Through his signature 3D embroideries, Rahul Mishra channeled recollections of visiting Santorini, Greece, along with his spouse and younger daughter. The island’s white buildings and azure-colored domed roofs and doorways, lush bougainvillea and huge skyscape seem on the intricately conceived style.
“I had a dream about being curious and being able to travel again,” the designer defined.
The final time he took a vacation was in 2019, to Santorini. His then 4-year-old noticed: “The sky looks like a big dome.”
For his assortment, Mishra didn’t got down to recreate Santorini like on a postcard, however as an concept “with round edges.” He additionally had in thoughts the 5 components.
To symbolize earth, Mishra embroidered Santorini’s buildings, fitted collectively on clothes like Legos, however with an ethereal impact. On one gown, the pictures cascaded down the various layers, for example. Water was referenced with shimmery surfaces, jar-like shapes and layers of tulle.
“My daughter thought Santorini looks like a giant bubble,” Mishra mentioned.
Bubble shapes and expansive volumes appeared in all places, constructed with gauzy materials encircling the clothes embellished with the island’s motifs.
The movie to current the gathering was shot in a black field and was meant to really feel like a dream. For most on set, it was their first work since India shut down from COVID-19.
“It was like a ritual [for] gaining a bit of strength,” Mishra mentioned. “Sometimes you just need these reasons to celebrate life.”
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