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Exclusive: Gaurav Gupta’s line for Amazon India Couture Week 2015

The designer gives us a sneak peek

By ELLE team  July 27th, 2015

We’d expect nothing less than high drama from Gaurav Gupta at Amazon India Couture Week 2015, and by the sound of it, that’s exactly what he’ll deliver: “I dwell a lot on magic; I see things in a surreal way,” he tells us. As his mood board indicates, “The concept for the collection is an enchanted forest. The clothes [for this collection] are floating in time.” Silt and Cipher, the collection’s evocative title, also gestures at what we’ll see on the runway: “My characters are like silt: they come along and wash away, as if through a sieve – they have a withering quality. The collection is cleaner and more confident [than previous collections] but more temperamental: the skirts have drama. They’re abstract in their construction – amorphous shapes that still fall fluidly.” However, there’s also sharp structural work: “I usually do a mermaid look. This time, it’s about cinched waists, with corsetry and boning – a Cinderella look.” Gupta describes the embroidery – which won’t deviate from the indigenous techniques and patterns he’s used in the past – as “tonal”: “Like things growing out of the cloth and growing back in.” Flip through the photos above to see some of that work up close.

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