After bagging the coveted International Woolmark prize in 2014, the Indian designer Rahul Mishra, stepped up at the Paris Fashion Week with an amazing craftsmanship showcasing his newest Fall-Winter collection called ‘It Felt Love’.
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The designer succeeded in brightening the City of Lights with his autumn winter womenswear collection, which like before had a strong essence of the Indian handicrafts and contemporary design elements.
Feeling the magic and beauty of his new-born inspired him to start this collection to find newer meanings of love. The featured collection is strongly focused on the shades of royal blue, black, cream, beige, brown and purple. Fusing a bit of India by techniques like printing, weaving and embroidery, he kept the outfits a bit contemporary.
Worth applauding is the way he merged modern methods with India’s age old craft traditions. He imported the lightweight Merino wool from Australia and had rural craft-based, village-based workers from remote places of the country and transformed it into a stupendous outfit.
This Fall he used the age old Bandhini technique on the Merino wool and silks. Handcrafted intricate embroideries can be seen embedded in most of the outfits.
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His collection, an ode to Paris had predominantly ‘blue’ from the porcelain background suggesting the strong resilience and commendable spirit of Paris.
He added a chic look to the otherwise classic suit jackets with embroidered translucent semi capes. The sports vibe that the jackets were supposed to carry also had a contemporary feel about them with the Bandhini silk and hand embroidery.
Suzy Menkes, Vogue’s Style guru was heard saying “the delicacy of the knits, which were so fine that they could barely be identified as wool on the runway, was breath-taking”.
Check out some more looks from the runway show
Great work Rahul, and we feel very proud when our skilled artisans work is being internationally recognized. Keep amazing us with your innovative confluence of cultures.
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