It’s that time of the year again when we raise a toast to style. As we head closer to this year’s edition of Hindustan Times’ Delhi’s Most Stylish 2011, the interest is palpable. Since our announcement of the 20 most stylish men and women who have been chosen by an eminent jury, we have received an overwhelming response from readers, keen to vote for their favourite style icons.
Today, we take a look at the 10 gentlemen of Delhi who have made it to the jury’s list of most stylish men. These 10 men may belong to varied professions - designers, industrialist, politicians, authors - but what’s common to them is their innate style . These are men whose individuality is integral to their style sensibilities and who stand apart even among the Capital’s swish set.
Our announcement about these men being chosen as the most stylish in the capital came as a pleasant surprise to many of those in the list too. While some were amused and were shy about commenting, some others were quick to express delight. “It’s an honour for me. Though I don’t follow trends and simply believe in wearing what I feel like, it’s flattering that people find me stylish,” said Sunil Sethi, president of the Fashion Design Council of India. Restaurateur AD Singh said, “It’s sweet, but seems like some people obviously haven’t seen me in my torn jeans and old T-shirts.”
Designer David Abaham says, “I am overwhelmed. Guess I must be doing something right. Thank you, Hindustan Times.” While the jury has declared all 10 as being the most stylish in Delhi, you could vote for one of these to win the peoples’ choice for being a style icon. Cast your vote through SMS till midnight of December 10 and ensure that your favourite fashionista bags the big award!
Entrepreneur: Vadra has a keen acumen to combine business-wear with casual wear and contemporary with classics.
Politician: The young politician wows fashion watchers in his crisp kurtas and suits paired with matching ties or mufflers.
Entrepreneur: Gautam’s corporate chic style is simple yet impactful.
FDCI, president: He is known for his savoir faire and his love for refined fashion. Always dressed to make a swish statement, Sethi’s style can be described as dressed down casual chic.
Entrepreneur: His smartly cut suits and structured jackets make him a style icon of sorts.
Artist: He adds elan in everything that he wears, from casual tees, fitted shirts to cool kurtas.
Fashion designer: Bal’s keen eye for fashion is apparent in the way he dresses. His style is impactful, but never in your face.
Fashion designer: The designer from the label Abraham and Thakore, David’s style has that semblance of sophistication. He wears smart casuals in an impactful way.
A D Singh
Restaurateur: A fashion savvy soul, Singh is also often spotted in designer wear as soon as it is seen on the runways.
Novelist: He expresses his style in a laid back, almost effortless manner. Most youngsters can relate to the I-wear-what-pleases-me statement made by him.
JJ Valaya, Fashion designer
Payal Jain, Fashion designer
Gautam Kalra, Stylist
Vasantha Angamuthu, Editor Special Projects, HT
This time you too get to vote for Delhi’s most coveted style awards. Voting closes midnight of December 10.