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Wang, Arora turn up the colour at Paris fashion

Published on Feb 28, 2014 6:37 AM

PARIS (AFP) - Balenciaga designer Alexander Wang on Thursday served up knitwear with a dash of colour at Paris fashion while Manish Arora simply took psychedelic and turned it up several notches.

A year after making his debut for Balenciaga, one of the most illustrious names in fashion, New York wonder boy Wang, 30, said he had delved into his own knitwear background for his latest collection, continuing the process he began last season of stamping his own mark on the house.

"It started with the idea of the sweater... almost every look has an element of knitwear, whether embroidered, whether printed or laminated," Wang told reporters backstage.

The designer said he noticed that knitwear was "quite absent" while going through the archives at the fashion house and decided to try and bring some of that "vocabulary" to his collection.

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