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Pune Fashion Week
 
RAHUL MISHRA
Runway Report
 

"I have always believed in the creation of Fashion which is wearer-friendly. The distinction between couture and ready to wear blurs the way we work; my collections have handwork and quality that qualifies as couture. The idea behind this is to make each piece an investment that one can enjoy wearing on several occasions! And it is of utmost importance that the wearer feels comfortable and at the same time enjoys the luxury of couture fabrics and hand embroideries..." A conversation with Rahul Mishra sometime back yet relevant to his design philosophy today.

 

Steeped in inspiration from Islamic architecture, it was clear from the first look that Indian silhouettes crafted from hand-embroidered textiles such as organza, silk, wool, Chanderi and cotton were going to be showcased with the precision of a global design aesthetic. Bringing handwoven textiles to the forefront, Mishra surprised us by reinventing the bridal look with with lightweight lehengas, kalidaars, trapeze blouses, churidars, long line jackets, anarkalis and sheer saris—embellished with hand embroideries that formed geometric motifs—lifted with intricate silver, gold and mirrorwork.

 

Walking out of the showing, I couldn't help being in awe of how each handmade ensemble took karigars months to create and embellish with with dense embroideries yet was so lightweight, it was floating over the model's body. Literally. My favourite look? The ivory lehengas with beautiful Parsi gara embroideries forming floral panels — perfect for a bridal function and occasion wear! All you need to do is style it differently.

— JASMEEN DUGAL

 
 
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RAHUL MISHRA - Spring Summer 2011 RAHUL MISHRA - Autumn Winter 2011
RAHUL MISHRA - Spring Summer 2012 RAHUL MISHRA - Autumn Winter 2011
RAHUL MISHRA - SPRING SUMMER 2014 RAHUL MISHRA - Spring Summer 2013
RAHUL MISHRA - AUTUMN WINTER 2013 RAHUL MISHRA - FALL 2015
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