Amit Aggarwal couture Autumn/ Winter 2018 collection is inspired by the geometric shapes and natural forms, captured with exceptional precision in Ernst Haeckel's prints. The plates illustrate Haeckel's fundamental notion of the "unity of all living things" and the wide variety of forms which are executed with utmost delicacy.
This idea transformed into form and structure by emulating strategies and patterns of nature and its process. This concept brought the natural forms and craftsmanship together to create our unique aesthetic vision. We call this design ethos “Bio Echo”
This philosophy has been taken forward with structured handwoven jacquards, metallic foiled laces with intricate hand embellishments, recycled polymer details, tape embroideries and detailed thread work mixed with unusual industrial yarns. These materials have then been molded to impersonate the forms of nature.
This exotic palette features amethyst, sapphires, ruby, emerald and black diamond with the inherent radiance of rose gold, gold, and silver.
THE DESIGNERAfter graduating from the National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi in 2002, Amit Aggarwal showcased his collections through student competitions around the world and soon began working with some of India’s most accomplished designers, such as Tarun Tahiliani. He then headed the design team of Creative Impex, part of the Creative Group, before starting MORPHE in 2008, in collaboration with the Creative Group. In May 2012, he launched his eponymous label ‘Amit Aggarwal’.
His debut fashion show at India Fashion Week was heralded as one of the best shows of 2012 by Vogue India, while Marie Claire India and Elle India both announced him as the best young Indian designer. He was invited by the Dutch DFA to Amsterdam to be part of a design delegation and is a finalist for the British Council’s Young Creative Entrepreneur Award.
The label combines the best of locally sourced factors with a progressive aesthetic, resulting in precisely executed garments which represent the metamorphosis of raw influences, both fantastical and mundane. The results are pieces which are modern and eclectic, yet hold a timeless appeal.
In September 2011, he showcased his line in Paris in collaboration with Aveda, for a hair and makeup trend show. His work was exhibited at the Arken Museum in Copenhagen showcasing the future of Art and Fashion from August 2012 until January 2013. He was recently invited by TED in India for a talk on fashion, its future, and his journey so far.