Cotton Council International (CCI) has adjudged Indian fashion designer Rahul Mishra as the Best Women’s Designer for his creations with cotton fabric. "I am feeling extremely happy and honored after getting this award. This award is given by Cotton Council International for my contribution in terms of promotion for cotton," Mishra told IANS. The Mumbai-based designer is a post-graduate from National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, where he won the Best Student Designer of the Year in 2005.
He also earned a scholarship to the Istituto Marangoni, Milan. Mishra made his fashion week debut in Mumbai in 2006 showcasing Kerala handloom fabric to make trousers and dresses that could be worn inside out. During the intervening years, Rahul Mishra has displayed his collections at various fashion weeks including those in London, Dubai and Australia. The indian designer is known for his love with the fabric and his design philosophy revolves around traditional weaves and fabrics such as Benarasi silks, Chikankari and Kerala's cotton handloom cloth. The Indian designer’s creations also involve traditional Maheshwari and Chanderi weaves, which he had taken to global level by using them in his outfits. CCI would be giving the award to Rahul Mishra on May 11, in recognition of his contribution in terms of promotion for cotton.
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