Anand Ahuja, Rhea Kapoor make sneakers look good with lehenga, bandhgala
There was once a time when the only shoes men could wear with traditional Indian wear were shiny leather lace-ups or stiff juttis. In 2018, thanks to the perpetual casual-isation of menswear and the rise of the high-fashion sneaker, the two can now work effortlessly together.
We can say that because at Tuesday’s Sonam Kapoor-Anand Ahuja wedding reception in Mumbai, the groom paired his smart black bandhgala and crisp white churidar with grey and white Nike kicks.+ +
Anand has mastered the art of wedding fashion so well that it’s easy to forget he’s actually an all-sporty everything kind of guy. But with his out-of-the-ordinary reception style, Sonam’s better-half not only reminded us he’s the man behind a casual, fuss-free clothing label — Bhane — but also gave us the best formalwear-sneaker pairings we’ve ever seen. There’s something really charming about a groom keeping comfy on his reception night, right?+ +
Perhaps, the only one who can upstage Anand’s cool wedding vibe with her sporty-meets-luxe wedding style is Sonam’s sister, Rhea Kapoor. The stylist-producer demonstrated the perfect ethnic Indian wear and sneaker pairing to add to our festive wardrobe, when she ditched the heels in favour of sporty white trainers.+ +
The ivory Abu Jani-Sandip Khosla lehenga Rhea wore to Sonam’s pre-wedding festivities on Monday featured all-over embroidery, handcrafted embellishments and a voluminous skirt. To tone down the lavish lehenga, she avoided wearing sky-high heels and accessorised with comfy Nike sneakers. And we totally understand.
Only Sonam’s stylist sister and fashion-loving husband could turn a big fat Punjabi wedding into an epic fashion moment.
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