LFW 2017: Rahul Mishra Captivated Us With His Handloom Magic
A prodigy and magician, Rahul Mishra has been known to knock it out of the park whether its a showing at Paris Fashion Week, Delhi or Mumbai. So when he presented a collaborative collection in association with Reliance’s Project Eve at Lakme Fashion Week, he had our undivided attention!
The inspiration for his collection came from the poetic words of Rumi, having the presentation aptly titled ‘The Bird Song’ that aimed at capturing the the untarnished beauty of the pure and naive world of nature. The clothes were an epitome of Rahul Mishra’s longstanding association with tradition Indian textiles with fauna motifs like that of the lotus and marigold were engineered into the likes of Chanderi and silk fabric.
A key highlight of the collaboration with Project Eve came at using a handloom fabric that was ideal for mass consumption hereby making his gorgeous wears accessible to everyone with a ready-to-wear line that’s going to be an undeniably huge hit this festive season.
1. Jacketed sarees were a huge hit this season and especially so with Rahul Mishra’s collection as well with his brightly hued sarees paired with a structured bandhgala layer over it to form a new and asymmetric silhouette altogether.
2. Dusty pastels came to be the new colour for the festive season — a hue otherwise known to be effective in the summers, the pastels at Rahul Mishra’s show were dull but in the most effective way.
3. Long kurtas over lehengas were another trend we loved picking at. A far cry from the overly done pants, seeing the long slit open kurtas paired with flowy and flared skirts made us feel inspired to don the silhouette come festive season.
While the embroidered separates were an absolute delight for the eye, we loved the stand alone collared flare kurtas that appeared to be the perfect one-piece outfits to be worn without a dupatta.