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A New York Times fash­ion blog called it

an “up­set”. But for the jury, Rahul Mishra, 34, was the per­fect win­ner of the 2014 In­ter­na­tional Wool­mark Prize in Mi­lan, Italy, on Fe­bru­ary 21. Mishra is the first Asian to win the cov­eted prize. Wool­mark Com­pany, which scouts the world for tal­ented take on

merino wool, chose him be­cause he could blend wool with silk to come up with a sheer fab­ric wo­ven in the Chan­deri tra­di­tion with zardozi em­broi­dery worked on it by Kolkata crafts­men. He has also made an all-weather

fab­ric out of wool. He is in good com­pany: Fash­ion gi­ants Yves Saint Lau­rent and Karl

Lager­feld had tied for the first Wool­mark prize in 1954. For now, Mishra gets 100,000 Aus­tralian dol­lars and a chance to reach out

to global clients through stores like Har­vey Ni­chols in Lon­don, Saks in the US, Co­lette in

Paris and 10 Corso Como in Mi­lan. Ei­ther they are just hav­ing a lit­tle fash­ion fun or send­ing out a se­ri­ous mes­sage: I am brave, bold and born to lead. The truth is, ev­ery­body’s wrap­ping a tur­ban at fash­ion dos, on movie screens and es­pe­cially at po­lit­i­cal ral­lies. The who’s who of the new tur­bana­tors.

RAHUL GANDHI Brown, red, green, white, pink, yel­low, he has been don­ning those with great enthusiasm.

ALIA BHATT The tur­ban now has a new as­so­ci­a­tion for young women. Check out Alia in High­way.

NAREN­DRA MODI From As­samese japi to cow­boy hats, the BJP leader is try­ing ev­ery­thing once.

HUGH JACK­MAN The Wolver­ine star posted this im­age on Twit­ter af­ter a cameo on Ku­mars.

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