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RAHUL MISHRA
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"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 Mishra sometime back yet relevant to his design philosophy today.

 

The first Indian designer to win the International Woolmark Prize, Rahul Mishra's 'Maraasim' at FDCI India Couture Week took seed in late sixteenth and seventeenth century Mughal architecture. From the first look, it was clear that classic bridal silhouettes — worked lightly with chikankari, three-dimensional appliqué, resham and Swarovski crystals — were going to be showcased with the artistry of a global design aesthetic. Bringing handwoven chanderi and organza to the forefront, Mishra showcased lightweight lehengas worn with kurtas, kalidaars, anarkalis, cocktail dresses, long jackets, capes and debuted menswear with a line of kurtas, sherwanis and bandgalas with beautiful threadwork. PS I absolutely loved how the couturier chose to showcase the stunning tiles and Islamic tessellations of a historical tomb through silk thread work on a delicate organza ensemble…

 

It was indeed remarkable to witness once again how his signature combines the cerebral and the sensual to a degree that is rare in fashion. Walking out of the showing, I couldn't help being in awe of how each handmade ensemble took his karigars five months to craft yet was so lightweight, it floated over the models' body — perfect for bridal 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
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RAHUL MISHRA - AUTUMN WINTER 2013 RAHUL MISHRA - FALL 2015
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