Amit Aggarwal graduated from the National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi in 2002, following which he trained with some of the most prominent design houses around the world, eventually starting his eponymous couture label in 2012.The co-existence of man and nature inspires the brand to create. This realization encouraged him to provide a platform in which the two worlds are fused to synergize their efforts.This concept influences the coming together of opposing elements be it architecture with bio-mimicry or organic with manmade. Ultimately, wondrously weaving these contrasting forms, tactile qualities and patterns into distinctive silhouettes and textiles that are impressive in their modern craftsmanship and sustainable in their materiality.His debut fashion show at India Fashion Week was highly critically acclaimed by some of the foremost fashion publications across the country for investing in new forms and methods by combining the most traditional and the most radical materials and structural garment construction methods into a unique aesthetic vision. Consequently, he became universally recognized as the most forward-thinking Indian designer at the time. Since then, Amit Aggarwal has established himself as one of the most influential fashion designers in the country, being consistently placed on Grazia’s 100 most influential people lists. He has also been a recipient of numerous awards including the Elle Award for Label of the Year and the Elle Award for Contribution to Fashion. He continues to dress leading figures from the Indian film industry, including Aishwarya Rai, Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor and Alia Bhatt. His international recognitions include being invited by the Dutch DFA to Amsterdam as a part of its design delegation, being a finalist for the British Council’s Young Creative Entrepreneur Award and being exhibited at the Arken Museum in Copenhagen. His greatly admired diffusion label, AM. IT, emanates in much the same way, but is accented with an approachable yet cutting-edge styling. Amit Aggarwal presently showcases both his lines during the international fashion calendar in Paris and retails through pre-eminent luxury stores around the world including his flagship store at The Kila, New Delhi.
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