Known for his radical runway styles, Amit Aggarwal showcased his AW’17 couture collection along with Tarun Tahiliani for the AIFW ‘guru-shishya’ theme. This is the first time that Amit presented a sustainable couture line, making green the new glam.
A sombre mood took over the runway as the audio-visual displayed stars gathering to make beautiful formation. A cold and arid landscape with the parched trees made the backdrop. “Daydreaming”, from the progressive rock band Radio Head, opened the show for the models to appear.
Drawing inspiration from the co-evolution of Earth’s natural topography and man’s material world, the leading designer put together a truly breathtaking collection.
True to his beliefs, Amit continues his journey of recycling and upcycling through his work. Beautiful pre-owned Patola Ikat and Benares antique brocades and antique borders took over the runway in the designer’s signature style. Amit Aggarwal showcased a stunning collection of dresses, lehengas and playful sarees.
Sharp silhouettes with a contrast of fluid, curved elements were pulled together in each look. The contours were cut in engineered curves that traced the bodice, inspired from curvilinear geometry. Braided leather detailing accented the dresses. Amit’s design ethics came through with materials like recycled metallic plastic stripes, metallic hand woven zari, pipes and mesh that were rendered to a high level of inventive workmanship.
The paradoxical play of the colour palette with combination in ink blue, rust, red, wine, emerald, royal blue, silver, gold, copper and black reflected the inspiration.
The models walked in see-through shoes from heel to toe for an effect of floating on nothingness. These shoes were custom-created by Aprajita Toor for Amit Aggarwal AW’17.
Misho by Suhani Parekh exclusively designed jewellery for this show in 22k gold-plated sterling silver.
Patrons of the brand Archana Vijaya, Ambika Anand, Kalyani Chawla, Sabina Chopra graced the show with their presence.
The show progressed into an upbeat mood, giving cue to Tarun Tahiliani’s collection to take on the ramp.