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PIX: Quirky Indian beachwear hits Paris runway

Last updated on: October 6, 2010 18:27 IST

Image: A Manish Arora creation
Photographs: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters
King of quirky fashion Manish Arora showcased his 'baroque beachwear' line at Paris Fashion Week on September 30.

Over-the-top sequins, geometric silhouettes and towering heels, along with all the theatrics of a typical Manish Arora showing took Paris Fashion Week by storm last Thursday.

The collection, 'baroque beachwear', showed off LED and crystal accoutrements and drew inspiration from both the artistic style of medieval Europe and Japanese artist Hiroshi Nagai's works.

If you thought Arora's laser lights and android models at the recently-concluded Lakme Fashion Week were the epitome of over-the-top, take a look at what was on offer in the City of Lights!

Seen here is a pair of glimmering pastel hotpants, with an auto-themed bulky top and matching beaded hat, shaped like a vintage car.

Masked madness

Image: A Manish Arora creation

Rather wearable shorts and a tank with embellishments are dramatised with this golden exoskeletal mask.

Feminine contrast

Image: A Manish Arora creation

Multi-layered and multi-hued, this feminine cocktail was among the more wearable pieces from the line.

Alien princess

Image: A Manish Arora creation

Arora can't refrain from shock value too long, however -- check out these yellow latex leggings, worn under a heart-crowded spangled dress and jacket with exaggerated shoulders.

Armour amour

Image: A Manish Arora creation

Blues and gold clash on this armour-inspired number, but the focal point is definitely those sequinned shoes that wrap all the way up the calves to the knees!

Sculptural style

Image: A Manish Arora creation

Soft coral and blue are hardened up with sculptured embellishments on this outlandish dress that's worthy of Lady Gaga.

Soft hue, heavy metal

Image: A Manish Arora creation

The designer gives us a break from colour, but not from metallic motifs with this hip-heavy silhouette. And don't miss those gigantic arm accessories!

Ruffled eccentricity

Image: A Manish Arora creation

We see a comeback of the heart motif on this ruffled reverie in red and white.

Plastic effect

Image: A Manish Arora creation

What appear at first sight to be the model's legs are actually latex leggings with metal detailing, worn over sparkling red shoes. The overall effect is like the life-size limbs of a Barbie doll!

Hard structuring

Image: A Manish Arora creation

A hard-bodied red jacket and matching skirt with dramatic hips make their presence felt on the runway.

Taking a bow

Image: Manish Arora at the close of his showing at Paris Fashion Week

Arora steps out to acknowledge the applause at the close of his showing -- or should we say production?