Exclusive: Gaurav Gupta’s line for Amazon India Couture Week 2015
The designer gives us a sneak peek
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.
SILT & CIPHER | #GauravGupta Couture 2015 Isn’t most of life like a message written in sand? At once so brilliant, reflective, mysterious and yet always at the verge of disappearing with one swish of a wave. That moment just before the message gets washed away seems to hold other worldly intelligence, as if each grain of silt reflects from its surface, the collective wisdom of all stars that shine above us. 30th July 2015 | 9.30PM Amazon India Fashion Week | @TheFDCI @AmazonDotIN #AICW2015
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