Don't be into trends. Don't make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way you live," said legendary fashion designer Gianni Versace. His words encase the philosophy of our annual celebration of grace, elegance and substance - Hindustan Times Delhi's Most Stylish.
Now in its fifth edition, the awards recognise those who are known not just for their inherent style but for their exemplary contribution to their domain of work which makes them true role models. As we present a little teaser of this year's winners, let's go down memory lane to see how the awards have evolved to become the most talked about celebration of style and substance in the country. The evening is attended by achievers from the fields of art, business, politics, fashion, cricket and Bollywood who bring together poise and substance in a sophisticated mix, and are an inspiration to millions, by being game changers in their respective fields.
Previous awardees include politicians Dr Farooq Abdullah, Shashi Tharoor, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Sachin Pilot, designers Rohit Bal and Rakesh Thakore, cricketer Virat Kohli, actors Sharmila Tagore and Akshay Kumar, artist Anjolie Ela Menon, sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, publisher Chiki Sarkar, industrialists Rajan Mittal and Malvinder Singh, among several others. This year too, we have a highly impressive lineup of winners from myriad walks of life, chosen by an eminent jury. The awardees will walk away with an exclusive souvenir edition of HT City at a stylish soirée.
Watch this space to meet the winners who have made it to this year's coveted list.
From L to R: Actor Chitrangada Singh shows of actor Imran Khan's quirky sock pocket square in 2010.
From L to R: Cricketer Virat Kohli in conversation with FDCI president Sunil Sethi in 2013.
From L to R: Desi Boys John Abraham and Akshay Kumar break into an impromptu jig at the ceremony.
From L to R: Entrepreneur Priya Sachdev and designer Rohit Bal.
2015: It just keeps getting bigger and better. This year, Hindustan Times Delhi's Most Stylish celebrates those with unfettered style and substance, which is topped with excellence in their respective fields. While we give you a teaser of what is in store for this year's edition, watch this space to keep yourself attuned to the one-of-a-kind style Oscars that the event is known to be.
Look who we shot:
From L to R: Veteran politician Dr Karan Singh gave away the Style Legend award to actor Sharmila Tagore, last year.
From L to R: Industrialist Malvinder Singh was a sport when we shot him at a dhaba and Mriganka Singh of the erstwhile royal family of Jammu & Kashmir posed exclusively for Delhi's Most Stylish.
From L to R: Model Sonalika Sahay looked effortlessly graceful at this shoot in Hauz Khas Village and stylist Gautam Kalra strikes a fun pose for our shoot.
From L to R: Actor Abhishek Bachchan accepts the award on behalf of his sister, Shweta Bachchan Nanda, from FDCI president Sunil Sethi in 2013, designer Rina Dhaka congratulates designer Suneet Varma on his win in 2013 and celebrated artist Anjolie Ela Menon received her award from veteran classical dancer Sonal Mansingh, last year.
From L to R: Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali received his award from designer Manish Malhotra last year, designer Payal Jain gave away the award to artist Subodh Gupta, back in 2011.