KALAKAR
MITESH LODHA X DESIGN FABRIC X ASTIK BRASS BAND
 
For the recent Design Fabric Festival we collaborated with Mumbai’s Astik Brass Band Pathak and re-imagined their uniform. We took inspiration from a few existing elements in their uniforms and incorporating in the designs, We have employed the use of bold strips that are commonly found in their uniforms and merged it with elements of street wear such as bomber jackets, truckers and slim pants layered with asymmetric shirts. The fabric used is a stretch cotton and has been given a suede finish. “The bands uniforms are generally boxy and given the opportunity, I was intrigued to blend in my aesthetics to their usual attire and explore a different dimension to the design," explains Mitesh.