Gaurav Gupta mentors Kayaan Contractor for capsule collection
Couturier Gaurav Gupta has turned mentor for content creator Kayaan Shiraz Contractor in a new video series. Hosted by vodka brand Grey Goose, the series is named ‘Vive Le Voyage’ and documents the creation of Kayaan’s gender neutral clothing collection ‘Étant’.
The new five-part video series shows the process of creating a collection, with insights from Gupta, Kayaan Contractor announced on Instagram. The series documents an exploration of identity as well as the creation of a clothing collection.
“The journey so far has undoubtedly been a remarkable learning experience,” Kayaan Contractor told Elle India. “Transitioning from a styling background to a designing one has been very exciting. I get to learn more and more every day and hone my skills. While I did attend fashion school and studied sewing quite a while ago, I opted for styling as it seemed like an easier option at the time. However, working on my own capsule collection has been an exhilarating experience that has given me the chance to rekindle my passion for designing. As I continue to learn and develop my craft, I eagerly await the results of my hard work.”
The collection is designed to make fashion accessible to everyone and be worn by any gender. Kayaan worked as a wardrobe assistant on films before finding fame through her fashion blog the transitioning into become a multi-platform content creator.
“Being mentored by the iconic Gaurav Gupta was an unforgettable experience, to say the least,” said Kayaan Contractor. “Throughout this entire journey, he has been an invaluable sounding board, providing guidance on inside finishes and other intricate details about the process. Observing his impeccable workmanship has been a masterclass, with his unique ways of putting things together that provide fresh perspectives.”
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