A Radical Designer
Anuj claims to be a lazy person, except that his brain works overtime with ideas, and his fingers never tire of buttoning fabric. Inventor of the internationally acclaimed “Button Masala” joinery system, and Fashion designer from NID, Anuj Sharma has a strange love for minimalism. He creates garments that refuse to retire. By magically converting themselves into zillions of designs, his clothing creates combinations, which give a new look to the wearer.
Anuj’s collections have done the rounds of fashion shows from Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai to shows, events, and exhibitions in Japan, UK, Sweden, Bangladesh, and Taiwan. Anuj has taught the technique of Button Masala to over 20,000 people across the world. He tours around the city on his bike, shops for materials ranging from sequins to bottle caps, and brings them back to his unit. Thus begins a new collection with countless combinations.
one garment. million styles.
the button masala technique.
The excuse is that we are fashioning garments without any cutting or stitching (yes, you read that right; no tools, no machines). Even more remarkable is that one size shall fit all (well, nearly, okay?). But is that the only reason you’ll be going bonkers with buttons and rubber bands? Or making tunics that turn into bags? Nah! The idea is to let your imagination run wild – just like Anuj’s did when he saw a man on the street who had buttoned his shirt wrong.
From that one moment was born a joinery system that took the fashion world by storm. With a bunch of buttons and a simple grid system in an outfit, Anuj has created a zillion designs. So can you.
Join Anuj in his explorations as he demonstrates how to make sustainable garments from mere rectangular pieces of fabric, old tees, stoles & dupattas – or anything you can lay your hands on. Learn the “button masala” way of putting together stylized garments, accessories, curtains, cushion covers, bags, shoes, furniture, and more. All unique and couture. Create designer wear with the simplest of techniques, and take home what you make.
WHO IS THE WORKSHOP FOR?
Textile, craft, and fashion enthusiasts 5 years and above
Design students & budding professionals yearning to learn new textile techniques
Learn the simple “Button Masala” technique of creating snazzy, sustainable, and economical garments
Let your imagination run wild by experimenting with buttons, bands, and knick-knacks
Take home what you make
1. What resources do I need to bring for this class?
Happy hands, and an inquisitive mind. The Hive will provide the remaining material for the workshop. Don't forget to bring your masks and sanitizers along.
2. What safety precautions will be taken at The Hive?
Our premises are sanitized regularly. We will be working in small groups and social distancing norms will be strictly followed. Masks are compulsory when indoors or within close proximity. However, the participants are responsible for their own health & safety.
20th Aug, 2021
3:00 - 6:00 pm
Cancellation Policy: In the unlikely event of The Hive cancelling any of its programmes for any reason, registered participants will be refunded the entire amount within 15 business days. Course dropouts by participants will be eligible for refund as follows: 30+ days before the event - 75% refund; 15-30 days before the event: 50% refund; less than 15 days - 0% refund. Attendee changes can be accommodated up to 14 days prior to the event.