Manish Arora is an Indian designer whose work popped up on my Pinterest feed. It blew me away and sent me down a rabbit hole. I just had to share his garments with you. He teams up with companies like Swarovski (why not?) and embellishes his pieces to absolute perfection stopping right at the cusp of them almost becoming over done. In some pieces, you can definitely see an Indian influence of what looks like Sari-esque fabric. Here are a few of my favorite looks from various collections.
Laura Narayansingh catches my eye for two reasons – the first, her architectural designs and the second, her Monday Wear designs. I’ve always said that I wanted to teach a studio class that combined different design fields. Laura does just that in her every day life. Without any further ado, here’s our virtual sit down with Trinidadian architecture, Monday wear, and now Every day wear designer – Laura.
You are an architect, what was the reason behind your career choice?
I’d always associated architecture with art. I’d been inclined to anything that had to do with a pen and paper for as long as I can remember. My parents both came from humble means and grew to become highly respected liberal professionals. So, my sister and I were always expected to do the same. To my father in particular, my attraction to art meant that I would have to become an architect.
I’d always answer the question “what would you like to be when you grow up” with “an architect”.
We’ve previously had a virtual chat here with the designer behind the MisimBeachBabe swimwear brand who is now also a carnival costume designer. Today, we are catching up with her because there has been a lot of new developments since we last spoke.
Elizabeth Karlson popped on to my radar as I was scrolling through Instagram one day and saw a video of her painting watercolor coasters. Her paintings yelled out to me and I just had to share them with you. You’re probably already aware of the fact that I am a huge fan of abstract art. Her ability to pair complementary colors so well makes for some very stunning pieces.
I discovered Mary Katrantzou by chance on Pinterest, of course. I have taken a liking to embellished garments and of course Pinterest is one of the forums that I get a lot of inspiration from for outfits or garments that I want to make for myself.