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India Couture Week 2020

RAHUL MISHRA

Lotus Pond

Rahul Mishra’s collection titled LOTUS POND talks about fashion’s connect with the environment.The clothes symbolize hope and optimism for a better future.

Mood Board

 “Earth may be alive: not as the ancients saw her-a sentient Goddess with a purpose and foresight-but alive like a tree. A tree that quietly exists, never moving except to sway in the wind, yet endlessly conversing with the sunlight and the soil. Using sunlight and water and nutrient minerals to grow and change. But all done so imperceptibly, that to me the old oak tree on the green is the same as it was when I was a child.”

 —James Lovelock

These words by James Lovelock become richer with meaning as we find ourselves in the middle of the pandemic. The conversation between the tree and its surroundings found greater intimacy in the past months, as human intervention reduced. The virginal lotus ponds with life sprouting in diverse forms, the psychedelia of the underwater-scape, replete with striking hues and textures, and the symphony of birds and butterflies inspire the craft behind “Lotus Pond”.

Highlights

Collection of lehengas and sherwanis adorned with motifs of lotuses and dragonflies, there’s jaali work and architectural motifs as well.

 Lotus Pond” is an ode to the evolving ecosystem of aquatic plants, fishes, planktons, dragonflies and butterflies – all brought together by the sublime lotus,

 Fabric Story

Tulle, silk organza, raw silk, muga silk and cotton

Colour Canvas

Nudes, Blush Pinks ,Peach, Pista, Ivory, Butter Yellow, Shades of Mint, Lime Green

Designer’s Take

“This collection is one of the most significant collections for us, an organic extension of our Paris Haute Couture collection, ‘Butterfly People’. A significant part of our New Delhi team are our “kaarigars” (hand embroiderers and tailors). We have been fortunate to be able to stand by them through this storm and are committed to continue doing so. It’s the very foundation of our brand values. We are a large family – that includes hundreds of people including local craftsmen and workers. Today, we collectively acknowledge the value of beauty. It gave us a deep sense of joy and nourishment to return to our studio. Through this collection as a creative expression we are served a reminder of the quote by Hans Christian Anderson, that indeed “Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.”

#ICW2020

 #DecodingCouture.

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The look book and film is shot at the Tijara Fort-Palace( Neemrana Horels)

Jewellery by Ambrus Jewels

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