Chanderi and Khun couture by Indian designer to put a spell on Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week

Designer Vaishali Shadangule

Designer Vaishali Shadangule, 43 will be the first woman from India to rub shoulders with the Chanel, Valentino, Givenchy and Dior presenting her own show of traditional yet snazzy Chanderi weave.

Indian textiles will be the cynosure of all the eyes scouting of sheer beauty and handwoven grace, as the designer, who hails from Vidisha, small town in Madhya Pradesh which is actually the place where Chanderi weaves comes from has been invited as a guest member to showcase her collection at Paris Haute Couture Week 2021. She groped her way after facing several rounds of interviews which took around 6 months.

Though it’s not the first time she is showcasing her work in cosmopolitan sphere out side India as she has also showcased at the New York Fashion Week and has been a regular since 2015 but it is worth mentioning that this time French fashion industry governing body who christens the brands as ‘couture’ invited her as a ‘Guest Member’. Hence she can now showcase every season on the couture calendar. Earlier designer Rahul Mishra has presented twice in the Paris couture market.

Noted for creating purposeful art with her weaves from different parts of India, Vaishali is credited for promoting sustainability in fashion. Her brand focuses on fabrics and Indian weaves, confirming that textiles — and not just embroidery or surface textures from the continent — are of international interest right now.

Apart from Chaderi and Khun, the couture collection includes Merino wool (woven in Maheshwar), pashmina from Kashmir, khand from Karnataka and maybe even some indigenous weaves from West Bengal, in dark tones.

The brand will be presenting 25 garments on the ramp. She aspires to dazzle the global market  through her collection  that India has a lot more to offer than  many International designers who take inspiration from our threadwork and get  karigars to make their collection.

Cover image by Dumkhum

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