Designer Amit Aggarwal Give Out Exclusive Deets On His Latest LFW Collection
Sculptural influences, dramatic drapes and a bold use of colour typically defines an Amit Aggarwal collection. But the designer knows how to bring out newness in every creation while also keeping up with his signatures like he did with his last Patola collection and now with his latest, Autumn-Winter 2017, collection which he’ll be presenting at the upcoming Lakme Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2017.
We got in touch with the designer with to find out more about his new collection and here’s what he had to say…
What is the theme and inspiration for this collection?
I’m taking our sustainable couture story further with this collection. I have continued to procure vintage saris from all over India. This time we are using brocades from Banaras for bridal couture. The inspiration comes from Sovereign Prince of Monaco’s transit to the island of French Riviera which had very similar connections to my home country in terms of art, culture and craftsmanship. The interior architecture of the Prince’s Palace of Monaco and the Opera De Monte Carlo, the motifs, carvings and drapery reminded me of the brocades from Banaras back in India and my treatment to those that I was already working on. It was this cross-culture blend that created a modern interpretation of a collection that is deeply rooted in our heritage.
How have you blended your signature style with this theme?
These vintage weaves have been restored using our signature techniques of industrial pleating and latticing with recycled polymer strips. I have also worked with contemporary zardozi embroidery both with metal and fibres, exquisite hand pleated tape embroideries and detailed thread work mixed with unusual industrial yarns.
What does the colour palette look like?
The palette features amber, sapphires, ruby, jade and black diamond with highlights of gold and silver.
What textiles and techniques dominate this collection?
It is mainly the vintage brocade sarees which are combined and restored using other signature fabrics. Contemporary zardozi embroidery and hand pleated tape embroideries on these vintage weaves, dominate throughout the collection.
One Fall/Winter trend to look out for in your collection?
I think more than a trend, It is a movement of sustainability that we all have to bring into our lives.
Which is your favourite piece from the collection?
I have my favourites but I would like you to wait and watch the show 🙂