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The fashion of young talents, the real ones, speaks of style that goes with the concept, and brings clear messages that is inevitable to capture. Rahul Mishra is the winner of the International Woolmark Prize 2014, and has just debuted at Paris fashion week with The Ferryman’s Tale, a collection inspired by the journey of an Indian sailor reflecting on distances between Eastern artisans and retailers in the West. “I’m like a storyteller in a small boat that travels between different places,” said Mishra. “In small villages in India I met craftsmen and manufacturers and now I’ve sailed to Paris to tell their stories in a new light”. Emerges a delicate vision, with meticulous workings which celebrate Indian design labor, translated into geometric and floral embroidery declined in ethereal colors such ivory, gold, black and yellow. Tactility, aside the visual impact, becomes fundamental to fully grasp the nature of the collection, expressed by the impalpability of silk organza that is tied to superfine Merino Wool, building graphic shapes and complex structures. “I think these little knots are like bubbles of thoughts; if you use them correctly, you can create poetry” said Mishra. It is not just an ode to beauty. It is an important reflection on the richness of Indian tradition and the abilities of its artisans and designers. Why not start right from fashion to enhance them? “What creates the force is when multiple hands join to create beauty”.