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Manish Arora (Associate Member)

1997: Manish Arora launched his Label “ Manish Arora ” and started retailing in India.


2000: Manish represented India at the Hong Kong Fashion Week and participated at the first ever India Fashion Week held in New Delhi.


2001: Manish Launched his second Label “Fish Fry” and showed this collection in six leading cities in India and was stocked at Lord & Taylor, New York.

2002: Manish opened his first flagship store Manish Arora Fish Fry in New Delhi.


2003: Manish opened his second flagship store in the commercial capital of India, Mumbai.


He had a successful showing at India Fashion Week in Mumbai and started stocking at Maria Luisa Paris starting a successful export business.


2004: He was awarded the best Women’s Prêt Designer at the first ever Indian Fashion Awards’2004 held in Bombay and MC2 Diffusion Paris started representing the Label for the export business.


2005: Manish participated in the Miami Fashion Week, May’2005 where he was presented with the designer’s choice for best collection award.


He had a successful debut at the London Fashion Week in September’2005 and received an overwhelming response from the press as well as the buyers.


Manish Arora collaborated with Reebok to design a collection of shoes under the brand Fish Fry for Reebok.


He opened his flagship store in December 2005 at Lodhi Colony Market in New Delhi. Manish exhibited some of his work at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London for an exhibition called “Global Local” in association with the British Council, India.


2006: He confirmed himself to be a fashion designer of great potential during his second showing in February 2006 receiving rave reviews from coveted fashion journalists like Hilary Alexander, Suzy Menkes, Lisa Armstrong, in all the leading publications. He is stocked at 75 well known stores worldwide.


A coveted fashion jury in a leading Indian publication OUTLOOK adjudged him to be the Best Indian Fashion Designer and featured him on the cover of its March 2006 issue.


He opened his first Manish Arora franchise store in Villa Moda, Kuwait and another Manish Arora Fish Fry store at Crescent at The Qutub, New Delhi.


2007: First Fish Fry for Reebok concept store opens at the Garden of Five Senses, New Delhi.


Manish teams up with make up & cosmetics giant MAC for designing a signature collection.


He collaborates with SWATCH for a limited edition of watches.


Manish was invited to show his collection at the very prestigious “Fashion in Motion” held at Victoria and Albert Museum, London in September-2007.


Manish had successfully shown his Spring/Summer - 2008 collection in the Paris Fashion Week, September 2007.


Manish has recently showed his Fall/Winter – 2008 / 09 collection in the Paris Fashion Week, February 2008.

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