Designer Vaishali Shadangule works with 400 female weavers across Assam to present her new collection – ‘Ru-Ba-Ru’

Designer Vaishali Shadangule works with 400 female weavers across Assam to present her new collection – ‘Ru-Ba-Ru’

Showcases her journey inspired by the traditional Assamese – Mekhla

      Launches her Men’s wear line Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2013

Known for her mission to bring forth and highlight our country’s rich culture and heritage of Indian Textiles, designer Vaishali Shadangule has worked with 400 Assamese female weavers to put together her exclusive collection ‘Ru-Ba-Ru’ for Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2013. Her collection is an ode to these talented weavers that she has worked with for months.

The designer who is renowned for adding glamour to Indian hand woven textiles with her contemporary designs, this season has been inspired by the traditional attire –  ‘Mekhla Chadar’ of the Assamese women and will be showcasing her journey across Assam with her garments.

Vaishali has held on to her passion for working with Indian Textiles and created pieces using Paat– the hand-woven, soft, transparent textile that is a traditional fabric from Assam. This shinning white fabric is grown and weaved in almost every second household of the villages of the state. She has also worked extensively with Linen and Khaadi.

This season the designer also launches her first ever Men’s wear collection at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2013. Her collection’s colour palate includes mostly whites, off-whites and pastels. She has complimented soft colors with hand embroidery which has subtle and understated elegance and created a mix of gowns, pants and colour summer feminine dresses.

Following the popular aesthetic formula that made her women’s line so sought after, Vaishali also has created contemporary styled pieces using traditional Indian fabrics for her men’s collection.

Speaking about her collection, Vaishali explains, “I am really excited to launch my Menswear collection this season.  I have drawn inspiration from the traditional Indian fabrics like Dhoti and Bandi for this show. Keeping style and comfort in mind, I have also used Khaadi and linen apart from Paat for this collection. The men’s wear range comprises of comfy trousers, shirts, summer jackets, Nehru jackets and classic Indian Sherwanis all in whites, off-whites and pastels.

Over all, this collection promises to stand out and present India textiles in a contemporary futuristic way, all set to be seen at the global fashion horizon.

About Vaishali S:

Vaishali s label by Vaishali Shadangule. Born in a small town Vidisha in Madhya Pradesh, Vaishali’s journey into fashion has been an in inspiring tale. Graduating in Science, she moved to Mumbai to pursue her dreams of being a designer. Her commitment to remain true to her one-of-a-kind vision of creating contemporary designs from Indian hand woven textiles has borne fruit through her two stores in Mumbai.  The brand that bears her name is a clothing line that encompasses contemporary and traditional Indian wear, Indo-western and western wear. The label stands for a modern attitude, comfort and innovative style stemming from a wealth of ideas that blends the modern with the vastness of Indian textiles. Besides designing for her label, she also has licensed her label and designs to retail houses.