What’s with indian men these days? It’s all good atleast in terms of style & fashion. Street fashion of indian men is improving year after year. Gone are the days when a well dressed gentlemen was all about suits & tuxedos. Men are opting for bolder choices, now they are seen in bright colors, quirky prints, interesting textures & also with cool hairdos. Be it the accessories or shoes, men are having full fun with the wide range of styles available. I had a great chance to attend both the major fashion weeks( AIFW & Lakme Fashion Week). All I can say is it looks like the street fashion in India is finally emerging & it’s the best time so far to spot trends on the desi streets.
Photographs & text by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore
Shot at Lakme Fashion Week Spring/Resort 16-Mumbai
Fashion Bloggers, without a doubt are the most stylish people at the fashion weeks. They know how to convert a trend you see on runway into reality. I will not say much as the pictures speaks a lot here. So presenting the most fashionable bloggers I spotted at Lakme fashion week Summer/Resort 16.
Street Style- Lakme Fashion Week Summer/ Resort 16
Street fashion at Lakme Fashion Week this season was edgy, experimental yet was full of comfy clothes. This photo essay focuses on what Indian fashion industry’s insiders wore at the fashion week which includes fashion designers(of course), also includes fashion stylists, photographer & editors working at the leading fashion magazines of India. I always used to wonder what’s the personal style of leading stylists & editors who creates beautiful visual stories in the fashion publications, how they react to the trends with their personal style & was lucky to spot ( or say stalk) few of them at the fashion week in Mumbai.
Last time I did post on male models at the fashion week (and received great response, thank you so much my Ishtailish readers!) & my next post will be about fashion bloggers & their style diaries at Lakme Fashion Week ( Remember the post on Delhi Fashion Bloggers at AIFW? Now it’s time to explore what Mumbai bloggers wore)
Runway shows are no longer just about models sashaying down the runway & posing expressionlessly. At least the current group of young designers are breaking the norms & utilizing those 5-10 mins of show time to not only showcase the clothes but also to set the aura & mood according to their theme/inspiration. At recently happened Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 16 the pret label 11.11 by designer Shani Himanshu & Mia Morikawa re-introduced the concept of beauty with their latest collection. It was backstage themed show, models were styled in out the bed look with loose clothes & some with puffy eyes. Instead of posing on the head ramp models were reading inspirational quotes, model Kanishtha Dhankar, Alice Rosario & actress Sarah Jane Dias impressed everyone with their stay strong speeches & effortless performances. I enjoyed capturing the ‘in process’ concept of beauty & would definitely love to see more fabulous shows like this in future.o
Though everybody is aware of the fact that modeling in India is women dominated field and it’s quite visible on the runways too, we rarely get to see any menswear show in the fashion weeks over here. But it seems this scene is changing this year & like Amazon India Fashion Week this time, Lakme Fashion Week too witnessed some solo shows on menswear. There was a time when male models in our country used to be a household name. Remember the 90s supermodels brigade including Arjun Rampal, Dino Morea, Milind Soman & Kelly Dorji. We used to see them in the pop music videos(Milind Soman in Asha Bhosle’s Raat Shabnami & very famous Made in India music video by Alisha Chinai), Bollywood movies, endorsing big brands & campaigns of A-list designers of our country. Gone are those days? Maybe not, as far as with the current male model scene is concerned the modeling game has slightly changed (a bit). And fortunately some of the male models have made it up to the mark & we often see them in fashion weeks, editorials and advertisement campaigns. This time I thought to do a street style photo story on top male models in our country right now at the biggest platform-Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2016. As far as the style factor goes, most of the models keep it easy as the climate was too hot in Mumbai. Denims & slogan printed T-shirts ruled the male model street fashion. So here is my take on country’s top male model’s street style.