Starting from scratch, Vaishali Shadangule has come a long way to show off his talent at Paris Haute Couture Week
Designer Vaishali Shadangule is the first Indian woman to participate in Paris Haute Couture Week, which takes place from July 5 to 8. She is the first Indian woman designer to participate in the show and only the second designer after Rahul Mishra. Shadangule was one of eight designers who presented his eponymous brand. The designer organized the debut of Couture Week alongside heavyweights like Dior, Balenciaga and Jean Paul Gaultier.
However, life was different for the 43-year-old two decades ago. Vaishali was only 17 when she left her home in search of her dreams. Having limited exposure to the outside world, she had no idea of ââlarge towns and villages. She then moved to Bhopal without ever thinking about fashion or design and wanted to explore the world. She took the job of office assistant in a builders office for which she got Rs 5000 per month. During her job, she advised her coworkers how to style their hair better and what type of clothes would suit them. People started to appreciate him, and that’s how his interest in fashion and design began.
Small town girl
âI started recommending dress styles to my clients and found that people liked my ideas of what was best for them. It sealed the deal on my career and I started designing clothes. for them, “she reportedly said.
She then moved to Vadodra, Gujarat, where she worked as an illustrator. Then, in 1998, she moved to Mumbai to fly high in life. At first she worked in an export house as a designer. In the meantime, she got a job at a local gym as a nutritionist.
In 2001, Vishali opened her first store in Malad Mumbai with the money she saved over the years. âI left my daughter (barely two years old at the time) with my husband, who was very supportive and commuted between Mumbai and Delhi to keep my business stable. But it helped me: this education opened up a whole new world of fashion for me, âshe said.
Presentation of his creations
Within 10 years, she then opened two more boutiques in Mumbai and then went to study fashion at Pearl Academy in Delhi. She did her post-graduation in fashion at the Domus Academy in Milan. In 2011, she distinguished herself with creations at Lakme Fashion Week. She said she got a feel for how the fashion world works. She thought her appearance was so “out of the ordinary even to be considered in this industry”. However, she changed her mind after showing her collection at New York Fashion Week in 2015.
Vaishali started working with ‘chanderi’ fabric because it reminded him of his mother. Today, she is known for her looms and her exciting approach to textiles. The designer’s creations are known for their interesting silhouettes and shapes. Working with authentic woven textiles, continuously telling a culturally rich story about the country’s heritage, the brand has strived to give Indian weaving a language of global design expression since March 2001.
âI think the dream of every designer who loves his mission. I am. I have always dedicated my work to reviving the treasures of the Indian hand-weaving tradition, through the traditional Indian way of life, which has now become mainstream: Sustainable (socially, environmentally, economically), circular, focused on complex manual work, “she said in one of her posts on Instagram after sharing the announcement of her appearance at the Haute couture week in Paris.
“I hope this achievement right now will somehow help us see what we are capable of, the world to see what India is capable of making the headlines as well,” he said. she declared.
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