Man candy. That’s what you get at a Raymond’s fashion show. And right after the prize distribution ceremony of the India International Regatta of which the brand was the main sponsor - the audience was a mixed crowd of young sailors, socialites and top business honchos who had all pitched in for the mega sailing event over the past week.
Anyway, back to the buffed male models. The event showcased four sequences of Raymond’s Autumn Winter’13 collection. And we saw everything from cobalt blue blazers in the Casual co-ordinates round to well-fitted charcoal grey suits and winter-style button down overcoats under the work wear category. And just to make sure there wasn’t an overdose of testosterone on the ramp - the organisers did ensure a couple of pretty ladies offered their ‘arm candy’ services as well.
The highlight of the evening was left for the final sequence of ‘Ethnic wear’ - a first for the brand that has built a reputation for their perfectly tailored suits. From a rich cream coloured sherwani to the indo-western combo of a corduroy blazer over a silk kurta - ‘Ethnix by Raymond’ as they call it, was opulent, experimental and just plain classy all rolled into one. And while showstopper, racer Armaan Ebrahim’s bejewelled garb might have been a tad over-the-top for several men in the room, it certainly didn’t stop the ladies from ogling all the same.