Sunday 25, Oct 2020, Delhi (India)
The #India Couture Week 2019 is riding over the Instagram accounts. In its 12th edition and in collaboration with Hindustan Times organized by Fashion Design Council of India, exhibits the collection of 10 leading and aspiring designers from 22nd July 2019 – 28th July 2019 at Taj palace, New Delhi.
DLF Emporio has associated itself with FDCI India Couture Week as a luxury partner. The Couture Week is more like a partnership between fashion and retail with other partners like M.A.C, Swarovski, Visit Monaco, Icons and jewelry partner Archana Aggarwal’s timeless jewelry.
The Uttar Pradesh based designer Rahul Mishra showcased his latest collection ‘Malhausi Monaco’on the 3rd day of ICW 2019. The collection was admittedly extravagant and alluring to the eyes.
He is one of the designers who is known for contributing to Indian craftsmanship and its preservation through their craft men and women. Graduated from National Institute of Design, designer debuted in 2006 at Lakme Fashion Week with a collection made up of cotton handloom from Kerala. The first Indian Designer to win International Woolmark Prize (2014) at Milan Fashion Week, Rahul Mishra incorporated the traditional Indian textiles and handmade artisanship to his work.
Growing up in the village of Uttar Pradesh and presenting his journey from village Malhausi to his recent trip to Monaco, he beautifully exhibits his latest collection on the ramp at ICW 2019. ‘Malhausi Monaco’ collection was in continuation to Autumn/ Winter Couture Collection 2019 at Paris Fashion Week adding Indian accent and influence to it. Inspired by the streets of Monaco surrounded by European facades and lush foliage, he incorporated them into the garments.
Imitating the set like a street of Monaco and using the bicycle as a prop, he started with the traditional and Indian silhouettes. It was like the play with layers and sheer fabrics in ivories and pastels which coordinated the colorful hand embroidery.
Show stealer was the floral embroidery all over the garment which reminded the lush green foliage and did justice to his inspiration. Dainty crystals and silken threads were woven together to bring out simplicity and elegance to his collection which incorporated the Indian handloom like silk organza, silk crepe and muga silk for the Indian silhouettes like churidars, lehengas, mid length gowns, anarkalis, sarees, dupattas and Nehru Jackets.
Men and Women were well coordinated with each other as the designer finds them equal and manifested the same floral motif to the men and women garments. Moving from the play of ivory which was organic and spread the freshness all over, shades of darker blues with combined embroidery of red, yellow and green color were showcased. The use of appliqués, emphasizing on the multi colored embroidery, designer re-created the value of Indian craftsmanship and personifies the nature. He ended his collection with bridal lehengas which subsume the hues of red along with gold zardozi hand work .On the make up front, bold lips with accessories for the hair completed the whole look for the show. The show was astonishing and it was like walking down the street with little glamour and moments of lucidity.