesthetic, Arora caught the eye of editors at French Vogue.

Career

  • Manish Arora
    Manish Arora

    Designer 1997 - Present, New Delhi, India

  • Paco Rabbane
    Paco Rabbane

    2011 - 2012

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