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GAURAV GUPTA
Runway Report
 

''I've heard criticism about conceptual avant-garde designers but fantasy plays a starring role in the stories I narrate. I'm an advocate of making Indian wear experimental and forward thinking. I push the boundaries of Indian silhouettes. Hence, the flow of fabric gives form and definition to Indian silhouettes while I play with drape and layering'' Gaurav Gupta explained before his showing at Amazon India Couture Week.

 

What he is really doing each season is fine-tuning an attitude. The theatrical set of a enchanted forest, the ensembles and the molten bronze hair and make-up amplified that attitude while structured zardozi jackets, sculpted sari-gowns and lehenga-saris in cascading layers of silk, organza, chiffon were Gupta's signature style. At times, it felt he's a psychic sponge, absorbing energy of women he draws to his core aesthetic, but his unique genius perceives how to combine reflections of them with a projection of himself.

 

As the show progressed, ivories gave way to colour, flamboyance, untrammelled imagination … closing with Kalki Koechlin in a tiered gown. Observing the designer inundated with wishlists, orders came in moments after his show; experimenting within his ouvre ensured this line would be attracting flashbulbs at the next red carpet occasion or wedding!

— JASMEEN DUGAL

 
 
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GAURAV GUPTA - COUTURE 2014 GAURAV GUPTA - Couture 2012-13
GAURAV GUPTA - Spring Summer 2013 GAURAV GUPTA - PCJ DELHI COUTURE WEEK 2013
GAURAV GUPTA - INDIA COUTURE WEEK 2017 GAURAV GUPTA - SPRING SUMMER 2019
 
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