HYDERABAD: The recently concluded Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2017 made quite a few statements apart from setting the tone for what’s going to be in vogue this season. From exploring the idea of inclusive and diverse model pool, (read transgender stunner Anjali Lama) and and body positivity to eco-friendly garments, the designers started and continued a dialogue towards conscious fashion.
The environ concerned collective would especially have much reason to cheer. Designer Amit Aggarwal, who was one of the first to showcase his collection Seamless from the label AM.IT put forward a repertoire of beautiful designs with repurposed patola sarees that he managed revived from the stocks of old sarees kept by women who trade utensils for old clothes.
“The line I presented is deeply rooted in conscious fashion as we have worked around the theme of upcycling.
It is a seamless juxtaposition of organic textiles and industrial waste,” says Aggarwal who picked up the discarded patola saris and used contemporary weaving techniques to weave in industrial waste such as polythene bag. “We identified the saris that are tattered or are not in a wearable condition. We made the wear and tear look like characters of this line. “
The other memorable part of his show were the hair accessories that showed how discarded waste can be used to beautify and make one look edgy.
Aggarwal says, “Collaboration with Lakme Salon is an exciting collaboration as we share the similar sensibilities about presenting something unique and relevant with an environmentally conscious approach,” says Aggarwal adding that there are a several such industrial wastes that can be incorporated skilfully into the designs to make a sartorial statement.
The AM.IT X Lakmé Salon, Summer Resort collection derives inspiration from unclaimed pieces just as Aggarwal’s line.