Rahul Mishra, the Indian designer who in February was named winner of the 2014 International Woolmark Prize, showed a collection of delicately hand-embroidered outfits that played with translucent effects.
A pearl-gray quilted blazer was attached to a knee-length sheer panel embroidered with geometric and floral motifs, transforming it into a lightweight coat. In fact, Mishra referred to most of his zip-front coats as dresses, though some were too sheer to be worn with nothing underneath.
Using a palette of black and white, with touches of sunflower yellow and petal pink, he drew inspiration from centuries-old techniques and made them look modern. Among the winners was a slim, black dress with a densely embroidered top featuring a kaleidoscope of geometric patterns swirling around a flower.