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GAURAV GUPTA
Runway Report
 

Though couture is heading in a minimalist direction that didn't inspire Gaurav Gupta to turn down the theatrical dial at his showing during FDCI India Couture Week. The designer's forte is red carpet fashion and he has perfected the art of lavish sets, sculpted silhouettes and couture embellishment—all elements that define high-octane glamour. 'Moondust' — inspired by creatures in a mythological forest, moonlight and moondust — was no different though he applied a softer approach to the body-con silhouettes that rocked the runway.

 

Given the demand for lightweight couture that could be worn right off the runway, his body of work struck a balance between ensembles that catered to this necessity and his signature dramatic aesthetic that's loved and looked forward to by a loyal clientele. The second-skinesque looks i.e. conceptual cocktail dresses, evening gowns and lace pantsuits will surely be seen at the next red carpet gala while saris with an experimental blouse and beautiful drape- some embellished with indigenous embroideries edged with pearls - catered to the bridal segment. My favourite? The body-con power dress showcased by model Sony Kaur — a statement piece! ''When I started out, I was theatrical to an extreme. I've become simpler over the years although my couture is quite intricate. At the end of the day, it's about attaining balance'' he explained. Salut.

 

— JASMEEN DUGAL

 
 
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