Tell us about this exciting collaboration with your designer friend Mallika Reddy.
So I was stuck in Hyderabad whenthe lockdown started with just a small suitcase with shoot-related things, a pair of tracks and a T-shirt! Mallika, being a close friend, was well aware of this situation, and sent across a gift from Cancelled Plans, which turned out to be a sweatshirt. I liked it so much that I would basically wear, wash, repeat. One day, I told her I’d like to see what else she had in the store and, in response, she said, ‘You tell me what you want and I will make it for you.’ That’s how I started making stuff with her, which led to her asking me to start a line together.
Cancelled Plans is committed to the creative reuse of waste products, which is a significant step towards upcycling. Do you agree that reusing and recycling should be the way forward for fashion labels?
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