Vaishali Shadangule for her label ‘Vaishali S’ has mastered the art of innovative weaves, which have made her a star not only on the national fashion circuit but has won her accolades at international fashion events. Her collection “Madanottsava” at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2020, was a strong romantic bridal line offering that had as its signature, the grand weaves from 5 different Indian states. This utterly romantic symphony of tapestry featured the beauty, of the light as air, Chanderi, with white lotus blossoms. The show opened with a spirited performance by 6 talented Indian dancers that set the mood for the collection.
Her Maheshwari silks’ showcase was the perfect base for the Ashoka blooms; while the Khunn featured the lush mango flowers. When it came to the gorgeous Kanchipuram silks, it was fragrant jasmines that offered a serene look. The ever-popular Banarsi brocades, beloved of all brides, had a regal tranquil quality. As Vaishali’s bride dreamt of her true love, her collection like Kamdev’s arrows struck all the right sartorial cords as it pierced the air with its stylish aim. For Vaishali, her collections have always been an intense study of great detailing and fabric manipulation, which was once again evident in her looks.
Cording was at the centre of attention for all the garments and appeared for cholis, blouses, kurtas, saris and batwing sleeved tops. Vaishali’s mastery over the art of manipulating the cords was amazing and the 3D texturing appeared on the bodice or as placements in bunches for various creations. Vaishali’s famous ‘accordion’ inspired pin-tucked cholis and blouses, which have now become her signature, were seen repeatedly but created with great imagination each time.
When it’s bridal wear with a heart and soul, Vaishali Shadangule’s “Madanottsava” collection had the best of both worlds in large doses along with ample fashion directions.