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Manish Arora AW14 collection | Palais de Tokyo, Paris Fashion Week.
I don’t know the lyrics to the album, Monkey: Journey to the West as it is sung in Mandarin, but I know an English translation is widely available to be found on Google. Manish Arora’s new collection makes me think of this album, which basically sounds like a kaleidoscope of colours. Astronomically Asian, the pieces seek to combine Indian, Chinese and Japanese markers as if the three fraternised in a candy shop somewhere between Mars and Venus, the cosmos serving as the honey to the fabric’s milk. The payoff is a lot of fun, though only a few looks are legitimately street legal. Notice the bag/backpacks that appear to double as baby onesies—Arora spared no expense on gleeful imagination, which is something that frankly, I respect, even if taking everything in together may potentially cause sensory overload.