Pimp My Sneakers!

You make your own garam masala, eschew cappucinos for chai and think Bollywood dance classes are the height of chic. Now buy the shoes. Come November, Reebok will be releasing its first-ever couture sneaker collection; to design them, it has selected New Delhi's most outlandish couturier, 33-year-old Manish Arora. Retailing at up to $500 a pair in India (and considerably more in New York), Reebok's Fish Fry range reflects the explosive use of color and kitsch for which Arora is fast becoming known. The most intricate of his 12 designs uses embossed suede, rhinestones and crystals. With only a few hundred...

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