Structural brilliance takes a whole new form when it comes to Gaurav Gupta’s creations. His unique aesthetic has come to be known as one of the most easily strikable designs in Indian couture and they are ideal for every occasion.
Graduating from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, his distinctive work was instantly picked up, first as work experience with renowned Turkish designer Hussein Chalayan. Subsequently, recognition followed with Makuhari Grand Prix, Mittelmoda, Altaroma Altamoda where he was variously awarded for being the future of couture.
What sets him apart is his signature structural designs. Contrary to popular belief, these are made for all kinds of body types. He actually creates his designs based on a custom body form created for the client and then draped the structure accordingly. It is no wonder that everyone from Nicole Scherzinger to Priyanka Chopra and everyone in between have donned his creations.
Come 2018, he even began his much awaited mens line which quickly got a cult following within Ranveer Singh, Ayushman Khurana, Shahid Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Siddharth Malhotra, film director Karan Johar and many others.
His latest couture collection was in fact a indegeneous mix of ensembles for all body types, genders and styles. Starting from soft supple colours and heading all the way to deep jewel tones, his customary design can be seen in all it’s avatars.
“When I had just started out, I was eclectic to an extreme. In terms of fashion, I’ve become simpler over the years, although my couture is still quite complicated. I’ve worked hard to reach this sense of zen in my head, where I’m happy with the things I create. It gives me immense peace to see a Gaurav Gupta element in every woman. Her alter ego is curious, explorative, self-aware, philosophical and progressive. She could be traditional too but has a bit of an edge to her. At the end of the day, it’s all about attaining balance, which I gain through my work.”
WHAT’S ON SHOWCASE?
He is known to be the innovator of ‘cocktail couture’ and most of his creations that deem fit for the creation will be on display, in addition an array of lehenga-saris that have become his signature will also be there.
WHAT WE LOVE?
The question is what not to love? A Gaurav Gupta creation can be spotted from a mile away, that what we love about him the most, how each of his designs feature his unique aesthetic and still blend into the wearer’s own.