Mandarin Flames by Ashok Maanay
When Designer Ashok Maanay puts on a couture show you know it is going to be about embracing opulence and exotic themes. Revisiting the charmed culture of China, the ‘Mandarin Flames’ collection that he showcased at the Bangalore Fashion Week 14th Edition was all this and more.
The Czar of embellishment showed Oriental inspired motifs in the colours of nature – ornate flowers, birds of paradise, and butterflies for the embroideries. The colour palette began with stark black and white, then on to gorgeous blues and ended with bright yellows and pinks. The ramp and ambiance added drama too with the show starting with a Chinese Dragon Dance.
In his fashion, Maanay always celebrates lavishness.