Dubbed India’s prince of colours, Indian fashion designer Manish Arora has been taking the international fashion scene by storm with his vibrant, psychedelic prints. Find out where the playful designer likes to unwind and recharge his creativity.
TREASURED HOTEL OR RESORT
MA: My favourite hotel experiences are Hassler Roma and the presidential suites at Sofitel, Bangkok.
FAVOURITE HOLIDAY DESTINATION
MA: Ibiza and Goa. I am a Goa-freak, it was my 24th year there in a row for New Year’s. [I’ve been going] every year since I was 17. I just get on my scooter, listen to trance music, relax and just let go of everything.
MY TRAVEL ATTIRE
MA: Easy and comfortable.
3 THINGS TO PACK
MA: iPod, pack of cigarettes and sunblock.
MUST-HAVE ITEM OF THE SEASON
MA: Manish Arora backpacks (available at On Pedder), mixing the inspiration of 1930s Josephine Baker and sportswear.
FAVOURITE SPA FOR SOME ‘ME’ TIME
MA: Amantra Spa.
MY SIGNATURE SCENT
MA: My Santa Maria Novella perfume, but I keep exploring.
MY BEAUTY TIP
MA: I am not a person who’s into grooming. More than anything else, I carry my Santa Maria Novella perfume all the time.
MY TOP PLACE TO DINE
MA: This quaint café close to my house in Paris, street food in Delhi (even though you might be scared what might happen after you eat, but you can’t resist).
FOOD I CRAVE
ON MY IPOD
SOMETHING I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT
MA: My laptop, my Bose headphones, my Sisley basic T-shirts and Prada couture jumpers.