Amit Aggarwal partners with Monaco Tourism for Lakmé Fashion Week
India’s renowned couture designer, Amit Aggarwal has partnered with Monaco tourism for his AW’17 collection 'Monaco From The Heart of Kashi,' which will be showcased at the Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2017 in New Delhi.
"I am delighted to partner with Monaco Tourism for our Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2017 showcase. The collection that started its roots in Monaco is interpreted by use of discarded vintage Banarasi saris that have a history but have lost their purpose; in a hope to find them a new life and a new home,” Amit Aggarwal said in a statement.
Amit Aggarwal AW’17 collection has flavours from the island of the French Riviera Monaco that inspired him to draw connections to his home country in terms of art, culture and craftsmanship.
Rajeev Nangia, India Director, Monaco Government Tourist Bureau said, “Monaco is the epitome of luxury and glamour, and undoubtedly one of the finest tourist destinations’ in the world to enjoy the high life. We are delighted to join hands with the celebrated designer - Amit Aggarwal at LFW winter/festive 2017. The style and opulence that his collection features are truly synonymous with, the fashion extravagance that destination Monaco is bestowed with, as well as, in-line with the magnificent celebrations and weddings, it offers."
The interior architecture of the Prince’s Palace of Monaco and the Opera De Monte Carlo, the motifs, carvings and drapery reminded him of the brocades from Banaras back in India and his treatment to those that he was already working on.
The details on the glass panels, the tapestry, the gilded panels and their twirling art nouveau patterns formed a perfect motif language which harmoniously blended with the weaves of Banarasi brocades. This marriage of cultural identities allowed for a greater sense of exchange between two histories for a contemporary design ethos.
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