Introducing Akaaro, a label which makes innovative textiles and creative weaving wearable, functional and beautiful.
The story of Akaaro is as multifaceted as its beautiful and brilliant textiles. Akaaro’s founder is Gaurav Jai Gupta, an innovative designer and passionate artist whose journey into fashion has been anything but typical. Gaurav coined the term ‘craft couture’, with his insistence on the use of handmade textiles from traditional handlooms, and has truly pushed the boundaries in textile innovation.
Gaurav’s design ethos is centered around the idea of celebrating original textiles, in ever-more creative and accessible ways - sometimes in traditional outfits such as gorgeous sarees, sometimes in modern cuts and wearable day-to-day outfits which feature the adaptability and quality of Indian fabrics.
Akaaro features sarees, which are Indian; but Gaurav’s other work does not ‘appear’ Indian. How is the Indian identity of the collection retained?
“Its soul is Indian,” he says with passion. “It’s ethnic. It’s made on a handloom.”
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