431-88 was started in 2012 to curate a line for the woman who embraces her sexiness with an allusion of a sporty style. Being minimal in its outlook, the label exhibits a sharp focus on stripping the idea behind the collection to its absolute core and translating that into astute designs and detailed tailoring. In every piece traditional seams and darts are manipulated to achieve a constrained distortion.
The designer, Shweta Kapur graduated from the London College of Fashion in 2011, after having worked with the likes of Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla (Mumbai) and Nitin Bal Chauhan (New Delhi). While studying in London, she worked with Burberry and then moved to New York to work with VPL. She returned to India in 2012 to start the label 431-88. She won the Elle Graduates Award for Excellence in Urban Tailoring for her debut in 2013 and was one of the designers exhibiting under the 20 under 35 Design Exhibit in 2015. She has also been featured in many magazines as one of the upcoming young designers in India.