New Delhi: The stage was set for the collaboration between Amit Aggarwal and his mentor Tarun Tahiliani, and the designers presented their love for drapes through their show which culminated Amazon India Fashion Week (AIFW) Autumn/Winter 2018.
Offering a “fresh new look”, Tahiliani and his talented pupil Aggarwal brought to the ramp a collection of 80 garments which were a mix of both bespoke couture and fusion ready-to-wear looks.
Tahiliani, who has been often credited for revolutionising the way Indian women approach clothes, showcased a contemporary line which were not strictly bridal.
The collection was inspired by the nomadic beauty of Indian tribes and the designer mingled it with motifs from Mughal armory-themed art.
Speaking about his joint show with Aggarwal, Tahiliani said, “It was am absolute pleasure to showcase alongside one of my old proteges who has morphed into his own master with mastery over his own particular techniques and sculptural fashion. ”
Aggarwal graduated from the National Institute of Fashion Technology, Delhi with multiple awards, and was design assistant with Tahiliani before launching his label Morphe. He has since left it and launched his eponymous label and AM.IT.
Aggarwal is among the few talents who have had the benefit of Tahiliani’s tutelage and he said this show was a challenging collaboration.
“I have interpreted my his master craftsmanship and superlative vision with my signature style and modern twist.
This whole process was truly enriching.”
Aggarwal stayed true to his beliefs and design aesthetics as he stuck to recycling and upcycling through this line.
However, it was the first time ever that the designer tried his hands at sustainable couture.
And the best example of it was to see pre-owned textiles given a face-lift on the ramp. The rich Benarasi brocades and colourful patola saris were rendered into garments in Aggarwal’s signature style.
The show was a kaleidoscopic dream with standout hues of emeralds, indigos, reds, violets, along with blacks , creams and beiges. The feather-tipped jootis during the show caught everyone’s attention.
Greenery encapsulated the ramp in the form of branches, creepers and dry leaves strewn across the show area. The background music was carefully curated with the ample use of sounds of animals and birds to suit the earthy theme of the show.
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