Soneva Fushi Maldives Welcomes Ace Fashion Designer Manish Arora

PUBLISHED May 14, 2018

Manish Arora is bringing his rainbow-hued palette of colours to Soneva Fushi Maldives, from May 9 to 19. 

Collaborating with Soneva Art and Glass Team, Arora is poised to create a range of jewellery and accessories from recycled glass, themed Life is Beautiful. 

"I am conceptualising the collection based on my inspiration, Life is Beautiful which means that its about seeing the beauty in life. This is the first time Ive worked with glass, and Im creating 10-12 pieces for the collection," says the designer.

Ace fashion designer Manish Arora has carved a niche for himself by seamlessly bringing together traditional crafts with innovative modern fits and silhouettes in his designs. Aroras vision and his penchant for pushing the design envelope helped him put India on the global map. Always the showman, Arora does know how to put on a show. 

His spring collection, called Ready for Love was a joyous riot of vintage-inspired psychedelic prints, rich Indian brocades, sequinned motifs, elaborate embroideries, and Middle Eastern references.

The Soneva Fushi resort in Maldives up-cycles glass as a sustainable practice. At the Glass Studio, glass is crushed and melted in a state-of-the-art glass furnace. The resorts skilled team of glass specialists use techniques, such as blowing, casting, and slumping to create extraordinary items that are of a much higher value than it was in its original form as a bottle.

The glass specialists also create unique signature items for the resorts restaurants and villas. Working with the chefs at each of their restaurants, the team generates designs that celebrate the experience of art and food through their shared roots in culture and tradition. The group also works to create unique glass details and installations.

Soneva Fushi is located on the island of Kunfunadhoo in Baa Atoll, one of the largest islands in the Maldives. The resort can be reached by a scenic 30-minute seaplane flight direct from Malé International Airport or a 20-minute domestic flight to Dharavandhoo followed by a 12-minute speedboat ride.


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