Vaishali Shadangule's love for handmade, hand-woven textiles elevates feminine silhouettes in her latest haute couture A/W 2022 collection.
About The Designer: Vaishali Shadangule (vaishali S)
Born in the small town of Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh, Vaishali realised her passion at a very young age and has been experimenting with hand-woven textiles and designs for almost two decades now. Vaishali S is a creative powerhouse where the work with textiles extends to art and design.
Vaishali’s intervention ranges from working with the weavers at the loom directly on the fabric composition by exploring and enhancing the qualities of textile to bringing design changes with modern aesthetics. This personalisation on the construction level hones and enhances the craft at a generic, holistic level
Vaishali Shadangule draws inspiration from her ability to observe and listen, allowing her designs to speak for themselves. The recently-presented haute couture collection plays on the scale of bold colours – fuchsia and reds, forest green, lapis lazuli and turquoise, mustard yellow – to deep black. Textile manipulation is the true protagonist of the collection with 3D fabrics filling up the space with Vaishali S' signature constructions and pleats, sprouting in natural developments like coral ranches – almost alive.
Explore online Vaishali S' design and the artistic rework of traditional Indian handloom weave.