Kovid Kapoor was born in the Indian Himalayan valley town of Dehradun. Growing up in a military family, he moved around to various Indian states with varied cultural identities and traditional art forms that influenced him. He realized that clothing serves a larger purpose than just shielding the human body—it provides representation, identity, and self-expression for everyone. Kovid attended the National Institute of Fashion Technology, Hyderabad, for his BFA in fashion design before moving to the United States and attending the Academy of Art University in San Francisco for his MFA in fashion design.
In America, he realized that the language of fashion was very different from what he was used to back home. Overcoming this obstacle has allowed him to balance the two aesthetics from his teachings in both countries for his personal brand. He continues to be inspired by women, either from his childhood or from fantasy and mythological tales, and his designs celebrate these great figures and feminine wisdom.