“Rahul Mishra is the biggest find in fashion in the past 5 to 8 years”, said Stephane Wargnier, the Executive President of the French Federation of Couture (Président Exécutif, Federation française de la couture). Now that’s quiet a statement to revel upon for Rahul and India. Wargnier said this post the Fall-Winter 2016 RTW show of Rahul Mishra on the Day 5 of the Paris Fashion Week that saw a huge attendance of 800 people.
The Fall 2016 collection heightened the craftsmanship further that Rahul infuses in each of his garments. All the signature elements of his aesthetics were there yet nothing looked repetitive. Porcelain Blue was the dominant palette as Girih Porcelain was the main theme. There were some blacks and off-whites too. What was amazing was the interplay of Neoprene, Luxe Leatherette, Mulberry Silk, Organza and Merino wool providing stiffness as well as fluidity in every ensemble. Similarly juxtaposition of sheer and opaque exuded sensuality.
Immaculate tailoring was definitely the hallmark of flowy scarf-dresses, scalloped capes, Bombers and Biker jackets with kerchief-skirts and some classic pant-suits. Rahul used a rare Bandhini craft from Bhuj – Bharti to create dotted motifs of Sparrows and flowers. Quilting too was used on delicate fabric and Chintz printed lining added to the beauty of the garments. I found the Cable-knit Cashmere embroidery on cream blouse a innovative embellishment technique.
Way to go Rahul Mishra!