Spring Summer 2016
In a quest to understand cultural behavior through fashion and clothes in the Indian context, Kapur started her research with the garment that is synonymous with the Indian woman The Sari. The Sari, in all of 6 yards has come to represent India. With more than 180 ways of draping it, it’s the simplicity in its complexity, which drew the designer to study it more. The label that is quintessentially focused on urban wear, establishes its aesthetic with the Spring Summer 2016 collection, that pays homage to the national costume, with a twist.
The art of pleating, wrapping and tying in different permutations and combinations has given rise to styles, which vary across states and borders. The more the research grew deep, the more it started resonating with the sub culture of punk. Driven from the never ending quest of establishing individuality and originality and a DIY spirit that defined the 70’s punk era.
THE MISFITS is sort of a personal study done by Kapur and incorporates the spirit of punk into the silhouette of a sari. The pallus became hoodies, the hint of the sari waist and the back became the tears and slashes that were associated with punk. The stapled bead work were drawn from punk details like safety pins that were used to hold up tattered clothing. Mesh fabric from the era are translated into Mughal Jali motifs, laser cut, to show a constrained distortion and colours draw their inspiration from strong colours that were often used in hair dyes for the misfits tresses.
Fabrics used in the collection are a variety of crepes and georgettes, which are accentuated with strips of patent leather.