September 23, 2020
An elegant and exquisite designing wear is characterized by refined tailoring and premium craftsmanship. When every piece of the fabric gets meticulously designed and is supremely stitched, clothing experience becomes divine. Ravi Gupta, a true pioneer of Luxury menswear, believes in the same ideology.
What made Mr Ravi Gupta inclined into the arena of Men’s Garment?
My father, Mr Shyam Gupta, has been my biggest motivator. He started Gargee Designers in the ’80s and has been the pillar of our organization. As a child, I have seen the struggles that we went through and witnessed how successfully he emerged victoriously. Therefore, since childhood, I was inclined in the fashion designing industry.
Was it challenging for you in the early days, making an impact in the industry?
To be honest, it was not a very challenging ride for me. First of all, I never thought of success or failure. I wanted to follow my passion, and that’s what I did. Secondly, my father gave me a platform with Gargee, which helped me a lot as well. However, it was a challenge to satisfy the customer’s requirement. Luckily for me, people have liked my new collections every year.
Any one breakthrough point, through which, there was no looking back?
Not one, but there are a few breakthroughs. First, my fashion designing degree helped me a lot in understanding the ethics of good design. Secondly, working with celebrities like Karan Johar and Varun Behl gave me the ideal platform to emerge as a proficient celebrity designer.
Any particular reason for giving your company’s name as Gargee?
My Dad is a very innovative person. Our family’s surname is Garg. So from Garg, Gargee Designers came into existence.
How has been your journey with Gargee so far?
The journey has been exceptional so far. Yes, like every business, I have faced some highs and lows, but that’s part and parcel of the experience of a businessman. The most gratifying element is that every time I have launched a collection, people have loved it.
You have tailored for many A- stars Bollywood celebrities. Can you share your experience?
It all started when I got the chance to design for Karan Johar and Varun Behl. Once I designed for them, I got to know the demand and requirements of the celebrity atmosphere.
Almost all the industries have taken a toll throughout the world, because of this pandemic. How severely have Gargee Designers been affected?
Yes, like any other industry, our company, too, have been affected. We are a luxury brand, so people have avoided luxury products due to financial crunches. Also, our wedding collection has been profoundly impacted due to the delays.
How have you come out of it?
We have been a part of many CSR activities. Also, we are producing a mask at a bigger scale to help the people to help people during the pandemic. Apart from that, we are making Delhi Police Uniforms. These things have helped us so far.
Any set-off plans for future for Gargee?
Yes, as per the trends of the current generation, we have decided to go digital. We will soon launch our site, where people can buy our garments online.
Any new trends in Garments, which you think will top the charts in the next few years?
When it comes to fashion, the most significant trend for both men and women in the next couple of years is going to be masks. As per the latest development on the pandemic and vaccine, it’s pretty sure that until 2021 end, we may not find a proper cure. Thereby, there will be high demands for them.
Image Source- Mr Ravi Gupta Picture Wardrobe
Interview by- Sayak Karmakar, Resident Editor, Interview Times
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