Taking the legacy forward
Unnati Joshi catches up with designer Amit Aggarwal talking about his grand finale at the ongoing fashion week
Amit is unbeatable when it comes to path-breaking crafting techniques that he uses to design his futuristic-looking numbers. And this time too, he will be presenting his metallic magic through a line of couture gowns enhanced with Tarun Tahiliani’s aesthetics.
“Amazon has come up with a brilliant concept of guru shishya parampara and I am grateful to them and FDCI for approaching me for the same. It’s also because of the reason that I worked at Tarun’s studio after my graduation. It has been 15 years now,” says Amit.
About the inspiration, he shares, “The consequence of natural evolution and man’s creative achievement is undeniably inspiring.”
Stimulated by the architecture of the co-evolution, Amit creates a couture line for Autumn Winter’17. Influences of the stunning and ever-changing curves of earth’s topography and the metallic strength of the man-built structures are seen in his collection.
“We have taken a lot of cues from the master craftsman himself and have tried to interpret it or contemporise it with our own signature style. The show is going to be a great interaction between what his studio offers and how my aesthetic has been a part of it and has become completely modern and new. For me the starting point was taking a lot of inspiration from the studio archival pieces and how that can be completely modernised.
“Our interpretation of the theme, fresh new look, is about a new outlook of the woman of today. She celebrates the culture and has a vision for the environment she lives in that translates into her clothing choices,” explains Amit.
True to his beliefs, the designer continues his journey of recycling and upcycling through his work. This season, Amit showcases sustainable couture for the first time ever. The designer has used pre-owned patola saris and Benaras brocades in his signature style. “This collection draws out rich heritage crafts to blend into our eclectic present. When you will see the collection it will be completely my own signature but if someone delves into the details of it, they will understand that there is a big referral point. The collection talks a lot about the ethos of our brand. It is basically the contradiction or the co-existence of man and nature,” the designer signs off.
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