The new space is an ode to Mumbai’s industrial’s root with clean lines and uncluttered space
December 9, 2021: Indian designer Amit Aggarwal, who creates modern, futuristic designs in fashion, has created a similar space for his first Mumbai store.
“Bombay is my birth and muse. This is the city I called home for the best part of my childhood, the city I said goodbye to twenty-two years ago to make someone of myself. But Bombay is a generous mother, she filled my shoes with sand and my mind with memories, having every crashing sea I encountered whisper in my ears that her arms are always open for me,” says Mr. Aggarwal.
The store is inspired by Mumbai’s sea, sand and breeze. The open layout of the space and iridescent textiles used for décor reflects the city’s lights. The dark grey matte floors, metallic grey walls and sandy concrete furniture accents the inspiration of sand giving the space a modern language. The walls have smooth curves and custom-built amorphous furniture bringing in the lightness of a cool breeze.
A central installation showcases a school of amorphous creatures all unique, yet in perfect sync, floating with each other to form a whole. The installation uses signature textiles by the designer - including metallic polymers and remnant metallic piping.
The store will house couture, pret-a-couture, ready to wear and menswear collections by the designer.
Mr. Aggarwal explains his inspiration: “It is only in Bombay that Victorian, Modernist and Survival architectures thrive in each other's company, where trees grow on cricket fields and flowers bloom beside industrial hubs. Join me as I celebrate Bombay- her people, her waters, her old and her evolution.”
Coordinates: 7, Vaswani House, Ground Floor, BEST Marg, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India