Indian designer Rahul Mishra caused quite a buzz when he walked away with this year’s International Woolmark Prize. Beating out brands like Altuzarra and Silbling for the $100,000 Australian dollars purse with his impressive display of skills at transforming sheep’s wool into stunning ornately decorated designs that maintained a purity of spirit.
That talent was once again undeniable at the designer’s catwalk show in Paris on Wednesday afternoon.
He sent out his highly complex embroidered pieces on relatively simple silhouettes that leaned toward feminine yet sporty shapes. It made for a spot-on backdrop to Mishra’s artistic flair for embellishments, balancing modern designs with techniques that have been used for centuries to create a new space where sporty and romantic sophistication can easily coexist.