Menswear designer Arjun Khanna made a runway comeback after a long time and his fans weren’t disappointed. As his brawny models came wearing biker jackets, structured trousers and helmets, the testosterone-heavy vibrations in the show area could be felt. Leather tassels, his trademark pipings, zippers and fringes were the most easily identifiable elements of the show. He married the bandhgala and bandis with the biker jackets exemplifying his push on tailoring.
Dhruv Kapoor used technology to develop fabrics, prints and embroidery. Zippers were the focal points of the slouchy creations with digital and 3D prints added to a palette of black, white, grey and pale pink.
Designer Anuj Bhutani’s collection was a perfect offering of winter dressing for men. Inspired by the 1960s English sub-culture called ‘Teddy Boys’, the collection aimed at reconstructing menswear with subtle influences and discreet detailing. Zippers too were a leitmotif here. Blousons, one-button shawl collar jacket, parka with trousers, unstructured, soft, long coats and kurtas with jackets added to the style and construction of the collection.
While designer Arjun Khanna’s collection showcased separates with cheeky lettering like ‘Biker Butt’ and ‘Biker Bundi’, which added a fun twist to the line, The Huemn show had messages like ‘Don’t Try’ in bold letters.
The dandy groom who enjoys attention in every room he walks into would love the jewel-toned jacket worn by Varun Dhawan, who opened the show at Manish Malhotra’s finale. While Shantanu and Nikhil Mehra showed a lot of bandis paired with dhotis, there were also some sherwanis in bold prints. The kurtas had a hint of drape that could be seen beneath the waistcoat. Designer Anju Modi, whose collection was inspired by the Mahabharat era, paired an embroidered evening jacket with a dhoti and completed the look with embroidered leather lace-ups.
Written By : Mr Dandy