Little Shilpa launches her SS17 womenswear collection ‘Fleurs de mal : Encore’
Inspired by a nineteenth century book of poems by Charles Baudelaire, ‘Fleurs de mal : Encore,’ the SS17 womenswear collection by Little Shilpa, is a series of looks devoted to the dual beautiful and evil side of human life, where motion and growth is the only constant.
Crepe silk, viscose, lycra and ribs in a mix of textures and prints form the foundation over which silhouettes from twenties inspired dresses and sport-luxe gowns branch out. The floral buds of the plant come by way of headpieces with elements that range from floral masks, crowns to hand-embroidered skull caps. The collection also includes epaulets, neck pieces and bow-ties, completing the jardin with striped ribbons, and flowers –Perspex, plastic and hand-embroidered- to set the mood.
Little Shilpa, the eponymous label of Shilpa Chavan, now offers handcrafted womenswear alongside her more well known head-pieces and jewelry. Shilpa draws inspiration from travels, interaction with various cultures and myriad points of observation. Each collection takes a particular thought and transcends it into a modern product using a variety of materials. She operates between London and India.