Pinkal Lad

MA Design: Fashion

                                             "TRADITIONAL UNISEX SPORTSWEAR COLLECTION"

I am Pinkal Lad; I have completed my MA in Fashion Design. My practice has always been to work sustainably. My concept behind Project FADED revolves around the idea that most people opt for apparel that reflects their personality. Therefore, designing clothes that are functional and aesthetically pleasing is necessary to meet every individual's demands.

We are a part of a fashion revolution. We are designers, producers, makers, workers, and consumers. We love fashion, but we also don’t want our clothes to exploit people or destroy our planet.

Let's break a few stereotypes that surround fashion.

1. Of this is having gender-specific garments. This is because men can also wear skirts.

When a woman dresses like a man, it gives her power, but questions about his masculinity are raised when a man dresses as a woman. As we live in a male-dominated society, this becomes a big deal.

2. Considering the industrial world to better than the handmade.

Fashion is about respecting culture and heritage. It fosters, celebrates, and rewards skills and craftsmanship. It recognizes creativity as its strongest asset. Fashion honors the artisans.

In a world full of trends, let's remain classic.
Let's remember always to honor our traditions.

3. Fashion can be argued to be the last industry that pollutes the environment the most.

Most of the clothing in today's world ends up in the landfill. In the face of today's climate crisis, second-hand shopping represents a beacon of light for sustainability.

Fashion should never unnecessarily be destroyed or discarded. Still, it should be mindfully redesigned and recuperated in a circular way, which will prevent both our wardrobes and landfills from overflowing with clothes.

Fashion should be repaired, reused, recycled, and upcycled.

The craft used in this project is Tangaliya from Gujarat, India.