Rahul Mishra Should Partake In ‘Paris Couture Week’

rahulm_fw2017rahul m1Rahul Mishra showcased his Fall-Winter 2017 collection at the Paris Fashion Week on a day that had the luminaries of fashion showcasing their line. I don’t know if the designer choses the slot and the day or it’s done by the organizers. Anyway, on the 4th of March, 2017 before Rahul Mishra showcased his fall collection at 11:30 pm, the doyens of fashion had already shown. In the afternoon it was the iconic Japanese designers- Yohji Yamamoto and Junya Watnabe. Then we had Haider Ackermann, Elie Saab, punk goddess Vivienne Westwood (who walked the ramp as a model), Comme des Garçons and Nina Ricci. It is a risk Rahul took as all the columns-centimeters and photo-splash on fashion print-media and digital media were devoted to the big names just because they are BIG. These finer aspects do matter when a fashion designer is showing at the world’s most premier fashion platform.

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Rahul Mishra RTW Fall 2017I have mixed reactions about Rahul Mishra’s fall 2017 collection. The jackets were fabulous and the imagery (motifs) was at times ‘trippy ‘and at times naive like Van Gogh’s paintings of the sunflower. I loved the graphic embroidery that created the illusion of circular motion. Imagine what looked like a digital print is actually hand-embroidery. What may seem to a fashionista as a PIXEL of a Print is actually a PRINCESS KNOT. Such painstaking work and such finesse can only be revered at Couture shows. Though many designers used checks and tartans this time, the monochromatic checks Rahul used was too extensive. He concentrated on separates and a layered look, which was kinda grunge; kinda preppy. I wished for some maxi-dresses, some constructed pant-suits and coats and trenches. But then the immaculate cuts, the fabric and finally the out-of-the-world embellishment made it a nice collection.

Coming back to proposing that Rahul Mishra should consider doing a  couture show is not a new one. Rahul believes in “slow fashion”. esoteric hand embroidery and innovates new treatment for textiles and their weaves and all this would be best appreciated in a Couture show. It’s not just me but the Chambre de la Syndicale too has sounded him off on considering Haute Couture and this elite club of fashion is willing to take him in. Today when the big labels are doing ‘runway-to-rack’ shows for RTW lines and dishing out fashion at the pace of flipping burgers, Rahul Mishra’s fashion will be at home at the Paris Couture Week.

Natalia Vodianova_SuzyRei_the art of in between_METRei_Andrew Bolton_Wintour_METBTW, Suzy Menkes who is a regular at Rahul Mishra’s shows was partying at model Natalia Vodianova’s birthday bash.

issey miyake7ackermannceline-rf17-0039giambattista-valli-fall-2017-23Folks I loved Issey Miyake’s collection. The optical approach was most spectacular in looks where the treated pleats had ethereal swirls of color, reminiscent of Miyake’s ‘Pleats Please’. Balmain’s ‘glamazons’ I already wrote about. Haider Ackermann presented an AW17 collection made up of sharp monochrome tailoring. Giambattista Valli caught the ‘athleisure’ bug and Celine literally moved the audience with a modernist and minimalist collection. Comme des Garçons explored ‘the future of silhouette’. Ahead of her retrospective  – “The Art of the In-Between” at the MET that opens on the 2nd of May, Rei Kawakubo put on a truly stunning show.

3 thoughts on “Rahul Mishra Should Partake In ‘Paris Couture Week’

  1. what the hello

    Hi Jack, There are a lot of comments from both people who paid for Bipasha Basu events and those who work in event management on the Bipasha Basu incident. Is it true that her agency and herself together crack the deals for this events and they after going to the spot come up with some excuse of security lapses and abuse organizers and cry foul and escape with all the money paid? Wth? Seriously? Multiple people have quoted various events at Pune, California and London etc and it appears this has been their strategy for a while. It appears big organizers don’t bother but it seems in London the organizer was some aspiring young social worker who had to part with almost close to 8-10 lakhs which seems huge for her to loose like pocket change of rich and affluent. I can’t believe this woman charges 100 dollars for a selfie with her for her fans. I feel so disgusted to know this.

  2. NDT

    Yes Jack we are keen to know a bit more about this specific incident and more about some other celebrities..On my personal side I have experienced inviting people like Neha Dhupia, Dia Mirza, Evlyn Sharma and trust me they were extremely professional and were full worth the money spend..Disappointment was Sunny Leone…who would act as if she is GOD’S GIFT TO MANKIND..

  3. what the hello

    It looks like there is some India Pakistan Fashion Show (weird though) run by this UK south Asian folks. And it was even supposed to get covered by BBC World. Dear Bipasha landed with her husband in London at the cost of Organizers. Then she demanded the most expensive hotel suite. Extended stay by 3 more days. She was so involved extracting all this that she was angry money was not given to her at airport and especially in cash. Later money was given to her in cash. Then she threw sim cards with 5 pound recharge of her managers face and said things to the Indian girl organizing it. Also she dug her nails to her celebrity manager and made the girl panic. But this is mostly taken up by a lot of people than Indians alone as they seem to be angry seeing what bipasha did to that girl. Apart from that people are quoting incidents from all over Florida, Dubai, Toranto, cities from India wow.. Someone even says her Dubai manager was a horrible man and they had to get out of the job to save their self respect. Just amazing how scandalous this is. If Bipasha thinks it’s her money that should have been given to her at airport No words. Without even working how it becomes her money I wonder. Lol isn’t it black money if you desperately want in cash. May she wanted to pressurize and extract as much as she can and keep organizers worried.

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