India fashion: Masaba Gupta’s NYC 'boss woman'

The designer drew inspiration from New York and paid tribute to her mentor at AIFW

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Actress Athiya Shetty walks in the Masaba Gupta show at Amazon India Fashion in New Delhi on Oct 15, 2016.

New Delhi: Designer Masaba Gupta drew inspiration from New York street style, showing a 3D video of the city during her Amazon India Fashion Week spring-summer show on Saturday. She also paid tribute to her mentor, Wendell Rodricks, during the show.

There was heavy use of black and white against bright shades of pink, green, red and mustard.

Cape shirts, overlapped dress, shirt dress, tunics, gowns, crop tops and pants were the highlight for the show — and a few saris were also featured in the collection.

Known for giving international touch to her costumes, Gupta, 27, the daughter of actress Neena Gupta and cricketer Viv Ricahrds, said, “I wanted to do something that woman, who travel can wear them. My collection is about a woman, who is well travelled. No matter in which part of the world she is, she can always wear them.”

“It is about [an] upbeat boss woman that is so synonymous with New York. I did a big range this time. I also used a caricature print, which is inspired by 23-year-old actress Athiya Shetty walked in the show in gold-print white flared trousers and a black crop top paired with a cape.

“It definitely depicts a confident and comfortable girl. I love Masaba’s clothes. They have a lot of personality and I have always been a fan of her collection,” Shetty told PTI.

“This is the first time I’m officially wearing Masaba. So, it’s really special and she described it perfectly. You can see in her each garment they have their own story to tell,” she said.

Gupta is known for her extraordinary and quirky prints like the lipstick, cow and camera print. This time she used caricatures inspired by Mithila paintings from Bihar.

“It’s more structured this time. The quirky, fun bit is only one print that we have done about these caricatures. It’s not as edgy as the stuff in the past but more classic,” she said.

But what stole the show was a tribute to designer Rodricks.

“I just wanted to pay a tribute to him because he has been so influential in my life,” she said.