Rahul Mishra
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Rahul Mishra

Rahul Mishra is known for his contribution to Indian handlooms, is continuously working on empowering and employing Indian Craft Community through his sustainable design interventions. The brands philosophy revolves around integrating the rich heritage of Indian craft with the constantly varying pulse of global fashion. The Regional winner of prestigious "International Woolmark Prize" will be soon showcasing at Milan Fashion Week to compete for the ultimate Prize in Fashion.

This Post Graduate from NID, won the Best Student Designer Award and followed it by winning the Pride of NID. After creating waves on the Indian Emerging Designers scene, Rahul went on to be the first Non – European Designer to win the prestigious Scholarship at the Istituto Marangoni, Milan.

Much rewarded and awarded, Rahul was described as 'the talent to watch out for' by French Fashion Doyen Didier Grumbach. For the year 2009, he was voted as MTV Youth Icon for year 2009, further for the same year he went on winning the International Designer of The Year award at the IAF (International Apparel Federation) annual convention held in Netherlands. For the same year, he was featured in the list of top 20 young Indians who would shape India's future for Vision-India 2020.

In 2010, he was amongst top 9 International Artists invited by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University to be a part of the prestigious landmark exhibition titled "Transformation: Material | Magic | Memory".

In 2011, a documentary film on Handlooms of India, made for National Geographic Channel profiled his philosophy and work. This film was made in collaboration with UNESCO & Ministry of Textiles, India.

Continuing with his commitment for the craft sector, he collaborated with Taj Group of Hotels to uplift IKAT weavers from Pochampally and presented his exclusive IKAT Collection at the iconic Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad and Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai. Currently, He is working closely with different State Governments and Ministry of Textile, Govt. of India.

He is also a part of committee for revisiting/introducing new curriculum used in Fashion/ Design education for ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. of India.

For the year 2012, Cotton Council International named him "Best Womenswear Designer." For the same year, he was invited by British Council to showcase at Art Festival "ALCHEMY" held at Southbank Center, London.

Recently, He has been also featured in 'the Power List of 25 most influencing Indians' by ELLE Magazine and Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), London has permanently acquired some of his most exquisite hand crafted Designs for the prestigious Design Exhibition.