Abhishek Gupta’s dazzling “Benares” collection was a fashionable homage, as well as a homecoming of sorts at the FDCI x Lakmé Fashion Week.
Bringing the nostalgic beauty of his hometown, Benares to center stage, Abhishek unveiled an occasion wear collection for men and women in jewel tones that matched the splendor of the traditional weaves. The lush colors of burgundy, teal green, Prussian blue and black were splashed with rich gold embellishments.
The fabric choice was obviously the timeless brocades of Benares along with pure silks and tulles, whose beauty was further enhanced with intricate pleating, quilting and detailed appliqués. The surface ornamentation for the ensembles featured artworks that were positioned creatively to match the silhouettes, as the many motifs flowed effortlessly over seams.
The beauty of Benares was the perfect backdrop for the fashion film as the models glided through the magical city. For men’s wear it was the classic sherwani with tonal texturing with a subtle glitter, while the Nehru Waistcoats maintained the traditional silhouette but had a marked formal appeal. For impeccable cuts, tailoring and timeless pieces, Abhishek Gupta’s “Benares” collection offered traditional glory blended with a modern viewpoint, at its finest.
Talking about his collection, Designer Abhishek Gupta said, “A weaving together of heritage & culture with Modern cutting and tailoring, with highly engineered garments that look moulded to the body is the new direction for ABHISHEK GUPTA BENARES. Follow us on @abhishekguptabenares on Instagram for a lot more action in the future.”