In place of a physical show, AW21 saw Ahluwalia presenting their second short film Traces in collaboration with musician cktrl.
Inspired by literature, Home Going in particular, this collection explores how past experiences can have such powerful influence on our daily life. The strong impression from the pages spurred Priya on looking at migration as a societal process that leads to new ideas, with the Harlem Renaissance as the prime example.
Directed by Stephen Isaac Wilson, the film captures the spirit of migration, brotherhood and unity seen in the garments through synchronised movement performed to an exclusive score composed for this occasion by cktrl.
Traces featured choreography by Holly Blakey, styling by Nell Kalonji, casting by Troy Casting, production design by Chris Melgram and Make up by Bari Khalique.