Citizen of the world, LA-based model Jessica Gomes stepped out at the David Jones Elizabeth Street store in Sydney earlier this year to celebrate designer Rahul Mishra’s new Woolmark Collection, which awarded him the 2014 Woolmark Prize in Milan. The pieces feature lightweight merino wool and hand-embroidered graphic designs infused with Mishra’s philosophy.
“My team of weavers were really encouraged, and they also encouraged me, to takethis bolder step of trying to make wool in a completely new kind of way,” explains Mishra of his design process. “With this type of team possibilities are limitless. I wanted to achieve a spring/summer look with wool. Wool, being such a great fiber, is not used by almost 50% of the world’s population." Inspired by Dutch graphic artist M. C. Escher, the embroidery tells a story of the evolution from an eight-petal lotus, exploring the metamorphosis of the shape; which morphs into complex structures, representing the city landscape. The designs reflect the lifecycle of wool; the journey it takes from the organic and and its natural state, through to the concrete cities where it’s redesigned and reinvented.
Porte Mode has the privilege of representing a selection of Rahul Mishra's Woolmark Collection - explore the collection and add some unique luxe to your wardrobe!