Amit Aggarwal has long pioneered in engineering modern and innovative couture inspired by nature’s awe-inspiring forms, in line with this vision, his Couture 2018 collection Crystalis, is inspired by two wondrous natural phenomena, the formation of crystals at a molecular level and the enveloping of the metallic chrysalis around a butterfly cocoon.
One of the most compelling stories in Amit Aggarwal couture 2018 presentation is the extensive silhouette exploration, morphing different aspects of traditional Indian and western couture shapes with each other and infusing them with structure and form by using a range of sophisticated cording, plisse and topstitched fabrications, laboriously designed and crafted in-house.
Sharply cut innovative patterns, that accentuate and enhance the female form, have been combined with incredibly sculptural yet agile fabrications that dramatically drape around the body, creating a new and inimitable couture language.
The color palette consisting of jewel tones of rose quartz, silver onyx, emerald, amethyst, topaz and sapphire, as well as metallic shades of rose gold, silver, pewter and light gold have been specifically tailored to bring the concepts to life most accurately.
For this collection, we have explored a range of hand done three dimensional embroideries in various crystalline and bio mimicked forms and motifs to give our fabrics a unique visual and tactile quality, says Amit Aggarwal. We collaborated with textile designer Tanira Sethi to create one-of-a kind, engineered and embellished cashmere laces, meticulously knitted in France and subsequently embroidered and sculpted in-house to create innovatively draped couture pieces, he adds further.