Nespresso Boutique, which celebrated its Miami Beach opening in March 2010, collaborated with Manish Arora to bring Arora’s Whimsical Fairy-Tale World of Colours to Lincoln Road Mall Monday night. Nespresso, known for their coffee expertise and award-winning design, have decided to launch an annual collaboration with designers to illustrate the connection between coffee enthusiasts and design aficionados. Each designer will be free to showcase their interpretation of the Nespresso Brand. This annual collaboration is the N-Art project, and Manish Arora was selected to represent the first edition.
Arora’s interpretation of the 16 Nespresso Grands Crus was artsy, whimsical, and colorful! In fact, his runway show was one of the most fabulous shows I have had the pleasure of viewing. It told an interesting and imaginative story, one of romance and grandeur. The models, introduced by Amanda Harris, were fairy-tale princesses lost in a forest. Everything from their hair and makeup to their shoes and demeanor evoked Arora’s fairy-tale fantasy world.
Arora graduated from the National Institute of Fashion Technology in New Delhi and has been a rising fashion icon ever since. He began his own fashion label in 1997 and has been showcasing his collections at Paris Fashion Week since 2007. Just last week he presented in Paris and next week he will be presenting in Barcelona. He is known for his innovative designs and unique mixture of colorful fabrics and embroidery (which he credits to his Indian heritage). His collaboration with Espresso also includes window displays and limited edition products, all of which were unveiled after Monday night’s runway show.
If you are interested in enjoying an expertly crafted cup of coffee while basking in the whimsical world of Manish Arora, visit Nespresso Boutique Miami Beach at Lincoln Road Mall. His designs will be on display at Nespresso Boutiques worldwide through January 2011. Tell them we sent you!