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Designer Manish Arora on why pink is his religion

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Manish Arora Manish Arora interacting with media on Saturday. Photo: Amrutha Menon P

Manish Arora is the final word when it comes to today's fashion. For someone who is known as the magician in the fashion fraternity, the concept of interplay of psychedelic colors is easy to explain.

And there is a reason as to why his couture’s is an array of vibrant colors.

“The Indian land in itself is very colorful. Our women dress in pink, orange, green, blue, yellow, purple and still looks convincing? Don’t they?” Manish Arora quipped. And yes, we can’t reject him.

Onmanorama caught up with the ace designer who is in Kochi as part of the m4marry wedding week 2016.

Excerpts from the interview:

Your love for pink?

Pink is not just a color for me. It’s my religion. The color is bright and fresh. Pink has the power to make people wearing it happy, as well as the people who are seeing it. And topping it up with gold just enhances its beauty. My brand is about happiness, about everything that's perfect - a life that's beautiful. Pink helps to confirm it.

Wedding week Models display Manish Arora's collections at the m4marry wedding week. Photo: Amrutha Menon P

How does our fashion industry fare in comparison with the international fraternity?

Women and men of this country have been fashionable since ages. It is only that fashion is more of a personal affair for us. Paris is far ahead. I wouldn’t even say that we are comparable. We do have a history in fashion - it's just that the fashion industry is still very young in India, and that we do not have enough fashion weeks.

The future of fashion industry in India

With the growing number of designer weddings in our country, our future looks prosperous. Women in India dream of a larger-than-life wedding. They have three costume changes on wedding day and wish to celebrate each moment. So designers will have a field day.

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    Mariam Mammen Mathew, chief operating officer of Manorama Online, honors designer Manish Arora. Photo: Manorama

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    Randeep Hooda shares the stage with Manish Arora. Photo: Manorama

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    Randeep Hooda walks the ramp at m4marry Wedding Week 2016. Photo: Manorama

    m4marry Wedding Week 2016
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    Models showcasing Manish Arora's collections. Photo: Manorama

    m4marry Wedding Week 2016
  • m4marry Wedding Week 2016

    Randeep Hooda shares the stage with Manish Arora and Ambika Pillai. Photo: Manorama

    m4marry Wedding Week 2016
  • m4marry Wedding Week 2016

    Mariam Mammen Mathew, COO of Manorama Online, honors designer Manish Arora and actor Randeep Hooda. Photo: Manorama

    m4marry Wedding Week 2016
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    Randeep Hooda walks the ramp at m4marry Wedding Week 2016 in Kochi. Photo: Manorama

    m4marry Wedding Week 2016

Working with superbrands

I have worked with almost 56 brands. Yes, it is incredible. Designing for superbrands like Reebok also has a hidden challenge to it. Your designs should represent the brand.

Any chances of a Manish Arora design in Mollywood

Yes, if the movie I’m offered has an important part for costume as well, equal to the movie, then I may. The clothes are as important as the story. If it feels neat for a Manish Arora costume to be in a film, I would love to.

About Kochi

Kochi is green and lush. The air is so fresh, especially since I came from Delhi. The food is amazing and the people are so friendly. In fact, I was roaming in Fort Kochi and it looks just perfect.

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