New York, NY (September 8, 2017) — Vaishali S dug deep into her culture and debuted a neutral-hued collection of handcrafted garments inspired by the natural elements in her homeland of India. New York Fashion Week: First Stage served as a standout platform for Vaishali S to expand into the United States market 

As the lights dimmed, traditional Indian melodies spread amongst the crowd. The first model glided down the catwalk in a stunning, black chiffon high low dress with subtle gold embroidery. Gorgeous drapery and handmade materials glistened under the bright, shining runway lights.  

Muted gold and black striking combinations adorned coats and wrap dresses. The collection transformed with the introduction of bright corals and navy. Stitched embellishments covered waistlines of tea length garments.  

Vaishali introduced unique layering techniques traditional of India with her shawls wrapped atop dresses, but modernized it by placing them atop sheer A-line mini dresses and skirts. Flowing mind green overlays also topped more traditional Western garments to give them a creative twist with cultural flair.  

Minute details like three-dimensional floral appliqués and asymmetrical hemlines made Vaishali’s craftsmanship apparent. Most looks consisted of modest long sleeves and cape-like necklines as a part of Vaishali’s vision.  

When asked about her debut collection Vaishali stated, “This collection is all about going back to your roots. I choose my own thread and I make my own fabrics and I create my own silhouettes. Everything is handcrafted. That’s the beauty of the collection.” 

Guests were wowed by the light and airy ambiance of the looks. The finale walk permeated a serene vibe throughout the room. 

Notable attendees included Stephanie Hollman and Cary Deuber of Real Housewives of Dallas, Pepi Sonuga of Famous in Love, Nia Sioux and Holly from Dance Moms, Francesca Curran from Orange is the New Black, Tami Roman from Basketball Wives LA, and singer Ashlee Keating.