Showing at Palais de Tokyo, Mishra's intricately embroidered pieces married East and West through a celebration of Indian craftsmanship. "I am like a storyteller in a little boat who travels to different places," explains Mishra in the show notes, "in the small villages of India I have met craftspeople and makers and now I have sailed to Paris to tell their stories in a new light."
Rahul Mishra Spring/Summer 15
High necklines and knee-length hems mixed with see-through fabrics and flashes of waist made for a demure but sensual show. It was the embroidery however that caught our eye. Japanese stencil art mixed with explosive geometric patterns covered the clothes in a constellation of knotted flowers and winding vines. It was mathematics mixed with graphics, mixed with natural form. And it worked. Watch this space.
Text Felicity Kinsella