Rahul Mishra recently showcased his latest fall 2023 collection at the Paris Couture Week 2023. The collection revolved around 'We, The People.' The artisans are part of Mishra's "ethical community", to which he dedicated his collection. Closing the show with a gorgeous Indian lehenga with embroidery, beads, and handwork, the designer brought a fusion of culture and fashion to the runway. A true masterpiece that celebrates diversity and craftsmanship with minute details.
In a conversation with a leading lifestyle publication, Rahul Mishra says, "The work we do belongs to all of us, to all the people that contributed to making this collection come to life," he said. "It's a collective dream," which is why he called it 'We The People' even though he said he knows "it sounds something like the Constitution." The embroidery and handwork done by the craftsmen were inspired by daily life and nature while there is evidence of sentient life in the designs with for instance the presence of a minuscule figure of an artisan, peeking from a motif or a lady working on a dress. The exceptional skills of the makers and artisans were displayed in these meticulous details of the designer's collection. Rahul Mishra also mentioned that he was particularly proud that after years of training people coming from slums and densely populated sub-factory set-ups in large cities, the craftsmen are returning to their local Indian villages to build new communities of makers keeping traditional crafts alive.
Rahul Mishra's work in ethnic Indian wear has been appreciated not just by Bollywood celebrities, but by Hollywood stars too. At the red-carpet event at the launch of NMACC, Zendaya and Gigi Hadid chose outfits from the designer's collections and made stellar style statements.
Zendaya was wearing a hand-embroidered 'Verdure' saree gown in deep blue with gold work from Rahul Mishra's label as she teamed it with the 'Flying Cranes' bralette, in the same colour palette.
Gigi Hadid wore a hand-embroidered 'Himachal' trench paired with coordinating trousers and a bralette in a vibrant colour palette at the NMACC launch, from the designer's collection.
Besides these, Karisma Kapoor, Karan Johar, Aditi Rao Hydari, Malaika Arora, and Ananya Panday were the other celebrities at the NMACC launch who looked exceptional in their Rahul Mishra outfits.Comments