Time as a sculptor, a ceaseless artist who moulds rivers into deserts, glaciers to rain, gravel to dunes. Of those dunes and time, I am an heiress. This land and all its mystical music is my legacy – to hold, to revel in and to grow from, vein by vein, dune by dune. No form, no being stays the same for any fraction of time. It is out of wonder for that eternal, continuous change, Heiress of Dunes emerges.
Gaurav Gupta Couture 2022 is painted against Nubra Valley, the highest mountain desert on the planet. Taking abstract references from ancient cultures, modern couture is created in colours that are absolute – white , black , white gold , Nile blue and snake purple. Glistening gold on pyramid like gilded skirts with architectural blouses; serpentine embroidery in meticulous glass beads, sheeted on body con.
The collection is an edit of dresses, separates and gowns that are younger in feel, sensual in their sophistication. The wave ruffles, the elemental colours, the landscape and edgeless silhouettes all come together to reflect the vastness of ever changing time.