The Manish Arora Spring/Summer 2015 Show was influenced by the Mughal Empire.
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The ombré colors of the Mark Fast Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Show were based on Mumbai’s neon lights and saturated sunsets.
Other Mumbai-influenced collections : Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Pre-Fall 2012 (this show, entitled « Paris-Bombay », was inspired by a fantasized version of India, as seen from Paris), Issa Spring/Summer 2011 (for the motifs of this show, Daniella Issa Helayel took inspiration from Mumbai and Jodhpur).
Photo : Giovanni Giannoni
Gypsies from Rajasthan influenced the Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Spring/Summer 2013 Show.
Other Rajasthan-inspired collections : Carven by Guillaume Henry Spring/Summer 2013 (the color palette of this show was based on sepia images of British colons in Rajasthan), Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Pre-Fall 2012 (the set of this « Paris-Bombay » collection evoked a Rajasthan’s palace), Giambattista Valli Spring/Summer 2012 (partly), Haider Ackermann Spring/Summer 2012 (Rajasthan inspired some colors and sari drapes), ISSA Spring/Summer 2011 (this collection partly referenced Rajasthan’s colors), Rag & Bone Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (the zig-zag pattern on a knitted dress was based on men’s chevron shoes from Rajasthan), Tory Burch Resort 2011 (the bold colors and prints of this collection were inspired by Rajasthan).
To read about India-inspired collections, check out the « India » post that I published on January 4, 2012.
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