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Indian fashion rules abroad

Desi style is ruling international runways, here’s how to make the most of India-inspired look. At designer Dolce and Gabbana’s show the designer showed long coats with gold embroidery.

fashion and trends Updated: Jan 18, 2012 00:55 IST
Roma Arora

There is some good news for the keen followers of Indian fashion. If you thought that the fashion savvy Indian men had to look up to Italy for fine cuts or had to book an appointment at Saville Row for fine suits, the ongoing Menswear Week in Milan may bring home the point that it is the west that is borrowing from Indian fashion.

At designer Dolce and Gabbana’s show the designer showed long coats with gold embroidery. Frankie Morello had his models dress as Indian mystics in kurtas.

Men fashionDesigner Troy Costa says, "International designers are fascinated by Indian designs, intricate hand embroidery, traditional motifs and weaves. Design house Armani uses bandhgala style often on the ramp, and Etro is fond of Indian motifs like paisley. It’s great that they are showcasing the influence on the runways too."

If you too would like to get the similar runway looks, we give you a few desi options to choose from.

How to get the look in delhi:

Blue lungi paired with coat by designer Ravi Bajaj
Available at:
DLF Emporio, Vasant Kunj
Rs 65,000 For complete ensemble

Embroidered beige sherwani by designer Raghavendra Rathore
Available at:
Shop no.28, Khan Market
Rs 1.5 lakh

Sherwani with embroidered panel by designer Ravi Bajaj
Available at:
DLF Emporio, Vasant Kunj
Rs 85,000 For sherwani and pants

Velvet jacket with embroidered panel by designer Troy Costa
Available at:
troycosta.com
Rs 25,000 For the jacket

Fashion editors’ favourites

We ask two fashion editors to pick their choice of top five best menswear designers in India
Rohit Bal: For beautiful hand embroidery and flamboyance
Ashish Soni: His clothes are wearable and have sharp cuts
Abraham & Thakore: They offer the best Indian textiles
Raghavendra Rathore: For ethnic wear and button detailings
Tarun Tahiliani: Elegance and embroidery are the highlights
Rajesh Pratap Singh: For simple designs and sleek cuts
Arjun Khanna: For interesting use of leather
Abraham & Thakore: The cuts of their garments are unparalelled
Rohit and Rahul: Wearability and fits that flatter Indian men
Raghavendra Rathore: For bandhgalas and jodhpuris