When we met Manish Arora last month, he revealed that he was to collaborate with Swatch on a range of watches. Well, they have just launched in stores and they are bright, fun and colourful, typical of Manish's bold catwalk style. For the six designs the Indian-based designer has taken influence from his roots, his cartoon spirit and a love of all things shiny!
He played with clock faces to create an all-over print for the Timespective watch, looked to Indian print and the intricate detailing of henna tattoos for the Huge in All watch, and was inspired by pretty, feminine charm bracelets for the Over Charm piece. Each offers more than just practical timekeeping – they are great pieces of colourful jewellery and talking points!
Swatch chose Manish as his designs are totally original and they knew that he would create something fun and fabulous, just as he does on the catwalk. A watch collection couldn't have come at a better time for Manish, as with such a busy schedule (he is currently juggling projects with make-up, sportswear, T-shirts and jewellery), time-keeping is a major priority!
Manish Arora for Swatch, from £65 to £235, available in store now.