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Gaurav Gupta, making sustainability sexy at LFW X FDCI Grand Finale

 Gaurav Gupta at LFW X FDCI Grand Finale

The designer’s latest collection is made from upcycled ocean plastic

By Nimerta C Sharan

October 11, 2021 (IANSlifeWhen it’s a Gaurav Gupta Grand Finale, expect the unexpected. The designer closed the phygital edition of LFW x FDCI 2021 in a spectacular and sustainable way. The runway was transformed into a surreal water body, perfectly complementing Gupta’s out-of-the-box aesthetic. In an exclusive conversation with IANSlife, he said, “This is a total freedom collection for me. It’s a mix of demi-couture and ready-to-wear pieces, more like a potpourri of the brand’s creative vision.”

The designer is known for his progressive fashion, where every garment is a piece of art. With this collection, too, Gupta showcased a glamourous line of gowns, dresses and co-ord sets, impeccably detailed and supremely structured. However, the hero of this line-up were the fabrics that have been created from wrappers of crisps and biscuits, plastic bottles and other consumables excavated from oceans and landfills.

Kareena Kapoor Khan for Gaurav Gupta at LFW X FDCI Grand Finale
Kareena Kapoor Khan for Gaurav Gupta at LFW X FDCI Grand Finale


“The feeling under water is metallic and surreal. The expanse of the universe is endless and it transports you into a different world. But what we see outside is just tons of discarded plastic and other wastes. We were lucky to find people who helped us recycle all this into a collection that’s sustainable and sexy,” added the master couturier.

The glamorous Kareena Kapoor Khan walked for the designer looking stunning in a strapless embellished gown. When it comes to making a fashion statement, the actress never really disappoints. On closing the show for Gaurav Gupta, she said, “I love his designs, especially his signature cuts that shape the body so well. Also, the concept of sustainable fashion is so relevant and it needs to be addressed.”


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