Shweta Kapur’s 431-88 is a ready-to-wear label guided by sensuality and femininity. A fresh take on modern luxury, Kapur’s designs cater to spirited, confident women. Think a pre-draped sari paired with a blouse that doubles up as a shirt.
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A leading designer in the emerging space of contemporary fusion wear, Shweta Kapur launched her label 431-88 in 2012. After completing her education from the London College of Fashion, Kapur went on to work for Burberry and the athleisure division of VPL in New York. Upon returning to India, Kapur apprenticed under veteran designers Nitin Bal Chauhan and Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla before establishing her own label in 2012. Today, Kapur has carved her own niche in the fashion industry with her minimal yet glamorous take on Indian fusion clothing.
431-88 was launched at Ensemble Kalaghoda and Emporio in 2017 and received a very good response. The label now has a strong presence across all our stores and at www.ensembleindia.com. The following quote by Kapur aptly describes the relationship between retailer and brand, “Tina and the entire team at Ensemble have been an extended family for us. They were the first retailers to show us support and went all out to help us grow as a brand. They laid the foundation for fashion in India and continue to push boundaries by believing in young brands like us”.
Ensemble's merchandising team works closely with Kapur and her team to ensure the most exclusive, trending and latest collections at the best prices, both for the online shop and our 5 stores across Mumbai and Delhi.
SHOP 431-88 COLLECTIONS: FROM EASY FORMAL CONTEMPORARY TO GLAMOROUS WESTERNWEAR
Kapur’s inspiration stems from wanting to make women feel good about themselves through flattering and desirable clothing. 431-88’s signature aesthetic is defined by impeccable detailing, sharp cuts and structured lines. Kapur has developed her trademark style by oscillating between glamorous and sexy creations and luxe athleisure.
The label’s collection of contemporary styles can be broadly divided into everyday wear, dresses, tunics, jumpsuits, pants, palazzos, skirts, tops, shirts capes and jackets; and wide range of occasion wear, pre-stitched metallic saris, embroidered blouses, embellished skirts, silk shirts, and blazers. We consider the label’s pre-draped metallic sari to be its most coveted signature style. The innovative design, with a side button on the waistband gives a crisp fall to the attached palla. The shimmery sari can be styled with any of the label’s tasseled and embellished crop tops or silk shirts and is the perfect option for a cocktail party, black-tie event and sangeet. To elevate the look, style it with a pair of stiletto heels and statement earrings.
The knotted and embroidered silk shirt can be styled in a number of versatile ways according to the need of the occasion. Wear the shirt wrapped and with a pair of flared jeans for a brunch and take it through the evening by styling it with a fringe skirt and heels. Look ultra-glamorous at an evening pool party or destination wedding by donning the label’s off-shoulder fringe crop top with a pick-up silk skirt. Style it with a pair of drop pearl earrings and strappy sandals and you are good to go! Kapur is also known to play around with interesting bottom designs from lungi skirts, bell-bottoms, cargos, palazzos and dhotis. Style these statement making bottom styles with crop tops and shirts from the label to create distinctive stylish looks.
Kapur is known for incorporating intricate detailing and glamorous embellishments in her designs. Many of the pieces include pleating, drapes, knots, ruffled panels, exaggerated sleeves and embroidered cuffs. To infuse that signature glamour that she has become synonymous with, Kapur plays with more indulgent surface ornamentation from, beads, embroidery, fringes, leather patches, tassels and ruching. While favoring premium fabrics like cotton, silk, jersey, satin silk, georgettes, crepes, micropoly, cotton silk and velvet.
Kapur plays with various colours such as, white, blue, black, mustard yellow, ink blue, olive green, fuchsia pink, coffee brown and beige to create her avant-garde designs. Her summer palette includes a range of softer shades, baby pink, powder blue and sage green.
Over the years, 431-88 has developed a number of loyal celebrity patrons. Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Sonam Kapoor Ahuka, Kriti Sanon, Anushka Sharma, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt, Deepika Padukone, Nargis Fakhri and Sonakshi Sinha have all worn the label’s creations for red carpet events, press events and movie promotions. Shop Ensemble’s 431-88 curation in stores and online.
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For over three decades Ensemble has run stores based on curation, quality, service and trust. We thrive on discovering and promoting new talent and providing them a platform. Almost every top designer in India today has begun their journey with us. With our new online shop, we now hope to bring the Ensemble experience to all cities in India and to our worldwide community.
Shop by designer, by occasion or by category, ensembleindia.com gives you access to the latest designer collections and designer bridal clothing directly from the fashion week runway and ateliers of India’s leading designers. The Ensemble Eye section features the most authoritative curation of luxury Indian fashion by our in-house fashion editors. Create a wishlist at ensembleindia.com for our stylists to understand your style and make a shortlist for you and then book an in-store appointment via the website to try it all on! Our stylists will guide you through a delightful journey of discovering the designers and special pieces that speak to your individual style and work for your body shape and budget. Don’t live in India? Our website help chat and Whatsapp business chat are also active. If speaking on the phone is more your style, use the ‘Speak to a Stylist
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