Alcantara, a provider of high-tech luxury materials for the automotive and fashion industries is showcasing a one-of-a-kind fashion collection by Indian designer Manish Arora at this year’s Paris Auto Show (Oct. 4-19).
Alcantara’s “Life is Beautiful” is part of the Cars & Fashion exhibition (Hall 8) at Le Mondial de l’Automobile 2014 in Paris, France.
For the Paris show, Arora created an Alcantara fantasy house that glows in blue light to convey feelings of happiness and beauty.
He 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.”
A special exhibition preview of “Life Is Beautiful” takes place from 16:00 until midnight on Thursday, Oct. 2., at the Cars & Fashion Show – Le Mondial de l’Automobile Hall 8. The exhibition is available for public viewing until Oct. 19.