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Men, take a cue

fashion and trends Updated: Aug 29, 2010 01:15 IST
Vinod Nair
Vinod Nair
Hindustan Times
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Second edition of the Van Heusen India Men’s Fashion Week, under the aegis of Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) was kicked off at The Grand on Friday.

The day hovered around structured silhouettes with some designers attempting to incorporate fluidity as well. Narendra Kumar made sure that his suits stayed close to the body and the lapels and lowers were made in the most fluid manner. Extra wide and big pleated trousers, wrap and drapy shirts added to the overall ‘comfort look’.

ModelTroy Costa at his debut showing made sure that his offering for men are wearable and stylish. His collection comprising both formal and informal outfits - smart jackets, dinner jackets, narrow trousers, shorts, et al with smart detailing on some were masculine in appeal.

Most of them had sleeves ending short of the wrist. Samant Chauhan on the other hand made the models wear his favourite colours of beige and browns. The jackets and trousers had a crushed look.

What followed after, by designer brothers Shantanu & Nikhil, wasn’t really something that can be called ‘wearable’. It must have been their plan to surprise the audience with some feminine drapes on ultra masculine guys. Show was fun and they got the applause.

Ashish Soni at the end of the day brought in a fantastic collection that showed tailoring at its best. The designer chose to sprinkle checks of all kind and colours across his suits and bandhgalas. He kept the lengths short and jackets single buttons.