K G L “Aether Leak”
South Asian designer Kanika Goyal showcased her Spring/Summer 24 Collection “Aether Leak” at NYFW on September 10th. Her brand KGL (Kanika Goyal Label) delved into the intriguing space between the tangible and the intangible, where the concepts of the infinite, otherworldly dimensions converge with the earthly transitions. This collection drew its creative impetus from the interplay of light and shadow, the hazy realms of the unknown, and the transcendental link between gods and mortals. The color palette gracefully transitioned from the brief haze of dusty pastels to the deep, mysterious shades of the universe, ranging from muted hues to iridescent, infinite shades that mirror the transition from earthly haziness to the clarity of divine domains. Bonded knits, taffeta, and denim fabrics echoed cosmic grains and the passing softness of clouds inviting wearers to traverse the boundary between tangible and celestial. The motifs represent the fleeting moments, the potential for transformation, and the delicate interplay between chaos and order. Aether Leak employs gradient techniques to evoke the illusion of shifting dimensions. Airy materials drape like a celestial mist, allowing wearers to embody the nebulous beauty of distant realms. Structured garments incorporate metallic embellishments, emulating the luminous dust particles suspended in the realms of creation.
“Aether Leak is an invitation to witness the youthful spirit transcending boundaries and exploring the depths of imagination.” –Designer, Kanika Goyal
With its roots dug deep in quality craftsmanship and refined tailoring, KGL finds its identity by playing with the principle of paradox. KGL aims at its continuous endeavors of delivering intellectually designed statement neo-luxury with ‘a cool brand’ element. The brand language embodies a youthful and free spirit that draws inspiration from the current zeitgeist and in return adds back to the cultural sphere, an engaging and vivid visual play of intersecting lines, sublime shapes, textures and tempting colors. Its perspective on self-expression and freedom of speech is built into the fabric of the brand. Celebrating a non-traditionalist point of view, KGL intends to deconstruct the rigid perception of tailoring as well as gender stereotypes. The brand combines elevated construction with elements that authentically define “now” and use humor as a vehicle to communicate its values and ideas.
DESIGNER : Kanika Goyal