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Manish Arora for Portico

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By Eloise Alba We’d love to wear his clothes.  We’d kill to put on a pair of his statement shoes. And now, Manish Arora is someone we’d want to snuggle up in bed with. Okay, before you let your mind wander into left-field, let me explain: The internationally acclaimed Delhi-based designer has recently collaborated with New York bed and bath giant Portico to create“Manish Arora for Portico.” The assortment is comprised of over 14 sets of bed covers, pillows and comforters. PorticoNewYorkManishAroraCollection2 “We are pleased to be associated with world renowned fashion designer Manish Arora and hope that our customers welcome our attempt to bring his global design aesthetic and quirky fashion sensibility into Indian homes,” says Portico’s CEO, Mr. Arun Bhawsingka. The partnership aims to combine Arora’s signature rich palette and traditional Indian motifs with Portico’s ‘attainable luxury’sensibility. Four collections: Heart, Swan, Lotus and Signature feature quirky hearts, pop art starbursts, opulent Baroque flowers, elegant lotus prints, and colours that range from mallard green to indigo.  “Designing the collection for Portico has been a great learning and an exciting journey for me. I have mixed various elements like the heart, the lotus and other interesting traditional Indian motifs with quirky and pop art symbols in my signature style, in a rich palette of psychedelic colors. Via this association with Portico New York I hope to set a new trend in the bed linen and home accessories segment; to bring fun, color and high fashion to Indian homes,” Arora says. PorticoNewYorkManishAroraCollection4 After a captivating runway show, an inspiring jewellery collaboration with Amrapali, and an exciting new venture into linens and things, it seems Manish Arora has hit a home run. To see from the“Manish Arora for Portico” collection, click here.

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