Rahul Mishra: “I don’t want to make heirlooms, I want my clothes to be worn”
Making couture comfortable
Rahul Mishra has always been obsessed with 3D architecture. The disciple of M.C. Escher has a yen for dazzling the eye with mathematically precise tesselation, deconstructing entire worlds within a few metres of fabric.
On the surface of it, his most recent couture presentation was relatively simple, inspired by Byzantine architecture. But Rahul insists you appreciate the amount of effort it took to make his clothes look so simple. “Monumental details with a featherlight outcome,” is how he described his latest challenge, insisting he wants to make “clothes that the bride can drive in, if she wants.”
“You often see a bridal lehenga that’s been passed on like an heirloom piece, and that’s because it’s never been worn. Clothing is meant to be worn. I want these clothes to be styled again and again, by today’s woman who is so stylish.”
Rahul Mishra’s Parizaad couture ’17 collection