Dhruv Kapoor

new delhi
new delhi
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istituto marangoni (milano)
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Collection – STEREOTYPES | Spring Summer 2018

Multiple genres, cultures, and traditions come together in this eclectic blend of eccentricity and convention, spiced with a contemporary twist on individuality.
Our Spring Summer 2018 collection portrays a clever mix of tribal patchwork from Africa to elements from the costumes worn by the geishas of Japan, backed by functionality. The collection is inspired by the current generation’s uncontrollable urge to overthrow the establishment and defeat the suffocating norm with their alternative vision of the world.
The designs concentrate on the DIY concept, making the pieces versatile and suited for everyone who wants to stand out from the crowd. From vintage florals to fiery stripers and waxed Nappa, this collection goes beyond the ordinary and celebrates an individualistic sense of fashion and awareness.
It’s all about self-expression and creating your own tribe – unbound, uncaged, unlimited.
The collection utilizes multiple weights of crepe, custom made double face techno jersey to waxed nappa and fine merino wool paired with classic stone washed poplins.

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ABOUT THE BRAND Fearless self-expression, twisted modernity, and the rebellious spirit of the new millennium come together to make the brand Dhruv Kapoor. Since its inception in 2013, the brand Dhruv Kapoor has been synonymous with revolution, transformation, and independence. Far from traditional aesthetic imagery, the brand depicts an endless play of past, present, and future. It is an unrestrained reflection of contemporary society and its interactions with the most diverse cultures where convention is re-defined in the tireless search of new perspectives. Transcending generations, the brand Dhruv Kapoor brings its ideology to life through tools of confident self-expression. Every collection reinterprets aesthetic codes through a new perspective and challenges the norm. Celebrating an individualistic sense of fashion and awareness, our fashion thrives on originality and freedom. It’s all about self-expression and creating your own tribe in an era of revolution - unbound, uncaged, unlimited. ABOUT THE DESIGNER Born in 1988, Dhruv Kapoor is the founder and creative director of his label. After high school, Kapoor studied at National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi. This was followed by a brief stint in 2010 with Vogue India where he assisted the digital editor. Kapoor moved to Milan in 2011 and completed his Master’s degree at the prestigious Istituto Marangoni. In 2013, he joined ETRO, where he worked closely with Veronica Etro and developed his expertise as a member of the womenswear design team. The creative freedom he got at ETRO and the city of Milan allowed him to develop his own vision of fashion. Dhruv Kapoor moved back to India in 2013 to set up his own label. Soon after, the brand was shortlisted to showcase at Gen Next, a show hosted by Lakme Fashion Week Mumbai for new talents. In 2014, the brand showcased their first capsule collection, earning great reviews from Indian and international press. In addition, the brand was awarded the Vogue India Fashion Fund 2015 declaring it the best emerging design talent from the country. In 2017, Dhruv Kapoor was listed as one of the 50 most influential young Indians by GQ India.