SHEER MAGIC TURBAN MAKES ACOMEBACK
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.