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With the recurring nature of the fashion world, it is not surprising to see that many fashion enthusiasts are now embracing their precious archival collections. Archival fashion can be defined as clothing from a designer’s older collections, especially those which influenced the world of fashion.

Sonam A Kapoor wore a skirt, blouse and dupatta set made from vintage old Banarasi saree featuring antique embroidery from Jigya Patel. She paired it with 80-year-old antique jewellery(Photo: Instagram)
Sonam A Kapoor wore a skirt, blouse and dupatta set made from vintage old Banarasi saree featuring antique embroidery from Jigya Patel. She paired it with 80-year-old antique jewellery(Photo: Instagram)

Designer Pawan Sachdeva says, “Tracing back to archival collection gives us a historical record of rare materials and the popularity of luxury goods at large. These are preserved for the generations to come, that provide a sense of identity and understanding of the past culture.”

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Zendaya in a metallic robot bodysuit from Thierry Mugler's Fall/Winter 1995 couture collection(Photo: Instagram)
Zendaya in a metallic robot bodysuit from Thierry Mugler’s Fall/Winter 1995 couture collection(Photo: Instagram)

With actor Zendaya recently donning a metallic robot bodysuit from Thierry Mugler’s Fall/Winter 1995 couture collection, she has proven to be a bona fide archival fashion girl. Back home, celebrities like Alia Bhatt, Sonam A Kapoor, Bhumi Pednekar and Swara Bhasker have also jumped on the archival fashion bandwagon.

Alia Bhatt in a 30-yearold handmade ivory floral Resham couture saree from Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla(Photo: Instagram)
Alia Bhatt in a 30-yearold handmade ivory floral Resham couture saree from Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla(Photo: Instagram)

Archival pieces are known to be priceless and often reflect the rarity of the garments. Its sudden popularity can be traced back to the pandemic, when fashionistas shifted their focus from streetwear to archival style as TikTokers boasted about their second-hand Margiela pickups online. Further, the dominance of fast fashion has pushed consumers to choose pieces that are high on quality and cannot be replicated easily.

Designer Anju Modi says, “We are missing our old ways of living life in a slow pace and more meaningful

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