Designer Rahul Mishra presented his beautiful Fall Winter 2019 collection at Paris Fashion Week, inspired by a house he used to visit as a child.
‘It smelled like a loss of things I had lived and it smelled like a promise of everything that was to come’ said the designer in the show notes.
This season, the designs are humble embodiments of that sentiment. Yards of black and white hand woven in India, paint a palette of Mishra’svillage buildings- a nostalgic rendition of the past, mixed with yellow, pink and orange touches.
The jackets and dresses bare a canvas to that vision in meticulously hand cut three dimensional blooms in a maze of colours lent by ‘fareeshe ka kaam;’ An age old artisanal technique of embroidery, ‘fareesha’ translating to ‘light’ itself. The designer was thinking of his school when he picked the tartan. Strict codes of uniform swept by a tide of lace and covered by drapes in cotton. Silhouettes were ultra-feminine, with a strong romantic vibe.
This season the designer collaborated again with luxury shoe brand OCEEDEE presenting delicate slip-ons and and Mary Jane flats in hand-embroidery teaming perfectly with the designs.
Rahul Mishra champions slow fashion with traditional Indian textiles. His label represents the finest handwork – hand woven, hand embroidered and hand crafted – all made in India.
‘It is indeed essential to challenge despair and I, for one, feel blessed to have clothes walk me through it, to have Nature at its most defiant serve a promise – a gleam of optimism’ – Rahul Mishra
The brand retails through some of the best stores globally and opened its first flagship store in New Delhi in July 2017, and its second store in Mumbai in September 2018.