Maria Grazia Chiuri’s Fall 2023 Dior collection transcends mere fashion, serving as a conduit for emotions and culture to intertwine. Drawing from her long-standing relationship with Karishma Swali, director of the Chanakya ateliers and the Chanakya School of Craft in Mumbai, Chiuri weaves a sartorial tapestry of timeless clothing forms and a kaleidoscope of colors. From silk color block sequences to bewitching decorative motifs, the collection is a testament to the collaboration between France and India, mixing and spotlighting various techniques and landscapes to celebrate the pluricultural civilization. Embroidery becomes a search engine, opening up all possibilities of the craft and empowering women through inventiveness. The revisited toile de Jouy stands out, much like a camouflage magnified by elements of Indian landscapes, while the collection as a whole perpetuates precious illustrations of exceptional savoir-faire, cementing the unfailing bond between the two nations.
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