ARNOLD PUTRA - CHINNAMASTA
ARNOLD PUTRA - छिन्नमस्ता CHINNAMASTA
Introducing Arnold Putra; Enthralled by hindu mythological imagery, Arnold journeys the outlandish corners of the world of which he gathers customary musings that add to his dissatisfaction of today’s hype that lie and steal time from fashion victims. Coupled by the desire to obstruct the deception of these victims into being walking advertisements for brands and the homogenizsation of today’s fast fashion that stirs together different genres under one confusing roof, Arnold intends for the buyer to purchase a mindset, valuing what is often overlooked as mundane through a new perspective, giving the empty clothing vessel meaning and greater appreciation throughout its course of wear.
Much like the parable of Chinnamasta, the goddess with loose bones sagging down her torso, who beheaded herself to feed her hungry servants, this collection symbolises the detachment from egocentric agendas, comfort zones and mindful behaviour.
Mesmerised by exaggerated body parts of mythic humanoids only passed around from mouth to mouth, the designer attempts to materialise these physical irregularities onto one wearable jacket. The user’s shoulders are magnified, bringing out a fortified extraterrestrial form of the human body. With an emphasis on protruding scar stitching lacing the outer construction of the mouldable jacket, the user is encouraged to sculpt a form of his/her own sentiment. The erratic geometrical forms encompassing the shoulders, followed by the curvature of the sleeve is inspired by the exasperating effort in tearing a crab’s limbs apart.