LFW: Aartivijay Gupta’s collection inspired by the art of mosaic glass


She has always created amazing prints whether it was doodles, legendary Indian heroes or French couture images. For Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015 Aartivijay Gupta brought a colourful dimension to her creations with “My World of Glass” inspired by mosaic.

Her story of mosaic art revolved around nature with images of parrots, fish, birds, houses, trees and peacocks prancing on her basic silhouettes in all their vibrant finery. Bringing in a touch of Moroccan mosaic tea glasses with teal and gold art, Aarti used it for her soft organza ensembles.

To match the beauty of her inspiration, Aarti’s silhouettes were quaint. Garments were shaped like porcelain jars, rectangular wall hangings, cylindrical bottles or just lean and long shapes.

The designer showcased five key looks that were utterly feminine with stylish mass appeal. The sheath dress emblazoned with a parrot mosaic, skirt and Tee, cape tops with pencil skirts, cute ‘A’ line dresses and the glamorous glass organza maxi with gold nakshi work.

A combination of silk and glass organza was a constant for the collection as the sheer fragile fabric either covered the dresses or peeped cutely from under the hemlines. The printed pencil skirt looked sleek with a pure white blouse; while the long sleeve top and matching pants were a colourful addition. A long coat with an organza skirt/dress, bustier with pencil skirt, shorts matched with peplum jacket and a maxi with bird mosaic added to the look. Sack dresses had organza insets, and the empire line dress with a sheer fabric for the skirt was a feminine addition.

The solitary men’s wear entry further established the mood of the show with a sharply cut jacket and Bermudas with a floral print.

Each garment was an eye-catcher, which made Aartivijay Gupta’s “My World of Glass” a collection that every trend setter would want to be part of.


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