PFW Day 3: Rajesh Pratap Singh showcases his game-changing collection

Here’s your golden moment to break free from set fashion rules. Get inspired by our stalwart Rajesh Pratap Singh to ace the wedding game this season.

PrintFashionWeek2016 Updated: Feb 23, 2017 20:16 IST
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Rajesh Pratap Singh has celebrated heavy-set Benarasi brocade like Kinkhab and also, the prowess of handloom.(Waseem Gashroo/HT Photo, Shara Ashraf/Concept and Styling)

What does gold connote? Prosperity, opulence, grandeur, royalty..the list goes on. And, when it comes to fashion, gold also defines an ability to break free so one can surrender to the power of shine. Here, we celebrate designer Rajesh Pratap Singh’s iconic work, that has India’s handloom prowess at its heart, and metal’s mettle at its soul.

The golden threads of rich Kinkhab romance gender-fluid shapes, as women bloom in winter florals while men revel in Singh’s signature — classic monochromes. So, pick from the sheen this wedding season, or play it subtle with autumnal hues, as you celebrate the freedom inherent in fashion.

The no-nonsense powersuit

Waseem Gashroo/HT Photo, Shara Ashraf/Concept and Styling

Start from the boardroom, move to the bar. The power of these co-ords is inherent in the fierce gilded edge of the suit. The fishmouth lapel adds timelessness.

In full bloom

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Vintage damask rose meets the choicest of floral motifs in this ensemble. Pair with wispy white culottes or go with saviour black leggings to give the jacket the stand-alone attention it deserves.

Coat-ed with gold

Waseem Gashroo/HT Photo, Shara Ashraf/Concept and Styling

A European autumn might be made of trench and pea coats, but an Indian winter deserves something more festive. We love this all-gold tunic-length jacket paired with cropped white breezy pants.

Romancing the greys

Waseem Gashroo/HT Photo, Shara Ashraf/Concept and Styling

Gorgeous shades of greys come together to create a dreamy palette for your winter wardrobe. Again, the layering here makes the biggest difference. If your fling with monochromes has ended up being a full-fledged romance, pair these straight-fit pants with autumn sky-grey tunic for your next formal do.

Minimal, magical

Waseem Gashroo/HT Photo, Shara Ashraf/Concept and Styling

Layering, layering, layering — there’s nothing more you need to add an edge to your wardrobe. And, for those who believe that less is always more, this play with monochromes is a classic way to celebrate the magic of minimalism.

Concept & Styling: Shara Ashraf (Womanswear) / Prerna Gauba (Menswear)

Makeup&hair: Naina Arora

Jewellery: Apala by Sumit, Amethyst by Rahul Popli and Nani’ki

Models: Hida Siddique, Apala Rajvanshi, Dushant Singh Raghuvanshi, Mudit Jain and Daria

Coordination: Nitin Sarna, Sky Models, The Mask

First Published: Nov 24, 2016 18:27 IST