The Misha Kaura Fall 2018 collection made its debut at Manhattan’s Industria during the recent season of New York Fashion Week. The presentation is only the designer’s second show ever, yet the collection expertly mixed creative inspiration with real-life wearable styles.
“My AW18 collection was inspired by my time observing colorful village dances in Patiala, Punjab, and the sight of empowered women in metropolitan Chandigarh,” the designer shared in a press release. “This season, I have focused on fluidity, moving beyond my sharp tailoring training at Dior and McQueen to fluid dresses that allow for movement by the modern woman on the go. By deconstructing normal silhouettes and adding innovative touches — ostrich feathers, genuine pearl beads — I was able to reflect the essence present in modern women worldwide.”
Misha used this collection as an opportunity to flip outdated fashion symbols into something fresh and new – while embracing her own heritage and traditions.
“My fabric choices of couture grade sequined mesh, sequined damask, embroidered dupioni, and embroidered velvet, as well as heavily feathered and beaded embellishments, reflect my Indian heritage, my American upbringing, and highlight the work of female artisans in Punjabi villages who embellish the fabrics by hand,” the designer added. “Deconstructing traditional symbols of oppression—heavy corsetry, rigid bodices—was also a key theme this season. Overall, I am deeply inspired by strong, smart, confident, powerful women who are unapologetically feminine. This collection speaks to female empowerment and the resiliency of the female spirit in the face of oppression and political upheaval.”
With an inspiration that layered and beautiful, you know the full Misha Kaura Fall 2018 collection is filled with memorable pieces!