FDCI India Couture Week 2019 in partnership with Hindustan Times

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Gaurav Gupta

Gaurav Gupta is one of the most celebrated and progressive couturiers in India and a global name on the rise. A graduate of Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design, Gaurav has carved a world that is future primitive, reflected through sculpture-like garments with a sense of infinity and rhythm. Gaurav’s pre-draped, pre-pleated and stitched saris with gothic and art nouveau undertones, three-dimensional metal and leather embroideries and his novel sari gowns have created a new language in couture. 

His Couture 19’ collection takes inspiration from endless waves. The garments are sculpted into marvellous architectonic creations that are harmonized with surreal designs—that personify ‘Wearable Art’. The collection decodes the human anatomy in fluid assemblage - from voluminously wide to perpendicularly narrow silhouettes. He has used abstract lines that epitomize the fierce waves of the immaculate waters—their path is abstract, their form is amorphous, and their soul is everlasting. Stripping down the ornate art adorning the walls of Versailles, Gaurav imagines a bride waltzing in the prismatic corridors of the Hall of Mirrors, with a diaphanous veil over her head, while she re-visits the pious lanes of Lucknow, looking like an ethereal goddess wearing pure, handcrafted, textured chikankari embellished with the gilded opulence of zardosi.

The palette is all about pastels, ranging from Silver Grey, Tea Green, Rose Wood, Soft Violet to Lilac.

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