India gets luxurious as pin stripes, kedia tops and Pochampally Ikat make a play for the spotlight at the AIFW’16 grand finale.
By Asmita Aggarwal
There are three reasons why you will walk away from Rahul Mishra’s show pleasantly pleased—-he immediately gives credit to his wife for his success, tells you that he has abandoned his ‘safety net’ of textiles, and introduces you to the next big thing; caterpillar sleeves. “I was fascinated by the way the caterpillar moves so I incorporated that in my line, through the medium of sleeves on my jackets. If you observe, even the sleeves which start from the upper shoulder move like the caterpillar on your arms,” he smiles.
Growing up his father was keen Rahul Mishra study for the Indian Administrative Service or join IIT, so he was quite disappointed when the physics graduate decided to join NID. But the math that he was so good at as a teen gets reflected in his meticulously calculated cuts, seamless renditions on Khadi and of course, his complex aari work. At the third day of the WIFW at the Pragati Maidan, it was Rahul who was the star, with his Kerala inspired line that used gold plated silver zari, from Balaramapuram.