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RAHUL MISHRA
Runway Report
 

With well-received collections like 'The Baroque Tree' and 'The Ikat Dream' in the archives, Rahul Mishra felt encouraged to go beyond his signature for Spring Summer '14. His effort had a sense of experiment and play.. pointing to potential avenues of development. One could saw clear glimpses of neo-chic in the opening pieces—especially the hand-woven jersey jamdaani dresses and long jackets and the embroidered jersey pants. This was sports-inflected prêt albeit crafted from pastoral khadi jamdaani from Bengal and elaborate bandhani from Bhuj fused with PVC and jersey. 

As the show progressed it appeared he wanted to bring ease into the DNA of his brand. The hand-woven Jamdaani asymmetrical dress worn with a silk palazzo and the hand-woven and embroidered jacket with a PVC skirt are key examples of innovation where his heritage background and new-age technology meet. The clothes got better as the show went on. Mishra cut an excellent hand-embroidered sheer jacket worn over shorts that curved over the hips and the look came off as effortless despite the hours of work that must have gone into crafting it. Something that could be paired with formal pants or slim skirt for a dressed-up evening look, this jacket is a hot-seller. Elsewhere the bandhani tie-and-dye jersey long dress and the hand-woven jamdaani long dress with a voile embroidered skirt radiated a cool confidence. 
 
Overall Rahul Mishra's idea of relaxing the house codes is a good one and the sporty-chic evening pieces point to a viable way forward. A great collection!

— JASMEEN DUGAL

 
 
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