For fall, Manish Arora chose to clad a tribe of maximalist sweet-toothed fantasy girls. Mixing traditional ethnic garments with whimsical magic, Arora's girls sported ice cream and sugary landscape printed Peruvian circle skirts and drop-waisted ancient Chinese workers' trousers, worn over lurex thermals and long-johns - giving the collection a sporty spin.
Looking down, the girls wore bright sneakers that would flash in unison with the beat and bouncing pom-pom hats. Despite how urbanised these girls were; Arora gave them the option to go rural. Techno-printed rainproof hooded puffer capes, nylon backpacks which slung on the back or swaddled in front of the girls were accompanied by miniature water bottles and hip flasks to keep the nomadic girls equipped on their adventures to the otherworldly.
A colourful cast of characters depicted a colourful and striking palette. Shocking pink, bright yellow, poppy red, baby blue, grass green and deep purple were all present to represent nomads, gummy bear gypsies, galaxy girls, flower girls and candy girls. Further embroidery which manifests itself as cupcakes, donuts and lollipops on sweaters, skirts and dresses made the show even quirkier and sweet. Topping the cherry with multi-chained golden crowns - these Arora princesses are here to reign.
Photography: Courtesy of Totem Fashion