Vaishali S celebrates Indian handloom at Milan Fashion week
Designer Vaishali S returned to Italy’s Milan Fashion Week to present her latest collection ‘Ancestral Threads’ at the Palazzo dei Giureconsulti. The womenswear collection explored themes of nature, weaves, and sculptural silhouettes, the designer announced on Facebook.
This season, Vaishali S used silks from West Bengal as well as Maheshwar and Karnataka to create lightweight yet Avant Garde dresses and sarees. The designer also further explored her signature cording technique where cord is covered in different textiles to create tendril-esque perturbations and created oversized 3D floral shapes to add drama.
“My collections reflect a seamless journey, where each line builds on the preceding one,” Vaishali S told Elle India. “So, the idea that actually sparked this collection was how I could make this section of my journey more wearable and more appealing also to the global world- for the global world to understand and embrace better the treasures of Indian textiles.”
Vaishali S’ modern silhouettes showcased a number of Indian heritage craft traditions including Chanderi, Maheshwar, and Kota Doriya from Rajasthan. “I am still surprised by the versatility of the Indian hand weaves, every single time,” said Vaishali S. “My special silhouettes and complex thought processes could only find expression through this versatility. The specific focus of this collection has been on Kota Doriya: I found the finesse of this weave to be very elegant- something I was going for this season. The surprise has been the rendering of the colours in this technique, which for me became a real excitement at the time of draping and creating garments.”
Copyright © 2022 FashionNetwork.com All rights reserved.