Right between Miu Miu and Hermès, Rahul Mishra pulled off a great show at Paris Fashion Week. He happens to be the second designer after Manish Arora to have been featured on the Mode a Paris schedule.
This February, Mishra was awarded the prestigious International Woolmark Prize and since then the Delhi-based designer has been under the spectrum of international limelight.
For his Spring/Summer 2015 collection at Paris, the designer speaks about the unfamed stories and secret tales of the ferryman who carries travelers across water bodies. His collection was inspired by traditional Japanese art and three centuries old Chintz.
Textile and surface development techniques have been Mishra’s strong suit, hence his choice of inspiration is not unexpected; but the designer’s implementation of the simple nonfigurative thought of a ferryman’s memoirs speaks of his profound understanding of his strengths.
“The Ferryman’s Tale epitomises my personal journey and growth as a designer. Every destination I have reached has always increased my quest to a greater design sensibility and cause to uphold the richness of India’s textiles and craft,” avers Mishra.
The collection of 33 pieces features looks in neutral colour palettes of blush, whites and charcoal grays. The styles swerve towards sports luxe, but the collection is noticeably Indian in its cuts.