Maria Grazia Chiuri, Artistic Director for Dior Women’s collections, presented a fall 2023 collection in Mumbai in tribute to Indian culture. Her creations express the feelings and emotions able to connect people with a country and its culture. Conceived in collaboration with the Chanakya ateliers and the Chanakya School of Craft headed by Karishma Swali, the collection celebrates the savoir-faire and emancipation of women.
Maria Grazia Chiuri centered this conversation between France and India around the craft of embroidery. Over 700 women take part in an embroidery program at the Chanakya ateliers as a vehicle to reinterpret the multiple landscapes of India. This expertise is applied in a wardrobe inspired by a diversity of heritages and cultures, from sophisticated evening coats and sari-inspired straight skirts to traditional Indian cuts, as well as pants, boleros, jackets and tops. The color palette also celebrates shared influences. A color block sequence dedicated to silks features shades of green, yellow, pink and purple in homage to Marc Bohan.
The collection unfolds like a multidimensional landscape defined by the meeting of heritages and cultures.