India is recognized as one of the world’s largest textile manufacturers and is gradually increasing its attention and action on the front line of climate change impact.The country seems to be the next frontier for sustainable fashion, especially considering that some interesting brands and projects are originating from it in recent times.Among them, there is Dhruv Kapoor, an Indian contemporary women’s and menswear designer. His brand was born in 2015 and has been expanding globally in the last seasons.
Dhruv Kapoor’s collections are characterized by the use of a mix of custom prints and textiles by Indian hand embroiderers and textile artisans. His collections are defined by juxtaposed elements and great attention to detail, with an emphasis on tailoring and an eclectic use of materials.
His latest s/s 2022 collection is inspired by the idea that reality is a flexible illusion represented as a complex network intertwining past, present and future. Such an inspiration translates itself into a combination of old and new silhouettes, colors and handcrafted details. Examples of such eclectic mixes are motives like ’70s inspired graphics from posters, hand-embroidered floral motives and stylized landscapes mixed with tones of digital violet, related to the explosion of the Metaverse, and dreadlocks, reminding of acquired wisdom.