Rahul Mishra’s collection at the recent Paris fashion week is a love poem to nature and a humble tribute to the elaborate biodiversity of Himalayas. It speaks of a new realm that is beyond the complexities of material living, its rights and wrongs.
The designer showcased his latest collection with a digital presentation at the ongoing Paris Haute Couture Week
The collection showcases blue sky laden with cotton candy clouds riding on the wind, blanketing fields painted in every colour of the prismatic spectrum, swaying under the gentle warm sun
As a prologue to his show at Paris Haute Couture Week Spring/Summer 2022, Rahul Mishra quotes Rumi – “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there.”
The chimerical and romantic concepts such as stargazing in a field of flowers form the basis of his couture looks that are adorned with floral embroideries.
The ensembles were replete with floral motifs like poppies, lilies, foxgloves, bellflowers, hollyhocks, iris and anemones. And the medinilla magnifica, and the queen crape Myrtle bloomed aside Aztec and Hibiscus and Buttercup and Daphne – on capes, dresses, jumpsuits and gowns.
“Intricate details rendered in hand embroidery hand cut and individually tacked on the bright hued, ombre surfaces. Pinched, gathered and sheered lengths of tulle representing air and water in their different interpretations gives volume and movement to the otherwise sculptural silhouettes. Some of the other applications include dramatic draping of sheer fabric, to create a fluid bubble around the garments,” said the designer in his note.
Mishra an advocate of sustainable and slow fashion continues to promote its values with this collection