New Delhi, March 28 IANS | 9 months ago

Fashion designer Rahul Mishra showcased 'The lotus effect' collection, which helped him to scoop the coveted International Woolmark Prize (IWP) in Milan, at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) 2014 on its second day here.

Mishra's new collection is essentially made with merino wool and it was spun in superfine way, which make the clothes wearable in all seasons.

"I wanted to create wool that is trans-seasonal. It is spun in such a way that in summer it can prove to be more comfortable than cotton," Mishra told reporters here Thursday.

The collection, inspired by Lord Buddha's philosophy that lotus is found in womb of the world, attempted to portray the journey of human race and the process of metamorphosis that earth has undergone in the last century.

The stage, which had hand-cut paper installation representing trees and buildings, complemented the collection.

"You look at greenery and cities everyday. I wanted to capture what earth has gone through," he said.

Made with wool and a small percentage of silk, the range consisted of hand-woven hand embroidered jacket, sari, peplum skirt, shift dress and asymmetrical jacket dress in colours like black, white, purple and yellow.

He also made use of tie and dye technique for the range.

(Posted on 28-03-2014)

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