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Bandhgalas rule the ramp at Mens Week

fashion-and-trends Updated: Sep 05, 2011 16:23 IST
Aditi Caroli
Aditi Caroli
Hindustan Times
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Bandhgalas have dominated the runway at the ongoing Van Heusen Mens Fashion Week. Be it a suit, a long coat or even a jacket, bandhgalas surely make an Indian style statement. It can be worn for formal as well as casual occasions- go for plain linen bandhgalas for casual wear and embellished collar for formal events.

Designer Tarun Tahiliani, who made his debut at the Mens Week, experimented a lot with bandhgalas and presented it in forms of fitted short coat with buttons, sherwani style with checks and patterns and long kurta below the knee. Bandhgalas were worn over slim-fit pants folded till ankle.

Arjun Khanna’s bandhgalas had a very retro and vintage feel to it. Single to multi-buttoned coats, half to full-sleeved zipper jackets formed a part of his collection incorporated with patch work and monograms. He teamed it up with patiala salwars and checked or striped trousers.

Designer Zuber Kirmani experimented with the cuts and lines of bandhgalas in suits and sherwanis. Fusion of contemporary and classic, the Indian neckline surely left an impact.

Bandhgala jackets to bandhgala button suits, Ashish N Soni’s collection too featured this style. Models were transformed into chic European men donning the Indian collar. It was worn over slim-fit trousers, low crotch pants or linen shorts.

Women designers are also fond of the Indian collar. Bandhgalas at Krishna Mehta’s show were plain and embroidered. The collection featured jackets, long coats, sherwanis with well-tailored bandhgalas. Rajvi Mohan’s collection presented the classier version of the neckline in sherwanis and waistcoats.

So all you men out there, bandhgala is a must have in your wardrobe.