As the city bids goodbye to the warm weather and autumn sets in, the timings for markets to open up is pushed back and of course what else changes is the clothing style on the streets of the city.
HT City takes a look at Delhi’s street fashion during the autumn winter season.
Trendy clothing items available in markets like Sarojini Nagar, GK1 M Block, and Janpath ensure that Delhi-ites have access to cheap but trendy clothes.
“Street fashion, especially for autumn and winters, is pretty good here. Major brands such as Promod, Mango, Zara and many more are available at pretty affordable prices. Girls going to college know the latest trends. Markets like Sarojini Nagar and Janpath have export surplus clothes which are up to date as exporters are much more aware than retailers,” says designer Nikhita Tandon.
“This autumn, for street fashion, dull pearl and copper coloured corduroys will be in. Combine it with boots. Fur waistcoats will be a big trend this season,” she adds.
Many feel there is not much going on, especially for men in the name of street fashion.
“I don’t think street fashion exists in the city. A pair of trousers with shirt? It hardly comes under street fashion,” says designer Rajvi Mohan, who specializes in menswear.
Bollywood is one of the biggest factors dictating street fashion in the city.
“Delhi guys are more inspired by their favourite Bollywood actor. So whatever is popular and famous in the movies becomes the fashion regardless of the season. However stuff from flea markets such as Sarojini Nagar is not bad if it is done aesthetically,” says designer Rahul Jain.
“For boys Drawstring pants for style and comfort combined with pullovers and bright coloured scarves are very much in. You can also experiment with accessorising it such as hair bands.”
Shops in markets like Janpath, Sarojini, GK-I have already started stocking autumn wear.
“Long shirts with checks in thick woolly material are popular and by next week people will be buying it as it gets colder,” says Manoj Kumar, a shopkeeper at Janpath Market. College students also buy sweaters, available at Rs 100 and more. You can also get woollen skirts but the stock of that still has to come,” he adds.