FDCI India Couture Week 2019-Designer Gaurav Gupta Collection
New Delhi (News4city Desk)-Gaurav Gupta is one of the most celebrated and progressive couturiers in India and a global name on the rise. A graduate of Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design, Gaurav has carved a world that is future primitive, reflected through sculpture-like garments with a sense of infinity and rhythm. Working in proximity with lines, the flow of fabric and the anatomical makeup of the body have lent a science to the way his garments sculpt the body, making it look taller, more shapely and musical.
His Couture 19’ collection takes inspiration from endless waves; it is cosmic, fluid, sculptural yet boundless and eternal. The garments are sculpted into marvellous architectonic creations that are harmonized with surreal designs—creating ensembles that personify ‘Wearable Art’. The collection aims at decoding the human anatomy in fluid assemblage – from voluminously wide to tiered to perpendicularly slim and narrow silhouettes. He has used abstract lines, fluid and unusual wave-like silhouettes and drapes. The lines epitomize the fierce waves of the immaculate waters—they flow in a rhythm creating a beautiful symphony. Their path is abstract, their form is amorphous and their soul is everlasting.
Stripping down the ornate art adorning the walls of Versailles, Gaurav imagines a bride waltzing in the prismatic corridors of the Hall of Mirrors, with a diaphanous veil over her head, while she re-visits the pious lanes of Lucknow, reminiscent of her glorious childhood. She beams with joy, looking like an ethereal goddess wearing pure, handcrafted, textured chikankari embellished with the gilded opulence of zardosi.
Birds, wings, feathers, flowers and waves, and the journey of being one with nature is explored through multi-dimensional construction and forms, adding a whole new vibe to sophisticated couture. The palette is all about pastels, ranging from Silver Grey, Tea Green, Rose Wood, Soft Violet to Lilac.