Ashish Gupta is a fashion designer born and raised in New-Delhi. He moved to London to study at Central Saint Martins and graduated in 2000. Since then, he created his eponymous brand : Ashish. His collections are especially uncommon and bold. By growing up in the Indian culture first and being influenced by British fashion conception then, his creations are a mix of those two social experiences.
Raja Ravi Varma was an indian painter from the 19th century. He played an important role in India’s art history. His work was a fusion between European techniques and indian culture. By using those western’s methods as lithography, he managed to make art reachable for all people (persons from different social class).
What do they have in common? There is almost two centuries between those two artists. However, they have one element in common : The multiculturalism. They have been influenced by values and norms from different countries. Both have faced cultural-dualism.
Fashion: Ashish SS 2017
Art: Raja Ravi Varma, Unknown painting