Having pioneered the art of repurposed couture, Amit Aggarwal has become a fashion favourite amongst the country’s sartorial risktakers. Celebrities like Esha Gupta, Malaika Arora Khan and Karisma Kapoor are often seen walking the red carpet in his one-of-a-kind creations. The designer gave us his top fashion picks, from what’s on his current playlist to his favourite destination for style inspiration.
The fashion documentary everyone should watch and why?
L’amour Fou. Hope, ambition, aspiration and love besides the extraordinary vision that was Yves and of course, the master of fashion business, Pierre. Their love makes this movie beyond a regular fashion documentary.
The young designer whose work excites you:
Michael Halpern. He shows at LFW and I love his play of silhouettes and contemporary embellishment.
The Instagram account you’re loving right now:
Pantone. It’s not just about colours. I love their inspirations, stories and the entire visual layout
One fashion solution you wish you’d invented (or want to invent)
Online shopping! It turns dreams into a reality.
The artist whose work you find most inspiring:
Japanese film director Hayao Miyazaki. His animated movies are deeply rooted in philosophy, yet his characters are so fantastical. I love that synergy of contrasts.
The most fashionable destination in the world:
Japan. It retains culture and art, and the streets of Tokyo are nothing less than a fashion runway.
What’s on your playlist when you’re working?
‘Castle on the hill’ by Ed Sheeran, ‘Hello’ by Adele, ‘Sen Yo’ Rita’ by Masego
The fashion myth you’re happy to have busted.
That conscious fashion for couture or, as I like to call it, sustainable couture isn’t possible.