Antar Agni is a men’s wear collection curated by Ujjawal Dubey, and launched in 2014. Ujjawal Dubey believes that every piece of fabric has its own language and character that is waiting to be revealed on the right person’s body. He named this beautiful line of clothing Antar Agni in an attempt to represent the same characteristic that every fabric flails with. He believes that he just catalyses the fabric to help speak its own language by the creation of raw and natural pieces.
Ujjawal Dubey was born and raised in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. He enrolled in the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Kolkata. He was a student of textile design in 2006, and it was there where his spark of passion struck, and he understood the nuances and typologies of design. After graduation, he honed his skills at Shantanu & Nikhil, more specifically on their sportswear collaboration for Adidas. On a quest for wanting to explore fabrics in their natural state, he turned to design menswear. He eventually ended up participating in the 2014 Gen Next program at Lakmé Fashion Week! For the same, he was inspired by Khaled Hosseini’s ‘The Kite Runner’, as he translated the beautiful landscape of Afghanistan into palazzo dhotis, jackets, and draped kurtas crafted from khadi, hand-woven linen, and malkha cotton.
With gender fluid pieces to imbibing patronage and heritage, Antar Agni is a modern homage and testament to the ever-evolving tastes and styles of fashion. It is stemmed from the history of our heritages, and thus resonates with various people across different generations and age groups. There is something for everyone! The amalgamation of Ujjawal Dubey’s ethos, created this collection that fits every taste and style of men’s wear, leaving no one behind. With both formal and fun styles of clothing, the Antar Agni collection is as versatile as fashion collections can get. Ranging through even the different spectrums of color, some dominating pieces in the collection have shades of grey, neutrals, and popping visuals of citrine and green.