Rahul Mishra’s ‘Tree of Life’ at Paris Haute Couture Week Draws Attention
NEW DELHI, (IANS) – “Trees have always been an inspiration to us, rendered first in an Escher-esque design language – now an identifiable signature, for our International Woolmark prize-winning collection. The tree is metamorphosed into buildings, portraying the metamorphosis the planet has gone through over the past few centuries,” says fashion designer Rahul Mishra.Taking inspiration from the tree of life, which symbolizes growth, strength, and beauty. Fashion designer Mishra presented his Couture Fall 2022 collection titled “Tree of Life” at Paris Haute Couture Week.Rahul opened his show with a flurry of 3D golden embroideries of foliage expressing his appreciation for nature.”Our ‘the Tree of Life’ collection celebrates opulence with a strong palette of gold and black and focuses on high precision craftsmanship,” he said. “Trees From Our Atelier, at the onset of a new beginning, we look at the one source that never goes out of style – the handbook of nature. Through analogies to nature, many of the problems faced by mankind have been optimally solved. The ‘Bursting Tree’ motif was birthed at the atelier, capturing how a strong wind would gush through a dense tree, with the nesting birds flying out of it, showing us how fragile our ecosystem is, how beautiful our planet is, and the necessity of preserving the purity of it,” he said.The Delhi-based couturier became the first Indian designer to have been invited by the committee of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture in 2020 for his first-ever haute couture show.Mishra champions slow, state-of-the-art fashion with traditional Indian crafts and Lenskart’s ‘Do More, Be More’ spirit.