Rahul Mishra has made a name for himself in fashion circles for always injecting a bit of India into every collection and doing his part to revive the age-0ld techniques in printing, weaving and embroidery that the country is known for, which skilled artisans are a struggling few.
He showcased his newest Fall-Winter 2016 collection at Paris Fashion Week, and has by the looks of it made quite an impression on the audience. The collection titled ‘It Felt Love’ was an ode to Paris while integrating his brand philosophy of handmade and sustainable fashion. It had a colour palette that ranged from black, creamy white, beige, brown and purple to the most amazing indigo. What’s fantastic about Rahul’s style is that the silhouettes are very contemporary but the general sensibility is still rooted in his Indian background. This is where the use of the bandhini technique comes in. He also used porcelain designs in addition to the tie-dye technique signifying a confluence of cultures. The collection seamlessly mixes Merino wool with bandhini on silk and blends the beauty of centuries old draping methods from India.
The embroidered scallop semi capes and the use of different prints but not in an overdone way were our two most favourite things about the collection. Check out some of the looks from his runway show!
You could say that Rahul is now a staple at PFW considering this is his fourth successive season. Could you BE any prouder of a fellow Indian? We think not.