Vaishali S Spring 2018: New York Fashion Week

Vaishali NYFW SS18

Represented by The Riviere Agency.

Vaishali S dug deep into her culture and debuted a neutral-hued collection of handcrafted garments inspired by the natural elements in her homeland of India. New York Fashion Week: First Stage served as a standout platform for Vaishali S to expand into the United States market.

As the lights dimmed, traditional Indian melodies spread amongst the crowd. The first model glided down the catwalk in a stunning, black chiffon high low dress with subtle gold embroidery. Gorgeous drapery and handmade materials glistened under the bright, shining runway lights.

Vaishali S: NYFW SS18

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Muted gold and black striking combinations adorned coats and wrap dresses. The collection transformed with the introduction of bright corals and navy. Stitched embellishments covered waistlines of tea length garments.

Vaishali introduced unique layering techniques traditional of India with her shawls wrapped atop dresses, but modernized it by placing them atop sheer A-line mini dresses and skirts. Flowing mind green overlays also topped more traditional Western garments to give them a creative twist with cultural flair.

Vaishali introduced unique layering techniques traditional of India

Minute details like three dimensional floral appliqués and asymmetrical hemlines made Vaishali’s craftsmanship apparent. Most looks consisted of modest long sleeves and cape-like necklines as a part of Vaishali’s vision.

Minute details made Vaishali’s craftsmanship apparent

When asked about her debut collection Vaishali stated, “This collection is all about going back to your roots. I choose my own thread and I make my own fabrics and I create my own silhouettes. Everything is handcrafted. That’s the beauty of the collection.”

I choose my own thread and I make my own fabrics and I create my own silhouettes.

About Vaishali S

Vaishali S is a Mumbai-based luxury label founded by Vaishali Shadangule in 2001 that transforms authentic Indian handlooms into wearable works of art. Vaishali draws inspiration from her ability to observe and listen, allowing her designs to speak for themselves. Vaishali’s vision is to bring India’s centuries-old weaving technique to the forefront of the global fashion scene. The Vaishali S label uses an innovative approach that blends modern fashion trends with traditional Indian textiles. Her current collection is a mix of different types of traditional hand woven textiles of India. Vaishali has explored and worked with textiles developed across India’s many regional and cultural textile centers. She has brought traditional weaving techniques from many of India’s remote villages to its mainstream fashion centers, all the while supporting these local weavers and working towards extending her goodwill to many other parts of India.Vaishali S has successfully produced and presented 19 collections at prestigious events such as the New York Fashion Week, FDCI (Amazon/Wills) Fashion Week, New Delhi and Lakme Fashion Week, Mumbai, to date.


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