Vaishali S’ Couture Spring-Summer 2024 collection channels the hues and textures of nature.
February 1, 2024: Indian designer Vaishali S unveiled a mesmerizing spring summer couture collection that seamlessly melds fashion and nature, capturing the essence of the Earth with unparalleled artistry.
A trailblazer in the realm of fashion, Vaishali Shadangule has charted an extraordinary journey. Following her debut at the Paris Haute Couture Week in 2021, where she made history as the first Indian woman on its esteemed stage, Ms. Shadangule continued to carve her niche with subsequent appearances at Milano Fashion Week in 2022.
With her latest masterpiece, the "I am Nature" collection for SS24, Ms. Shadangule solidifies her position as a force to be reckoned with in the international fashion arena.
The ‘I am Nature’ collection serves as a profound realization of the interconnectedness between nature and humanity, a theme that transcends mere fashion and delves into a philosophical exploration of self.
In the collection, Ms. Shadangule artfully combines traditional handwoven textiles from various states of India with new handwork, creating a mature blend of both wearable and highly creative garments.
This collection is not just about style, it's a powerful statement about the designer's journey and her deep-rooted connection with the natural world. Ms. Shadangule's vision extends beyond the fabric, with the "I am Nature" collection featuring statement pieces from the renowned Parisian jeweler Lydia Courteille. These additions perfectly complement the overarching message of the collection, enhancing its luxury allure.
She is not the one to shy away from bright shades. The color palette ranges from pristine snow white and deep ocean blues to fiery sunset reds and forest greens - all the colors that you would find in nature.
In this unique showcase, the designer introduced handmade textures that emulate the organic beauty of a living climbing plant, enveloping the body in a graceful cascade. The models even walked barefoot.
Crafted from hand-woven metallic silk, the New Dupatta Gown elegantly drapes around the body using their iconic cording method. More exquisite ensembles continue to encapsulate the essence of the nature-themed collection.
- By Pritha Debroy