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RAHUL MISHRA
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For autumn winter 2011, Rahul Mishra continued to design minimalist looks using indigenous textiles based on the beliefs of his idol Mahatma Gandhi, who advocated the use of khadi and championed the cause of poor weavers. "Titled Lineage, my collection is based on a discovery I made while visiting handloom villages for a National Geographic documentary. I was surprised to observe how diverse textiles from different regions indicate threads connected to a single ancestry. Lineage is an attempt to portray this connection," he explains.

Anybody who doubted minimalism could be chic was instantly corrected as all the looks had a sensuous simplicity—long jackets with narrow waists, trousers, tunics and a series of dresses with sleek lines. Anything superfluous was eliminated; geometric progression of lines formed concentric diamond shapes and cuts, dots denoted landscapes in hand embroideries instead of conventional darts, and the blend of silk and khadi created symmetrical and non-symmetrical garment construction playfully juxtaposing sheer and opaque. Embellishments were for the most part pared down with transparent sequins adding a hint of shimmer.

"I saw all the looks and it's all I want to wear next season" was the common outlook as guests streamed out of the MSA. Appreciation doesn't come any better than that!

— Jasmeen Dugal
Photographs — Press Kit

 
 
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