Alcantara “Life is Beautiful” by Manish Arora.
For the 2014 Paris Auto Show-Le Mondial de l’Automobile, Indian designer Manish Arora created an Alcantara fantasy house that glows in blue light to convey feelings of happiness and beauty. Alcantara’s “Life is Beautiful” one-of-a-kind fashion collection is part of the Cars & Fashion exhibition at Le Mondial de l’Automobile 2014 in Paris, France (Oct. 4-19).
Manish Arora also designed three handcrafted Alcantara skirts with different interpretations of the avant-garde material and its aesthetic, functional and sensory qualities. The skirts have unique Arora design elements: one with cars on winding roads; another with gummy bears, flowers, candies and hearts, and a third with fluorescent Arora design characteristics.
“Life is beautiful…innocent yet fierce,” said Arora. “Dwelling on Alcantara’s DNA of colors, embroideries and happiness, I reflected on my own way of life and of thinking …whatever happens.”
The exhibition is available for public viewing until Oct. 19.
Alcantara is an innovative material that offers a combination of sensory, aesthetic and functional qualities. Thanks to its extraordinary versatility, Alcantara is the choice of leading brands in a number of fields: fashion and accessories, automotive, interior design, home décor, and consumer-electronics. Its unique features, together with a serious and certified commitment in terms of sustainability, make Alcantara a true icon of contemporary lifestyles: the lifestyles of those who want to fully enjoy everyday life while respecting the environment.