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Laser lights, funkadelic style from Manish Arora!

Last updated on: September 18, 2010 09:33 IST

Laser lights, funkadelic style from Manish Arora!

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In fitting fashion, Manish Arora blew it away with his first-ever showing at Lakme Fashion Week, which drew Day One to a close.

Over the top -- that's designer Manish Arora for you, in a nutshell. His finale on the first day of the LFW opened with a black-and-white clip of the 1927 classic movie Metropolis by Fritz Lang, where a mad scientist in a laboratory creates a 'machine human' by experimenting upon a young woman, Maria.

This was followed by a short laser show, after which Arora's 'Marias' made their way onto the runway in bright, super-sparkly, outrageous silhouettes, colourful wigs and pasted-on lips. Take a look.

Pia Trivedi opens the show in a hot pink hairpiece and plunging dress in striped, clashing sparkles, with a bubble silhouette round the hips.

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Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
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Going into overdrive

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Pink, blue, orange, silver, black...we keep counting off the colours as the lasers subside and another number with drooping sleeves makes its way on to the ramp.

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The same scheme

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We see the same pattern once more, this time on pants and a matching asymmetrical top that reveals a hint of tummy.

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Gaga style

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Very Lady Gaga-esque, a dramatic armour-like wrap with mosaic musings is worn over a striped outfit.

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Shifting gears

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Arora shifts his palette to grey, black and gold with this fitted ensemble, complete with side-pockets.

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Laser lass

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Next we have this futuristic fashion -- the dress is rather wearable, but the leggings are outlandish to say the least. And those shades actually have laser lights attached on either side of the frame!

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Fanning out

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Oriental fan-like embellishments adorn this black outfit, worn over blue (surprisingly matte!) leggings.

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Second coming

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We see another sharp dress in the same vein, this time with exaggerated puffed sleeves and hip-heavy cut.

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Cut-away cool

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Diandra Soares steps out in a dare-to-bare cut-away ensemble, worn over black sequinned pants.

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Taking the plunge

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Now we have sequins on top, with a down-to-the-navel neckline, while the skirt shows off a quintessential kitschy Arora design.

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Going the silky route

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The fabric tones down to a silkier finish with this bright but decidedly smooth number.

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Looking sharp

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Matching leggings are worn underneath a seemingly mechanical-inspired blouse -- check out those sharp cuts!

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Kaleidoscopic reverie

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The designer continues his kaleidoscopic reverie with a high-collared dress and tights.

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Patchwork pride

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Patchwork is executed with a finish few can boast of on this jacket dress.

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Sequinned sequence

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We see Diandra once more, in a mish-mash of sequins that literally leave us needing glares!

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Bright sunset

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We see a return to the earlier sparkles, but with a new set of sunset colours and this time, large flowers adorn the hem.

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Alien trio

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The 'showstoppers' step out -- a gold sequinned pantsuit, a black-gold encrusted dress and a jacket and pants that are decidedly tame in comparison.

In case you're wondering what's sprouting out of their ears, those are muffs with tiny lights attached at the ends!

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Stepping out

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Manish Arora looks pleased at the success of his showing -- or maybe he's gloating at how everyone's mouths have fallen open!

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