London Fashion Week

Manish Anora at the Kornit Fashion Week

Designer Story

Manish Arora is an Indian fashion designer based in New Delhi. In early 2011, he was appointed creative director of the womenswear collection of the French fashion house Paco Rabanne. Born and raised in Mumbai, Manish was studying when he decided to change his career path and applied for the National Institute of Fashion Technology in New Delhi. He graduated in 1994 after winning the Best Student Award.

In 1997 Manish launched his label “Manish Arora” and started retailing in India. Three years later, he participated in the first-ever India Fashion Week held in New Delhi and represented India at the Hong Kong Fashion Week. Arora launched his second label, “Fish Fry,” in 2001. This sportswear-styled line was created in association with the athletic apparel manufacturer Reebok. In 2002, Manish opened his first flagship store, Manish Arora Fish Fry, in New Delhi, and in the following year opened a second store in Mumbai. Another successful showing at India Fashion Week (2003) led to a stocking deal with the fashion house Maria Luisa (Paris) and the beginning of a successful export business.
In 2007, the first Fish Fry for Reebok concept store opened at the Garden of Five Senses in New Delhi, and Arora teamed up with makeup and cosmetics company MAC to design a signature collection. He has also collaborated with Swatch for a limited edition of watches. In 2008, once again, Reebok launched the “RBK Fish Fry Collection 2008,” a lifestyle range designed by Manish Arora.

At Kornit Fashion Week London, Manish opens the gala event with the collection digitally produced using Kornit technology in this incredibly immersive experience that fully embraces our newly digital world, including virtual and augmented reality.

Arora’s Collection presented in London United Kingdom:

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