Designer Amit Aggarwal presented ‘seamless’ by AM.IT x Lakme Salon as the closing show on Day 1 of Lakme Fashion Week at The Runway in Jio Gardens (BKC).
An installation of majestic cranes suspended over the runway make a grand welcome into the show that already promised to be truly unique. These cranes are hand-crafted with batik and leftover marble fabric; and have elaborate metallic wings made from recycled industrial material.
Intense drum beats from resonated the flavours of Kerela, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat to set the mood as the first looks of ‘seamless’ began to emerge on the ramp. An interesting medley of varied patterns took edgy forms. Amit reshaped tradition with broken pieces of patola sarees seamlessly woven into his signature style of sculpted forms. The metallic accents on wine, rust, teal, olive, khaki, mustard and ink blue lent a sharpness to Chanderi and silk.
Glitter bodysuits shone through the dresses under the runway lights. Boxy silhouettes with the quintessential geometric pattern of patola were clinched with wide metallic waistbands. AM.IT used metal procured from industrial by-products braided with leather for the chokers too. Solid Charles & Keith block heels from their current collection went with his styles seamlessly! Taking cue from AM.IT’s upcycle philosophy, Lakme Salon created dramatic industrial plaits by intelligently using waste material.
Amit expressed his design ethics through AM.IT by using waste materials, infrequent to fashion, like negatives of bindi sheets, sipping straws, nipped stockings, poly bags, Gamchas, sequin waste with khadi and block printed fabrics in the past.
‘seamless’ by AM.IT displayed a brilliant blend of age-old tradition and today’s technology. With this collection Amit showed that design ethics and aesthetics can go hand in hand. The label AM.IT is a tangible version of his belief that being pro-environment isn’t only about going organic but also about reinventing the old and used into something new and relevant.