Titled ‘The Embracer’, Mr. Kapoor celebrates each unique individuality in this new sumptuous collection, presented at the Milan Fashion Week.
January 20, 2023: Dhruv Kapoor, an emerging brand known for sustainable minded pieces, sets forth an awe-inspiring seasonal collection, a part of which draws a piquant parallel between Godzilla’s legendary monsters and our alter egos.
‘The Embracer’, Mr. Kapoor’s Fall Winter 2023-24 collection, is a plurality of self, diverse perceptions, numerous possibilities and changing frequencies brewing into a resplendent concoction emanating freedom and empowerment. Material innovation and embracing our true selves, vulnerable or strong, are essential to this collection.
From asymmetric tailoring to slouchy sweatpants, the collection captures the multiple facets of our myriad selves. A bright blend of hues and rich patterns seamlessly juxtaposes polar mindsets, perfectly syncing into unusual pairings. Still-life patterns exude a tranquil state of mind, while soft aggression is channeled through vivid brushstrokes. The collection seamlessly moves from a chaotic state of mind to a still calmness.
This latest collection includes a capsule collection in collaboration with Toho’s Godzilla, created using part recycled and part upcycled fabrics. The unisex capsule includes oversized draped shirts and comic-print kimono shirts along with giant engineered windbreakers and character tees, fantastical prints and silhouettes to explore the unexplored side.
The monsters represent our true powers (or hidden alter egos) as a means to heal, empower and rediscover ourselves. This small collection aims to remind us to nurture our individuality and inner self with unconditional love, discovering a new alternative self - one that’s capable of advanced habits, skills, processes and abilities.
This collection presents a wide variety of handcrafted embroideries by Indian artisans, including a flaming heart, large foliage and multi-dimensional heads, combined with a fascinating interplay of materials and techniques.
The brand continues special partnership with Italian shoemaker Marsèll, Huma Eyewear and jewellery brand Bijules.
- Pritha Debroy