Cultural heritage and craft traditions form the main source of inspiration for Ukrainian artist Olesia Trofymenko, who has dreamed up the set design for the Dior autumn-winter 2022-2023 haute couture show.

The floral garlands and wheat crowns were created using cross stitch color layering to capture the depth of the roses while the wheat stems were created with organic threads, couching and braiding.

The tree of life is hand embroidered with fine threads in satin stitches, juxtaposed with jute threads in key areas, as well as different knotting and small needlepoint techniques.

The embroideries of this scenography were conceived and created especially for the Dior autumn-winter 2022-2023 haute couture show by the Chanakya ateliers and the Chanakya School of Craft. They employ a melange of age-old techniques like the punto croce or the cross stitch and its variations, different forms of couching, and the feather stitch as well as a range of satin stitches to produce a refined shading of nuances.
By weaving exceptional collaborations with Maria Grazia Chiuri, Chanakya and the Chanakya School of Craft celebrates – more than ever – the pluralistic beauty and the perpetuation of savoir-faire, at the intersection of art, craft making, and haute couture.
A virtuoso collective work, a poetry of the hand that transcends borders and eras by sublimating the priceless richness of cultures: from India to France, from Mumbai to Paris.

“For generations, art and craft have seamlessly enriched one another.”