Share about the journey that led you to fashion design.
I have always been intrigued by various subcultures and the way people dress, their style and their look. From a very young age I was introduced to various creative skills in terms of embroidery, weaving, painting, stitching and theatre which acted as a catalyst for me to take up Fashion Design as a career.
Our apparel brand MICRONESIUM speaks of a modern design language through fashion; fusing contemporary style innovation with sustainability and ethics. As a sustainable apparel Label we do not believe in Trends or Seasons. We work on different stories each time with various inspirations embedding sustainable methodologies throughout. We also do take individual customised work for selected patrons who share the same ethos and philosophy as us in terms of green and conscious clothing as well as our aesthetics.
I am equally excited to be a part of the EFWA Up cycling Challenge for such a prestigious fashion week in Australia. It’s indeed a big platform to showcase our label – MICRONESIUM to a global audience and press. For a New Brand like us, it will give us a major boost in terms of promotion and visibility on a global platform.
Please share a little about your approach/inspiration for creating your runway look for this international show? What can the audience expect?
My approach to the runway look for this international show is inspired by today’s every increasingly disjointed societies and its distressed outlook faced by many ordinary people across the globe. I have taken inspiration from the work of German Visual Artiste Annegret Soltau’s to create the look of the design piece I will be showcasing. The Audience or the Viewer can expect a dramatic and disruptive Silhouette using old shirts where I will add intricate detailing in terms of pattern, style, stitched over embroidery and silhouette to bring out the thematic experiential mood of the collection.
What would you most like the international fashion audience to know about you as a designer and your brand?
After EFWA I will be focussing on creating a sustainable design capsule collection which we would like to be showcased in Europe. I am also developing a collection using non conventional fibres like bamboo, soy and banana and researching on other sustainable, recyclable and renewable fibres too. Our Label MICRONESIUM is also invited to showcase at the prestigious Ethical Fashion Show, Berlin in January 2018.