Ditch the suit, get your drape on

With an influx of young talent in the fashion industry, men’s designer wear and styles have today evolved beyond the western and traditional dochotomy.

Published: 02nd June 2017 11:05 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd June 2017 07:18 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

With an influx of young talent in the fashion industry, men’s designer wear and styles have today evolved beyond the western and traditional dochotomy. City Express caught up with a few designers in the city, to get their take on the trendiest styles for men this season.

Bind it with bundis
Designer Abhishek Dutta believes bundis are the most raging trend at the moment and he believes they suit every occasion. He says “A solid linen one for any social gathering paired with a white linen shirt and a fitted trouser or for a more family occasion, team it up with churidar and kurta.A digital printed one with zip is great for party wear. Bundis are undoubtedly the a versatile style which is here to stay”.

Goodbye Skinny, Hello Jackets!
Designer Kshijit Choudhury says, “Skinny is out!  For men’s trending style,  long jackets with pockets are in bough or you can opt for double breasted blazers with wide bottom pants. You can team these jacket up with kurta and linen pants perfect for a wedding party or wear it with a t-shirt and denims for a fun casual evening?.Experimenting with new colours is a key to create a trendy look. By keeping it monochromatic so it can be worn for a brunch or beach party”.

Bling is in
Asif Merchant believes the trendiest style for men is the structured classic look, which is good for every age group and involves evergreen designs and are a hit internationally too. It can be teamed with shirts or layered to add a new dimension.. Moreover, it’s all about embellishments this season, be it embroidery or 3D cut outs”.

Marble prints for monsoon  
Designer Rohit Kamra says “The trend that I forsee especially apt for the wedding season this year is the marble print half jacket, angrakha and achkan, made by a unique hand tie and dye technique, which gives it a very exclusive feel and different dimension. This can be worn at any ceremony in a monsoon wedding, a sangeet or musical evening perhaps”.

Zen Vibes
For Nivedita Saboo who just unveiled her latest spring-summer 2017 menswear collection “THE BUSHIDO CODE”, summer 2017 is all about easy and relaxed menswear couture in natural and breathable fabrics such as linen, hemp, brushed cotton and more.“From wide-legged loungy hakama pants to layering of contemporary separates, menswear style this season is a juxtaposition of structure and drapes that embraces the military-samurai-zen vibe perfectly,” she says.

Dapper in Drapes
Designer Ramesh Dembla from Bengaluru says, “I think the most fashionable trend this season is drapes for men. Dhoti pants and a draped kurta is the look when you want to make a statement at a fun brunch or get together and it’s great that men too have the opportunity to wear drapes and look dapper.


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