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.
BLOCK PRINTING 101: A CLOSER LOOK AT DIOR’S FW23 ARTISANAL TECHNIQUES.
Unearth the intricate process behind the enchanting talisman lotus flower motifs, as skilled artisans meticulously reverse printed each delicate petal by hand, expertly saturating the fabric with dye to create the breathtaking patterns that adorn it.