Gaurav Gupta opened Lakmé Fashion Week at the prestigious Royal Opera House and the designer delivered a breathtaking opener. 

A Gaurav Gupta show is always more than a show, it always ends up being a spectacle and this was no different. As the curtain slid apart, the stage was draped in folds of white fabrics with a curved spiral staircase where the models glided down to the ramp. The show presented with the recitation of a monologue and interspersed with balletic dancers, opened with actress Tabu walking down the ramp in a dazzling grey gown that glittered under the ramp lights. 

Merging embellishments and textiles in an innovative manner, Gaurav Gupta brought his expertise with origami folding and fluid structural construction for silhouettes that will be coveted by the global Indian millennials. The show glides from hues of pale blue, midnight black to fiery rose, soothing ivory and bright brocade to finish it all. 

Menswear followed in a similar fashion as womenswear. Think black tuxedos, some with shimmering lapels, zippered biker’s jacket, floral brocade dinner jacket, as well as pin tucked and moulded lapels and shoulder detailing offered the western wear options. The Indian option came in the form of a long regal sherwani with a hint of glitter that will prove ideal wedding wear.

 
Check out the key menswear pieces below.