Fashion designer Rahul Mishra exhibited his latest collection, Monsoon Diaries, a hand-woven outfits with much detailing, at FDCI India Couture Week 2016 (ICW).
The show was held at Taj Palace in New Delhi on Friday, where award-winning fashion designer displayed 36 outfits for the contemporary bride, which highlighted motifs influenced by monsoon flora.
Traditional techniques, flared silhouettes and hand-crafted embroidery composed Mishra’s couture collection. The crowd was surprised to see the zipper jacket and sari combination, blazer jackets with ghagras and capes rather than cholis.
The best thing about the collection was definitely the dense thread work intricately designed on all the outfits. Metal yarns, zardozi, and resham were used to add more dimension to jackets, kalidar kurtas, and lehengas, in addition to French knots and his signature cutwork.
The deal breaker of the fashion show were the whites. The delicacy of these lehengas, the forest portraiture along with peacocks recessing on the branches and the peplum blouses took my heart away.
It was like the whole show had a story to tell. One that the entire crowd was eager to listen.
with his Monsoon Diaries collection, he included a lot more watercolour shades to his signature structured outfits and offered birdes-to-be good enough to love. colour palatte move from powder blue and indigo to mint, blush pink and ultimately white.
Fabrics like Maheshwari and muga silks, organic khadi, and handmade silk organza were used to carry tonal as well as complex embroidery that wove a solid cultural story.
Last year, when Rahul Mishra made his couture week debut at India Couture Week, his collection was noticed with a mixed reaction. So this year, the designer gave them all that and much more with his new collection, Monsoon Diaries.
Designer Manish Malhotra, Anju Modi, Ritu Kumar and Samant Chauhan attended Rahul Mishra’s show at ICW 2016