Dhruv Kapoor presents the Fall Winter 2023 ‘The Embracer’ collection in Milan.
You can be soft and fierce; vulnerable and strong. You can be an amalgamation of the traditional and contemporary, a romantic and realist. Your obedience can be met with rebellion and your femininity with fire. We live in a universe of different perceptions where paradoxes can be full of possibilities.
The Embracer reminds us to nurture our individuality and inner self with unconditional love. It shines the spotlight on our positive traits and leaves behind negative connotations that come with our alter-egos. It gives birth to a new alternate self—one capable of advanced habits, skills, processes, and abilities. It projects alchemy as the result of changing frequencies, thoughts, and perceptions, thereby altering the harmonics of matter and applying love to create a desired outcome.
Fall 2023 juxtaposes polar mindsets, perfectly syncing them through unusual pairings. A vibrant mix of colors and patterns that seamlessly fuse tradition and technology, birthing a new aesthetic for modern society. This collection explores multiple facets of our myriad selves—from asymmetric tailoring to slouchy sweatpants and giant tracksuits to distressed denim. A play on proportions and a wide array of partly recycled textiles and part upcycled remain constant.
Still-life patterns exude a tranquil state of mind, while soft aggression is channeled through vivid brushstrokes. Handcrafted embroideries by Indian artisans, including a flaming heart, large foliage, and multi-dimensional heads, come with a fascinating interplay of materials and techniques.
For this occasion, we continue our special partnership with Italian shoemaker Marsèll, displaying a combination of creativity, craftsmanship, and style. Along with Huma Eyewear, which seamlessly merges heritage with modernity, and the cult jewelry brand Bijules from NYC.
The Embracer is a plurality of self, projecting man in multiple configurations: to heal you, empower you, restore you and open new worlds within and around you.
It all begins with you.