Clad Musings With Gaurav Gupta
CLAD catches up with India’s foremost bridal and gown couturiers for an exclusive tête-à-tête and some indispensable tips for brides-to-be.
If you have ever wondered what is the best way for a couple to be in synergy, sartorially on their wedding day, then today is your lucky day. Brides and grooms are in for a treat, because Gaurav Gupta is here with some invaluable tips on how to sync with your significant other on your big day, and the answers to all your wedding styling questions along with what inspired his divine new pre-couture collection, Venus Rising.
What prompted you to create Venus Rising, and release it earlier than usual? Tell us more about it.
What is the best way for a couple to be in synergy, sartorially on their wedding day?
What would you prescribe: Wedding classics or wedding trends? And why? -Do you have tips for brides shopping for their wedding outfits right now?
What is the design inspiration behind your iconic gowns?
There is a fine line between a feeling of fantasy and giving the customers what they want – and that is where the inspiration lies. I’m trying to create a new culture and a parallel dialogue with the kind of garments that I create.
You continuously push the envelope with your novel menswear - tell us more about your process and creative catalysts?
I feel like men have been ignored for a very long time in the design scape and that there is a cool and fun party goer side to a lot of them, ready to be discovered. Our collections explore a classic colour palette with experimental details to the structure and designs. The designs stir a touch of fantasy and playfulness into traditional men’s wardrobe staples. There is a futuristic and conceptual layer on top of each garment. Authenticity and originality help to create designs that are progressive and strive to bring a cultural shift.
*This article was written by Fawzia Khan, Creative Features Editor at CLAD