Rahul Mishra showcases His Collection “Parizaad” At ICW ‘17


icw-Rahul MishraGlobal fashion’s rising star, Rahul Mishra, launched his couture collection, “Parizaad”, meaning born of the divine, at the FDCI Indian Couture Week 2017 (ICW ’17).

The collection was a poetic confluence of yarn, colours, textile, ornamentally hand worked motifs that were inspired by the vast reservoir of ancient science and architecture. Known for his embodiment of ancient skills, science and its relevance in his designs Rahul Mishra, continued the tradition with the genesis of Parizaad.

Defining the collection, the designer said, “Shades of Persian, Roman, Byzantine architecture from centuries ago made its inroads into my thought process when I thought of this line. Studying the highly intricate use of geometric patterns, girikh, or haft rangi etc to create uninterrupted patterns of tiles of flowers, and a mosaic of nature emphasizing great design aesthetics from a time when human skills were divine and to create a modern language with Indian textiles and embroidery with a Zen like thinking and philosophy has led me to this new narrative.”

The collection combined abstract and complex geometry designs to create a kaleidoscopic illusion of infinite patterns. The use of intricate vegetal motifs, patterns of mosaic, chevrons and spandrels brought forth new forms of visual expressions.

What makes this collection special are the elements of the structure and attention to detail and its fusion with the embroidery to enhance the luxury. The garments in this collection for ICW ’17 included hand crafted lehengas, kalidars and silhouettes inspired from traditional Indian ensembles.

Rahul Mishra’s designs tell stories of people, places, process and craft. Every season, he brings newer interpretations and design interventions to craft, and techniques, serving larger purpose of engaging, employing and empowering the artisans. He was featured in GQ’s Power list of the “50 Most Influential Indians” and was also on the global influential list “BoF 500”.