Manish Arora came through for his SS19 ready-to-wear collection with looks that transported us to a parallel universe of delectable delights and fondant fashion. Dresses resembling hand-iced cakes accompany wonderfully wacky springtime designs.
You've fallen down the metaphorical rabbit hole straight into wonderland. You arrive at a door but it's too small to get through, luckily you find and drink a potion to shrink you to the perfect size. You see a runway through the door, a catwalk of pastel clad figures that scream 'it's time for tea'. But, what most of all catches your eye is their...handbags? Cake or handbag? At this point it's hard to tell as they move past you in a saccharine swirl of sweetness. Frosting, flowers and fondant decorations, these have to be cakes right? Wrong.
Exquisitely adorned with flowers and pearls, these bags give credence to the term 'arm candy'. If you're ever in need of a tea time ensemble Manish Arora has got it in the bag - quite literally! King of cotton candy concoctions himself, the Indian designer has dished out a serving of wondrous creations for SS19, with accessories that would make Marie Antoinette gasp in awe.
Bold prints and a vibrant array of colour accompanied these couture confections. Frills, florals, fun: this collection screams springtime and we love it. Intricate embellishments and pastel love hearts provide the icing to this 'wonderland' ensemble: a collection which truly takes the cake for the most charming, if not mouth-watering show we've seen so far.
So the next time you're invited to afternoon tea with the girls, take a leaf out of the Arora recipe book of fashion, burst forth like a wonderfully iced masterpiece, ready to assert your newfound mantra; 'let them eat cake'.
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