Indian designer Dhruv Kapoor had his head within the clouds for spring, and put them throughout his assortment.
A year-plus into the pandemic, he felt humanity has lived in a liminal area the place the long run nonetheless appears too unsure. He got here to the rescue with pop-tinged gildings and a looser, surrealist tackle his personal aesthetic – a mix of street-cool and revisited formal.
Comic-like cloud prints appeared on striped shirts and boxy fits with culottes, in addition to varsity jackets, whereas sequined smile emojis embellished pristine white tops paired with quick shorts.
Kapoor additional pushed the envelope of his playful aesthetic with denim pants slashed on the knee or on the aspect. A spread of silk shirts featured head-spinning prints combining clouds, suns and historic heads or busts that instantly dropped at thoughts Salvador Dalí work, whereas large 3D removable pockets added a surrealist contact to impeccable trench coats.
A formidable tailor, Kapoor made his spring fits boxy, reduce in off-kilter proportions and enjoyable: A towering gown coat was embellished with suns created from swirls of tiny sequins, whereas keychains in the identical form dangled from a relaxed go well with.
Despite all these clouds and surrealist particulars, this assortment was firmly grounded, credible and amusing.