Gaurav Gupta’s new collection Venus Rising takes inspiration from the cosmic ocean

Schenelle Dsouza 
A designer known for breathtakingly beautiful sculptural designs, Gaurav Gupta has wowed us once again with his new Pre Couture collection— Venus Rising.
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Inspired by the birth of Venus and the cosmic ocean, the ethereal collection abstracts from the flow of water and the shifting moonscape with a presentation of fluid structures and fine sculpting. The designs etch out the intricate femininity of the female form.
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The designs feature silhouettes that reinterpret embroidery as a medium to weave the symbiotic thread between traditional and modern crafts.
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The unparalleled amalgamation of artistry and craftsmanship is accentuated through the meticulously hand-embroidered and hand-stitched floral motifs and pearl ornamentations. An oyster of endless pearls, encrusted on sublime couture reveals the artistic practice of avant-garde, illuminating the collection.

 

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Magnificent trains and elegant drapes in rich silks and tulle, elucidate the natural contours of the body while the voluminous ruffles in multi-layered organza entwine into each other to form finely sculpted lines that showcase innovative designs.
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Comprising 25 dramatic silhouettes in the form of gowns with bustles and trains, voluminous lehengas and new concept saree gowns, the entire collection takes on a pastel colour palette. The light & luminescent tones draw from the ethereal backdrop in a spectrum of soft hues including pearl whites, ecru, prismatic pinks and soft blues.
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