Profile of Shivaji Dutta <ul><li>“ One man’s trash is other mans treasure” </li></ul><ul><li>This is what the label BLANK SPOT by Shivaji Dutta is all about. Making new and wearable garments from old garments, and other used and unused material makes the base for label. </li></ul><ul><li>As Mahatma Gandhi said : </li></ul><ul><li>“ Be the change you want to see in the world”. </li></ul><ul><li>His inspiration in this season has been the intricacies of the human mind in the way it thinks and reacts.. Studying this pattern led to the development of the pattern which is complex yet basic in nature. To a great extent he referred the work of JOHN LENNON by trying and understanding his work . A great artist in his own league. </li></ul>
<ul><li>SHIVAJI DUTTA TURNED RAGS TO RICHES FOR His AMAZING ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY COLLECTION. </li></ul><ul><li>He said “Don’t throw your old garments or rags away” was the strong message from Shivaji Dutta’s BlankSpot label. </li></ul><ul><li>Recycling is this designer’s mantra for fashion and this time Shivaji was inspired by the human mind and its many complex layers of thought. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Lakme Fashion Week is around the corner and nothing is more! It is where he become 'someone' from 'no one'. It is where the world sees what he have been up to. </li></ul><ul><li>Weaving discarded pieces of fabrics with leather into checks in shades of grey, brown, black and slate; the all-mini collection cut close to the body; had the structured matted design as a front panel in most of the dresses which also at times gradually extended to the sides or the back. The shifts or pinafores were teamed with white Tees and matching stockings embellished with safety pins. </li></ul><ul><li>With a more autumnal colour story, the silhouettes were a strong contrast since sleeves minutely extended from the shoulders. Putting an emphasis on reusing and recycling, the outfits once again had a social statement as well as a great fashion story from Shivaji Dutta for his BlankSpot label. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Shivaji Dutta showcased a collection that according to him, focused on recycled material. The designer used leather to create a basket weave effect which adorned most of his ensembles along with detail in the form of zips and safety pins. The series of short dresses in shades of black, grey and slate bordered on monotonous, with the same silhouette shown multiple times. </li></ul><ul><li>Kolkata based designer Shivaji Dutta is gearing up for the upcoming Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai next month. Last season, we saw him in Gen Next Category, while this season gets him entry into the Emerging Designer Category. </li></ul>
How did he started off his Carrer? <ul><li>He choose NIFT as it was an eye-opener for him. In his struggle period he even came across a big challenge to change from textile designing to fashion designing as textile designing doesn't teach you garments but surface, techniques, weaving etc. </li></ul><ul><li>he always had in mind that he would start everything on his own instead working for some other designer. </li></ul>
What has been his idea behind designing? <ul><li>He don't believe in copying and getting compared. He believe in originalilty, though it might be good or bad! It makes mind work in a unique way. His strength is surface development. He make surfaces then try using them in garments in special format and then he apply them in silhouettes that are basic, wearable and unique. </li></ul><ul><li>According to him the best thing in designing is </li></ul><ul><li>"Creative freedom" . </li></ul><ul><li>He loves listening to music and it is something that inspires him the most. Every time he listen to a song he go into it completely and try relating design to the musical symphony! He also get inspired with John Lennon and his philosophy , and relate things with his ideology. He get motivated with his complex mind that talks about unity and the global world. Last season, his collection was inspired by John Mayer's song 'Waiting for the world to change'; it worked on leather wastage with lot of leather cut outs in form of dots. </li></ul>
Signature Style :- He used only contemprary leather with fabric combination. Leather is something he love using and he believe in defining sexuality of a woman. He love to dress a woman to look unique and powerful. People that he would love to dress up? His mom and his friends because they are the people he can relate to and as a designer he can't understand a person until he relate to them! he is not much into celebs as his entire idea is to dress a woman who thinks that she is not perfect - He make her wear his garments to make her look and feel perfect - so that's the challenge. As a designer he feel a great sexy looking person will look great in anything. So he think to dress up someone who isn't too stylish or sexy is important .
What is his personal style philosophy? <ul><li>He have a fetish shoes ; he have them all in different colours, patterns and designs. First he decide his shoes and then his clothes. He love keeping it casual in denims and loose trousers with shirts, jackets and T-shirts. </li></ul><ul><li>What are his plans for the future? </li></ul><ul><li>Ten years from now he would love to be a designer in his own league. A designer who reuses things, makes unique garments and of course a fashion outlet will also be there. </li></ul><ul><li>Fashionistas Tips? </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to global music, work for a global cause, it will help a lot to get inspirations. </li></ul>
L akme Fashion Week is around the corner and nothing is more important! It is where he become 'someone' from 'no one'. It is where the world sees what he have been up to. There is no set objective for participation. It is just work and he want to continue doing that. Every stage is a learning curve. Lakme Fashion Week has always been a dream; last season was a great experience in terms of learning more about the business and on a personal level as a designer. This statement is so true but the opportunity given to a designer and the entire experience is beyond words. Women today have their preferences and want new exciting designs that suit the new age designers.
He keep collections "current" and "on trend" season after season without compromising on my signature because that is something, which comes to me regardless of the season. It is like a DNA… you cannot change it. The inspiration this season has been the intricacies of the human mind in the way it thinks and reacts. The layering of thoughts inside ones mind and the complex structure inter woven in thoughts. Studying this pattern led to the development of the pattern which is complex yet basic in nature. The overall conception is that some designers translate "winter festive" into "bridal". Well it is more of personal interest. But we must appreciate that bridal sells in India regardless of winter or summer and therefore buyers do like it!
Our Views , Experience , Comments about this Project . <ul><li>It makes us learn a lot from the creative thinking of “Shivaji Dutta”. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Har ek Waste jaruri hota hai……” </li></ul><ul><li>Fashion has always existed – in the primitive times up to today – and will continue to exist in future also. </li></ul><ul><li>I think that this industry is a good way of earning a living and requires a lot of hard work as well </li></ul><ul><li>I am of opinion that fashion is an aspect of life to cultivate nevertheless without crossing the limits of decency or to be up-to-date, respecting one’s cultural and moral values at the same time. </li></ul>