I couldn’t find anything I wanted to wear, Everything was so basic! lacked life! lacked soul! So, I decided one day after I got a divorce, to just go after my dream! create vibrant, statement making streetwear that blends my two cultures together and has a social conscious mindset. Put my story of being Queer, Canadian, Punjabi, hustler into my artwork! And within 6 months I was showcasing at New York Fashion Week!
What motivates you to continue to create?
Aadhe means Half. I'm born and raised in Toronto but I'm also of Punjabi Indian descent. That duality of being dual-cultured gives a unique sense of fashion. I am completely in love with colour, specially NEONs!! Punjabis are very bright people... but I also love the comfort and look of streetwear from the streets of Toronto. So, I merged the two cultures together to make vibrant, statement making, high quality, sustainable, comfortable streetwear! Seriously, I get a creative spark everywhere lol I'm always finding inspiration in the everyday, and I'm very proud of that. It's great for when I'm creating the textile prints for each of the garments, yes I create all the artwork.
How does AADHE empower others?
At Aadhe we host online and in-person events to showcase local talent with a behind-the-scenes interactive fashion show.
Aadhe Events are always FREE and it's how we show our appreciation for the communities we share space with.
Any key other details about AADHE?
We are a sustainable brand by holding no inventory, using deadstock or preloved materials, and awareness on fast fashion.