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Ethnic dressing with a twist

fashion-and-trends Updated: Aug 31, 2010 00:56 IST
Vinod Nair
Vinod Nair
Hindustan Times
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The biggest showman in the fashion business, Rohit Bal’s scintillating presentation brought down the curtains of second Van Heusen India Men’s Week at The Grand on Sunday evening. The ineffective air conditioning of the venue hotel made the guests sweat it out real hard as the show started really late, but the show was worth the wait.

Blending India with a contemporary feel, the collection had both Indian and western wear. Bal rocked the crowd in his imitable way as usual. Earlier in the afternoon, designer duo from Jaipur Rohit & Abhishek came out with an array of excellent jackets and Jodhpuri trousers. Construction was perfectly executed and the same was seen all the way through their showing.

Rohit BalDebutant designer Smit Raj’s presentation of white paired with lilac and red looked interesting as well. Sanchita Ajjampur’s collection on the runway spelt easy styles that breathed comfort. The designer presented muslin jersey blazers, cotton jackets, embellished shirts, kurtas and jackets.

Wendell Rodricks painted linen shirts, cardigan style pintuck shirts, drape blazer and linen drawstring pants. Rajesh Pratap Singh’s collection wasn’t really his usual style. Girls also added attraction to the show especially what model Indrani wore, indigo denim pin stripe two button suit with beige trim, Nolana’s white linen three piece tailored suit. The Surprise: a star and skull-printed linen suit and a couple of other similar suits. Along with models, musicians from popular bands also walked in his collection.