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RAHUL MISHRA
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For FDCI India Couture Week, Rahul Mishra's 'The Lotus Pond' — shot at Tijara Fort-Palace — is emblematic of the evolving ecosystem of aquatic plants, fish, planktons, dragonflies, butterflies and the sublime lotus. 'Through this collection, as a creative expression, we are served a reminder of the quote by Hans Christian Anderson, that indeed just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower' is his guiding principle.

 

Finding the future in the far past—it's a challenge that would stimulate artists in any arena. Rahul Mishra addresses it with his choice of material, movement and construction. From the first look, it was clear that classic silhouettes handcrafted with intricate embroidery would be showcased with the precision of a global aesthetic. Rahul's ideals stood at the crossroads of austerity and romance, focusing on grown-up, fluid construction lavished with sumptuous motifs of the lotus and dragonflies. I loved the pastel hand- embroidered lehenga sets, the sequinned hand- embroidered bustier gown crafted with silk organza and the hand- embroidered tiered gown with sheer three- dimensional hand- embroidered floral train cape. This vein continued with menswear — the pale pink hand- embroidered bandi worn over a pin-striped kurta and plain pyjama is a look one could imagine piquing the interest of the men he's drawn to his label.

 

'This is one of the most significant collections for us, an organic extension of the Paris Haute Couture collection. An integral part of our New Delhi team are our karigars i.e. hand embroiderers and tailors who are the foundation of our brand. We are a large family that includes hundreds of people including local craftsmen and workers. Today we collectively acknowledge the value of their work and the art they create. This gives us a deep sense of joy and nourishment to return to our studio', he says. Salut.

— JASMEEN DUGAL

 
 
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