Indian, Pakistani Designers Collections At IWP Event

Indian, Pakistani Designers Collections At IWP Event

The Woolmark Company brought together six renowned fashion designers from India and Pakistani to showcase key collection inspired by luxurious, lightweight Merino wool fabrics under the men’s and women’s wear category at the International Woolmark Prize event for the upcoming season.

The designers’ collaboration showcase also focused on the Make in India concept, highlighting the journey of Australian Merino wool to the weavers, manufacturers, brands and designers in India.

Pakistani designer, Omar Farooq unveiled Oriental Opulence, a collection of embroideries, jacquards, knitting, embellishments and printing to create rich textile, bringing traditions to contemporary fashion.

Indian designer Nachiket Barve, known for intricate surface details in his clothes, presented a line called Tulipmania, inspired by the delicate flower. Troy Costa, who has styled Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, presented his collection inspired by La Bella Figura, meaning the good impression. It was marked by structured silhouettes of bespoke tailoring.

Rajesh Pratap Singh, known for his understated designs, presented a simple yet flawless collection highlighting the fluidity, drapability and versatility of Merino wool. Oversized silhouettes are predominant in the collection and many garments are reflective of traditional Indian costumes but with a modern twist and relevance for today’s man.

International Woolmark Prize 2014-Womenswear Winner Rahul Mishra’s collection, which was titled as the Fourth Dimension, was inspired by metamorphosis in life.