Designer Profile: Shivaji Dutta
By: Aman Singh
Special to The Post
Kolkata, India based designer Shivaji Dutta is a man who takes recycling to another level.
Dutta creates new and wearable garments from old garments to create original one of a kind pieces.
He also adds in other used and unused materials into the mix to show his own authentic style.
Wastefulness is not accepted by this designer.
In Dutta’s previous runway show at the Lakme’s Fashion Week, he created ensembles that were very intricate.
He used leather in one piece to create a basket weave effect adding is his special touch of zips and safety pins to complete each outfit.
Dutta knows that he is not a designer who follows the norm and appreciates that he can fully use his creative freedom when crafting his designs.
When interviewed about his latest work Dutta stated that his inspiration stems from the ‘intricacies of the human mind in the way it thinks and reacts.’
He also has been quoted as saying that he “often refers to the work of John Lennon by trying and understanding his work.”
Music has been one of Dutta’s motivations behind his creative mind proving that he is not only a designer but a great artist.
And what of Dutta’s future plans?
Well in ten years from now he wants to be considered a designer in his own league: one who reuses materials of any kind to create unique garments.
He wants his garments to inspire new ideas about how we can make positive changes.
If you want a sneak peek at this games changers designs be sure to check out Vancouver Fashion Week’s Fall/Winter 2013 show.
Tickets are available through www.vanfashionweek.com.