Fashion folks will agree that Amit Aggarwal is one Indian couturier with a structured design language, A design graduate from NIFT who once worked with Tarun Tahiliani and in time successfully launched a prêt line AM.IT, as well as a couture line Amit Aggarwal (earlier Morphe), Amit now has a loyal client base across the world especially in India and Europe. His design aesthetic is progressive but what’s commendable is how he keeps the story line in tandem to Indian influences. This time around, the designer has used his signature techniques of industrial pleating and latticing with recycled polymer strips to resurge vintage Benarasi weaves. We caught up with the designer to know more about his Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2017 collection titled Monaco from the heart of Kashi. Excerpts from an interview.
1. Give us an insight of the inspiration behind your Autumn/Winter 17 collection Monaco from the heart of Kashi.
2. This particular collection of yours draws influences from both the French Riviera and home-ground… tell us how easy or difficult was this cross-culture blend sartorially?
3. Last season, your show made creative use of unconventional industrial materials. What’s the USP this time around?
4. Tell us of the silhouettes you’ve worked with for this collection.
5. What about the expected price point for this season?
Our prices for couture have always worked for us and continue to be in the same range according to the amount of work and time spent on it.