Rahul Mishra encouraged us to widen our views and look beyond the small screens of technology to see what the world has to offer. Inspired by nature and his studies in physics, Mishra presented an incredibly colorful and vivid collection, like a rainbow after the rain or reflection through a diamond, each look in SS18 collection is as beautiful, if not more so, than the last. Rahul Mishra opened with a gown in vertical stripes and array of colors, which so vividly pop against the dark sheer fabric of the skirt. I was in awe as each look came down the runway. The work is so intricately done, even on the runway you really can’t help but run your eyes up and down each piece and appreciate every little detail. Mishra opened with this maxi dress above, but his collection progressed to include even more special hand-crafted details, including these stripes all sewn in individually – that’s right – it’s not printed on the fabric! You also see lots more embroidered detail and color throughout the collection.The flowers and animal details were all cut by hand, the stripes and chiffon dresses were also all hand done. The most elaborate dress with the rainbow bodice took approximately 2000 hours to complete. I fell in love with the prism pieces, and adore all the ruffles, scalloped details, sheer fabrics used in jackets, midi-skirts, maxi dresses and gorgeous separates.
Photos by Yannis VlamosSome of my personal favourites are the rainbow hankerchief skirt hemline with cutouts at the natural waist, the scalloped hem dress with artistic embroidered detail along the skirt.
I am obsessed with the prism jackets. I absolutely want to own every piece in this collection.
As the second last collection to see before I ended Paris, what an incredible way to wind down fashion month. What did you think of this collection? Which is your favourite look? I’d love to hear in the comments below!