Celebrating the best of Indian craftsmanship, the finest materials and the most beautiful of hues, Maria Grazia Chiuri presented her Fall 2023 collection for Dior in Mumbai yesterday evening.
The spectacular show celebrated the beauty of India and attracted guests from around the globe.
With this collection, Chiuri wanted to spotlight the collaboration and friendship she has built over many years with India and Karishma Swali – Artistic Director of the Chanakya ateliers and the non-profit Chanakya School of Craft, in Mumbai.
Collaborating with the school on this beautiful collection she presented silhouettes that celebrate the plurality of the most excellent savoir-faire, thus allowing the visionary spirit of the founding couturier and his successors to shine far and wide.
There was a vibrant colour block sequence dedicated to silks – green, yellow, pink, and purple – which pays homage to Marc Bohan, with sophisticated evening coats and straight skirts inspired by the sari and traditional Indian cuts, representing an actual sartorial genealogy defined by the multiple legacies of fashion.
The collection was presented at the Gateway of India, a historic landmark built in the early 20th century in the city of Mumbai to commemorate the landing of King George V and Queen Mary at Apollo Bunder on their visit to India in 191.
The spectacular show was a fascinating odyssey that transcends borders and eras. See more of our favourite looks below: