Thursday, June 5, 2008

Manish Arora at Anthropologie


I’ve written here before that I’m smitten with Manish Arora’s spring/summer 2007 collection. I love his unrestrained use of color and texture, how he takes traditional fabrics and creates an exuberant textile landscape.





So I was delighted when I saw that Anthropologie (large photo) is carrying a dress from his Fish Fry line. (If you click on the Fish Fry link, go through the entire summer 2007 collection until you reach the photo of Arora. I simply love the tunic he’s wearing—some of the most calming, beautiful colors . . . .)

Like most of Arora’s clothing, it calls out for a special occasion. A garden party among the flowers? Worn with strong strappy Manolos?

I don’t know that I’d buy it, but I like how this dress sparks my imagination.

9 comments:

enc said...

I'd wear it if I was going to a lovely garden wedding. yay!

Imelda Matt said...

I love the idea pairing this back with strong masculine accessories...really distort the gentle shapes and fabrics.

WendyB said...

That third dress is beautiful.

Fashion's Darling said...

I simply love these feminine dresses.

great blog! quite entertaining...

riz said...

No way! That is fantastic. He is growing on me more and more...

Super Kawaii Mama said...

Fashion can be many things, but these are truly beautiful. The colours, patterns and shape are all in perfect harmony. And you're correct, they are very calming.

miss cavendish said...

His colors never fail to make me happy. I'm glad that you all like the images too!

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

oooh gorgeous. Sigh, I wish I had the figure to wear one!

Paris said...

Oh I just love the shape and volume in those dresses. Beautiful!