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Gopal Roy started his own label GOPAL ROY in 2009. He studied fashion design at N.I.F.T. (Kolkata, India)
Gopal Roy stands for reciprocity between craftsmanship and innovation in technique and materials. For Roy fashion is an expression of art that is very close related to him. He sees it as his expression of identity combined with desire, moods and cultural setting. In all his work he tries to make clear that fashion is an artistic expression, showing and wearing art, and not just a functional and devoid of content or commercial tool. With his work he intends to show that fashion can certainly have an added value to the world,that it is timeless and that its consumption can be less important then its beginning. Wearing clothing can create a very exciting and imperative form of self-expression.
2009// BAUHAUS, Lakme Fashion Week f/w , Gennext category 2009// DAAK, Kolkata Fashion Week s/s2013// RAJBANSHI ( THE ROYAL BLOOD), Bangalore Fashion Week f/w2014// LORD KRISHNA, Indzyn Fashion Week f/w by ISKCON
Gopal Roy, a NIFT Kolkata 2009 graduate majoring in fashion design. This training gave him invaluable knowledge of cut, proportion, balance and wearibility within designs. Launching his own brand has allowed Roy to concentrate collections which truly reflect his passion for innovative designs without any restraints or compromise. His main objective is to provide womens wear, with a luxurious and diverse selection of shapes, colors & fabrics to reflect their own individual style.
Showcased his first womens wear collection BAUHAUS In LAKME FASHION WEEK fall/winter 2009 as a GEN NEXT DESIGNER. Also showcased Spring Summer collection DAAK in KOLKATA FASHION WEEK 2009. With its third collection at BANGALORE FASHION WEEK winter/festive 2013 he presents a collection based on RAJBANGSHI people. Last season he showcased his fall/winter 2014 collection LORD KRISHNA in Indzyn Fashion Week by ISKCON.
For him creativity knows no boundaries and holds no bondages. He presumes fashion to be a form of art so expressive as to be able to exhibit ones thoughts and bring them to reality. His design vocabulary is unique and inspiring. His garment highlights being remarkable patterns, structures and astonishing interplay of fabrics and colors with impeccable finish.
The basic concept of the label GOPAL ROY is futuristic, which takes into account structural experimentation in avant-garde philosophy. He creates a new direction of couture that combines fine handwork techniques with futuristic constructions.
The essence of Gopal Roy is expressing the character and emotions of an unique woman and to extend the shape of the feminine body in detail. He mixes craftsmanship - using old and forgotten techniques- with innovation.
Roy was in final year in NIFT ,Kolkata when he applied for Lakme Fashion Week in a gennext category and selected for the show .
He showcased his debut collection BAUHAUS in LFW fall/winter 2009 .He appeared in LFW before his final exam at NIFT in 2009.
The line is inspired by modern architecture. It is all about structure and angles, very futuristic. Pintucks,pleats and strong patterns dominate the collection and colors are grey, brown and black.
Roy showcased his spring summer 2009 collection DAAK in Kolkata Fashion Week .The inspiration of the collection has come from Tagores EKLA CHOLO RE.
His collection DAAK meaning a call, arouses a persons thoughts, brings him back to his own self and aspires to fantasies his emotions to personalize himself. a call makes me think the surroundings demand an answer and I need to respond accordingly .Colors like browns,greens,oranges as well as some purple are used.
Hailing from the royal land of north Bengal, Gopal Roy is very much inspired by the Rajbangsi tribes.
Rajbangsi is an ancient tribe originally from the ancient Koch kingdom. The word "Rajbangsi" literally means royal community or royal Blood. The casts like Rajbangsi, Koches and the Paliyas have the same origin and they come from a Dravidian stock with a possible admixture of Mongolian blood.
The Rajbangsi style has become synonymous with his brand identity.
The Rajobngshi community has a rich heritage and culture which had been inherited from the ancient civilization. The Rajbangsi community has their own dialects, culture, and way of living. The culture reflects the humbleness, peace, unity and harmony with nature, as Rajbangsi are primarilyanimist.
Designer Gopal Roy revisits the roots of cause, as inspiration for his winter festive 2013 collection Rajbangsi (The Royal Community/ Royal Blood) in Bangalore Fashion Week 2013.
The label reflects a rich use of north Bengal Rajbangsi crafts & culture. The core emphasis of this collection is a combination of modern design & hand woven fabric. Typical tangayil sarees & gamchas (hand towel) are developed by local weavers. he introduced the beautiful checks & stripes with highlighting weave borders. The bright & earthy colures are mixed together with embroidery.
The label seamlessly blends traditional craft with western silhouettes retraining an ethnic touch while presenting an international look. A combination of classic bodies with avante - garde detailing, structure with a flow & modernity with a vintage twist.
His vision is to create & develop clothes from the beautiful tangayil sarees & present it to the global fashion market to create huge demand of handloom of north Bengal textiles.
He showcased his winter festive 2014 collection LORD KRISHNA in INDZYN Fashion Show celebrating the essence of ISCKON.
The line is inspired by Lord Krishna. Traditional myths meet western silhouettes in this line. He used dark jeweled colors with muted shades accentuated with subtle texturing and indigenous embroidery with paintings and spray work. He Pioneered the use of Indian textiles in a modern context. His unique contribution was the use of indigenous methods likeblock printing, hand dyeingetc. in construction of modernsilhouettes.