While some designers capture the old world glamour, designer Amit Aggarwal always manages to take us to the year 2050 with his futuristic collection. An arresting mix of stripes, metallic textures with electrifying colours has always been his signature style, making him the not-your-ordinary-designer. Fusing the art with science, this designer weaves magic into his creation, every time.
While other designers opt for breezy pastels and floral prints and other gender-bending elements to create their menswear capsule, Amit feels there’s still a bit of a distinction but the community is getting there.
In an interview with a leading magazine, Aggarwal opened up about his inspiration and plans for the menswear collection. He believes a lot of elements from womenswear can be implemented into menswear making it a bit more experimental. “With the current scenario, the world is talking about blurring boundaries between menswear and womenswear. There’s still a bit of a distinction, but I feel we’re soon headed to space where a lot of wardrobes will be exchanged between men and women, and it’s an important dialogue. I feel like a lot of elements of womenswear can be implemented in menswear, which would be approached with a lot of structured pieces for men with contemporary and modern detailing,” he said.
Although Amit has been experimenting with his men’s collection, but he revealed his plans to make it more suitable to the national audience. “For the last two seasons that we’re doing menswear, I’ve kept it a little more experimental, but going forward, the aesthetic would be more wearable to suit a national audience. We will be doing more menswear in the future,” he concluded.
When asked if men should wear more metallic, Amit said that though metallic gives the wearer an edgy and crisp look, it isn’t the easiest to carry. “The overall feel of metallics gives you not only an edge of glamour but also allows a lot of shaping and structuring to your body. A lot of men want to look crisp and sharp, and really well built, and metallic colours give you that edge. But I agree that it’s also not the easiest for everyone to carry, so there are also subtle metallics that you can try,” said the designer.
(Source- Man’s World India)