Though Dior’s haute couture show must have taken place in Paris, but its heart was in India. For its Spring-Summer 2022 show, the French luxury fashion house's creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri displayed the Indian arts and embroidery in all its glory presenting the work of Madhvi and Manu Parekh, a couple of Indian artists.
Dior's show at the Paris Fashion Week featured the work of the above-mentioned artists, which entirely covered the walls of the runway and the set was entirely created by the ateliers at the Chanakya School of Craft, under the direction of Nehal Shah and Karishma Swali, co-founder of JADE, by Monica and Karishma.
“There is an idea that Indian embroidery is something cheap,” said designer Maria Grazia Chiuri before the show, as reported by The Guardian. “We talk a lot about the incredible ateliers we have here in the Avenue Montaigne. But Indian artisans make embroidery with just the same knowledge and expertise and depth of tradition as embroidery in France and Italy. This excellence is not just ours,” she continued. Speaking of the art, the backdrop displayed Madhvi’s work of folk art while Manu’s aesthetics spoke highly of modernism and abstraction.
The installation featuring the labor of love of the Indian artisans will be open for public display until January 30.
Speaking of the collection, Dior kept it clean and refreshing in elegantly sculptured coats, cut out blazers, floor-sweeping maxi skirts and halter necklines.
(Source- The Guardian)