Gaurav Gupta’s eponymous gowns which have gracefully slided into every bride’s wardrobe are based on the psychology of what looks good on the body, is frankly what’s right!
By Asmita Aggarwal
Gaurav Gupta understands what new-age women want, slinky, draped dresses in eye-popping colours. Neon was the flavour of the day, as GG, tempted all fashionistas with his kaftan style, floor length numbers with oddly placed zippers to create an irreverent mood. “Unlike popular perception that Indian women can’t wear neons, I think they actually do quite well in the domestic market. I stayed away from any kind of embellishment as the focus remained draping,” he added.
Divine refinement or maybe just poetry in motion, it is hard to find words when Anamika Khanna outdoes herself repeatedly. The spectacular Kila, Mehrauli was decked up stylishly like a new bride in all white, from the linen to the décor, with a delighted Rohit Gandhi playing the perfect host at the entrance of his sister Tina’s store Evoluzione.
Edgy and experimental, are two words that best describe Gaurav Gupta. Not Indian, but a more global appeal is what the designer attempts with his collections twice a year as he focuses on intricate draping, irregular hems, obsessive embroideries and subtly plays with the contradictions between futuristic and primitive.