Lakmé Fashion Week and The Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) announce the Opening Show by Rahul Mishra to be hosted by the Italian Embassy on the 22nd of March 2022 in New Delhi. The Opening Show of FDCI X Lakmé Fashion Week will integrate the best of Italy with one of India’s leading designers. The show marks the start of the fully physical, season-fluid edition of FDCI X Lakmé Fashion Week scheduled from 23-27 March 2022 in New Delhi.
Commenting on the showcase Rahul Mishra said, “Italy, like a second home, has always had a special place in my heart. Since my initial days as a designer studying in Milano, I have found influence in the Italian history of art, fashion and architecture. And it has significantly contributed to my overall perspective of design and helped shape my point of view towards the application of Indian craft in a contemporary fashion. As I think of my time in Italy from the streets of Milan to vacations in the countryside, I remember feeling a strong sense of familiarity.”
He further added,” Of the way people would express themselves in their food, the way they would dress their windows with flowering plants akin to my mother’s marigolds growing in hundreds alongside my childhood home’s brick wall. It is an immense pleasure to be able to showcase at the Embassy of Italy, with a collection that emerges out of my love for nature. Complimented with accessories from Italian heritage brands, this showcase is an apt representation of the global identity of our brand.”
Rahul Mishra’s collection is a flirtation between first hand experiences and fantastical imagination. The looks actively aim to imitate nature and its elements through various applications of handcraft, forming arrangements of Himalayan poppies, foxgloves, calla lilies amongst others, onto the surface.