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Designing only for men

Director Karan Johar who has turned into a fashion designer, in association with Varun Bahl, says he will be designing only for men as of now.

fashion and trends Updated: Aug 30, 2010 13:04 IST
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Director Karan Johar who has turned into a fashion designer, in association with Varun Bahl, says he will be designing only for men as of now.

The ace filmmaker says, “Fashion is equally for men as it is for women. There is nothing metrosexual or androgynous about a well-turned out man.”

The Karan Johar-Varun Bahl label is debuting in Delhi with their prêt line during the Van Heusen India Men’s Week on August 28.

“When we are designing a collection, we go back and forth, corresponding what the new trends are and what trends we want to set through our collection. We had our first meeting in my wardrobe. We were looking at my clothes, and he (Bahl) came up with some great ideas,” says Johar.

About the collection that doesn’t have a name yet, Johar says, “For the Couture Week in Mumbai last year, we gave a twist to the classics.” The collection draws its inspiration from New York. “There’s a typical way that an affluent New Yorker dresses and this collection covers all that,” he adds.

Bahl, who had been designing for Johar for over three years, says the two think alike and that is how their friendship developed into a business association. The collection, Bahl says, “is a spring-summer collection with shorts, trousers, denims and jackets.” Their collection though young and peppy targets all age groups.

When asked if Delhi could expect many stars walking the ramp, Johar says, “There is no Bollywood at the show. Varun and I are the showstoppers. Our clothes are our superstars,” laughs Johar.

Hoping for a great response from the Capital, Johar adds, “Delhi is definitely the fashion capital. It has given birth to some of the biggest fashion talents in India.”