PM Narendra Modi’s Independence Day attire ticks all the right boxes

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi swapped his typical white short-sleeve kurta for a crisp full-sleeve kurta pyjama set and finished the thing off with a complementary stole and a vibrant saffron and red turban.

india Updated: Aug 16, 2018 09:01 IST
Sanya Panwar
Sanya Panwar
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day 2018 style is a masterclass in festive Indian dressing.(HT Photo)

Prime Minster Narendra Modi ticked all the right boxes with his Independence Day attire on Wednesday, much like he did with his pink turban in 2017. In his last Independence Day address ahead of the next Lok Sabha elections, Modi swapped his typical white short-sleeve kurta for a crisp full-sleeve kurta pyjama set, complete with a complementary stole and a vibrant saffron and red turban, once again proving he knows his way around bright Bandhini print headgear.

For his Republic Day look in 2017, Modi chose to go with a monochromes --with the exception of his stand-out statement pagdi. Unlike the previous Republic Day, when the Prime Minister wore a bandhgala suit, Modi chose a dotted charcoal-grey jacket with Nehru collar, complete with the trademark pocket square.

In 2015, he had kept it classy with a full-sleeved kurta in a butterscotch-gold hue, topped with a matching, crisp bandhgala. His mustard-coloured turban too matched steps with the attire, and seemed to be made of Gujarati Mashru weave. In 2014, Modi’s saffron and green turban in traditional bandhani from Kutch made quite a sartorial stir when he paired it with his trademarked, half-sleeved Moti kurta.

In the past, too, Modi crisp formals and a pop of colour -- from lime green to canary yellow and even bright blue -- has impressed fashionistas. For most of his foreign trips, the PM’s penchant for mostly linen and khadi kurtas in muted colours paired with sharply-tailored jackets has always been spot on.

First Published: Aug 15, 2018 11:51 IST