Shweta Kapur Decodes The Dynamics Of Power Dressing

In the ever-evolving realm of fashion, power dressing has transcended beyond mere attire into a symbol of confidence and liberation. 431-88 by Shweta Kapur, the luxury women’s ready-to-wear label based in New Delhi, delves into the nuances of power with its elevated essentials. 

Power, often synonymous with strength and discipline, is traditionally associated with maintaining control over time, things, people, and oneself. However, 431-88 communicates a refreshing perspective – the power in giving away control. The modern global woman, the ‘It Girl’ portrayed in the latest ‘Collection-20’, effortlessly oscillates between having it all and embracing the liberating experience of being powerless.

431-88, since its inception in 2012, has been guided by modernity, sensuality, and femininity. The label’s commitment to addressing the global woman who is sexy, confident, and free-spirited. At the heart of ‘Collection 20’, lies a juxtaposition of the 80s power suiting and the flirtatious essence of the 90s. The garments, meticulously crafted by Shweta Kapur, the founder and creative director of 431-88, reflect a harmonious blend of structure and fluidity. 

Tara Sutaria making a statement in 431-88 Alex Blazer with Alex Waistcoat and Tux Pants

The oversized blazers, reminiscent of boardroom authority, are paired with fluid undertones, symbolising the duality of power dynamics in daily life. Over the years, the classic 431- 88 power suits have been worn by the likes of Khushi Kapoor, Malaika Arora, Tara Sutaria, Sobhita Dhulipala, Kajol Devgan and Radhika Madan.

Kajol Devgan exuding timeless elegance in 431-88 Cristine Jumpsuit

These easy separates and elevated must-haves, speak a language of their own, narrating a story about modern women – their lives, travels, and stories.


Shweta Kapur, through her studio in New Delhi, continues to redefine power dressing, creating pieces that embody the honesty, authenticity, and constant reinvention of the modern woman’s life. 431-88’s Collection 20 is a testament to the fact that true power lies in embracing the spectrum of control and liberation.

IT Girl – Sobhita Dhulipala in Alex Waistcoat and Grey Tux Pants
Radhika Madan mastering the art of layering in 431-88’s Corp Skirt, Essential Jersey Shirt, Alex Waistcoat and Max Cape
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