Kolkata: The Circle of Life, as a philosophical concept, means that we start at the end and end in the beginning. Fashion designer Debarun Mukherjee’s latest collection of the same name represents circular fashion which can be defined as clothes, shoes or accessories that are designed, sourced, produced and provided with the intention to be used and circulate responsibly and effectively in society for as long as possible in their most valuable form, and hereafter return safely to the biosphere when no longer of human use. The shoot for Circle of Life was recently wrapped up at Marbella’s, Hindustan Park, featuring Bibriti Chatterjee, Sreya Bhattacharya and Kunal Mondal.
“For our Circle of Life series, we have used hand-weaved cotton and silk, reused pure silk and hand block printed patches. We have also used raw silk, re-used fabric, prints and accessories, made new fabrics put of old prints and fabrics. The colour story is multi-coloured prints, with solid colours to balance it, giving it a happy bohemian feel -an ideal for the upcoming festive season. There are long flared skirts with hand block prints with solid colour tops and deep cut blouses, multi coloured patch blouse with shaded saree. For men, there are mid-length jackets and Nehru coat paired with slim trousers and kurta which will impart flattering fusion contemporary look. Handloom, hand crafted and hand karigari should be promoted for our weavers, karigars and craftsman by designers. This will help the sustainable structure of our craftsmen,” explained Debarun.
The pandemic has brought us to the edge of everything around us. Designer wear is still very much relevant, but it needs to be more appealing to the buyers in terms of comfort, affordability and reuses. Circle of Life collection will ensure sustainable and awe-inspiring fashion while maintaining the comfort quotient.
“This puja, colours will do riot. People are so frustrated with restrictions and the predominant fear of pandemic, that they would want to feel alive and free spirited and bring a lot of positivity. Indian wear like sarees, salwar suits, fusion ethnic wear will be mostly worn, though private house parties will see western wear too,” added Debarun.