Born in 1988, Dhruv Kapoor started his first steps in the fashion world in Milan, first studying at Istituto Marangoni and then continuing his training as a member of the womenswear design team at Etro. He moved back to India in 2013 to set up his own label, Dhruv Kapoor, and in 2014 his first capsule collection was showcased. In 2016 the Indian designer was awarded by Vogue India as the best emerging brand and in 2017 he was listed as one of the 50 most influential young Indians by GQ India.
After two successful nominations for the International Woolmark Prize, the brand was sponsored by Camera Nazionale Della Moda (CNMI) for two consecutive seasons to exhibit during the prestigious Milan Fashion Week at the Fashion Hub Market.
As often mentioned by Kapoor, Istituto Marangoni, which always supports its most talented alumni and which counts among the “Alumni Community” over 45,000 professionals in fashion and luxury, literally shaped the brand and its aesthetics. The Milan campus has been crucial for Kapoor’s career, shaping his creativity, teaching how to work in teams and the fundamental of sartorial sensibilities which contributed to building the brand as what it is now.
In his works, Kapoor depicts an endless play of past, present, and future offering a reflection of the contemporary society and its interactions with the most different cultures. In his collections, the full attention lays into details, with an emphasis on tailoring, handcrafted embellishments and print, dedicated to hyper-feminine women with oversize boyfriend fits. Each creation is reflected through hybrid silhouettes, discreet volumes, and vibrant colours and prints. He intends to celebrate an individualistic sense of taste and awareness, innovation, freedom and empowerment.
The brand is increasing its global visibility across the world, signing up with different showrooms worldwide.
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