Humans of Jaipur Design Carnival 2017

Photo series shot at Jaipur Design Carnival (13th & 14th May 2017)

Pearl Academy, Jaipur

Shot by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

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Ace designer Manish Malhotra talking about his love for designing clothes & Bollywood.
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That smile-When one of the media member asked about how his mother inspired him. (Also it was mother’s day)
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During his interactive session with students of Pearl Academy.
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Manish Malhotra with Ramalingam Seetharaman, director-Pearl Academy, Jaipur.
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Nandita Abraham, CEO, Pearl Academy
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Manish Malhotra with Nandita Abraham while appreciating student’s work at jewelry exhibition.

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Candid moment.
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Very graceful & gorgeous, Nandita Abraham.
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Portrait-Craftman Hazarilal, Black Smithy.
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Errol Pires Nelson teaching students the art of braiding.
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“Talk of shining like stars and we Pearlites aim for the moon. An important affair – Pearl Academy’s very own Design Carnival hosted on May 13 – 14 was the perfect place to get a taste of innovation, direct insight to young minds with their work put up for discussions, taking up various interesting craft workshops and a lot more. The most ecstatic of them all being the theatrical act curated by the graduating batch of 2013-17 with their collections”.-Sonali Patel, graduating batch 2017.
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Weaver at Jaipur Rugs workshop.
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“It’s my first time in Jaipur & am very excited & happy with the kind of support Pearl Academy has shown in our craft Tangalia which is now a dying craft”- Baldev Bhai Rathod
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The magical world of toys. Shot Lalon while he was having fun with his students during his Make & Learn Toys workshop.
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Kavita Jain,  Facilitator of Lime Jaali workshop.
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“I always had passion for something fresh and unique which i got to see during Jaipur Design Carnival.  I like the idea of how students got inspired by things around them and expressed their ideas in an innovative way which unquestionably inspired me”. –Akansha Chauhan, Pearl Academy Alumni.
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“Tangalia weaving is 700 years old craft from Gujarat & am happy to share this art with students at Jaipur Design Carnival”- Abhinav, Craftsperson, Tangalia.

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Antonio Maurizio Grioli, Faculty-School of Fashion, Styling & Textiles at Pearl Academy.

Best of Menswear-Street Style-New Delhi

Street Style-New Delhi

Best of Menswear trends 2017

Captured at Amazon India Fashion Week A/W 2017

Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

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Rohan Dahiya, Designer.
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Rishabh Chadha
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Victor Stadnichenko, model.
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White & gold.
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Gosh Gaurav, Make up artist.

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Kaa Lee Rajput, Fashion blogger.
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Mayank Chauhan, Graphic designer
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That quirky suit!
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Sidhant Sudhan & Sameer Madan
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Karan Torani
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Sahil Gulati
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Anurag Dubey
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Fabio
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Prabhav Gautam

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Suraj Dhalia
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Rahul Ahuja, Entrepreneur at Pandolin

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Nitish Arora, Designer & blogger
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Mayank Bajpai, Fashion model
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Varun , Blogger at Beards Eye View
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Sahil Gulati, designer at Mintblush

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Ishaan Singhal, Menswear Blogger & model.
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Edward Lalrempuia, Fashion director of Harper’s Bazaar India.
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Models off duty-Stuart, Sherwin & Ric Guite.

Backstage-The Hottest Male Model Portraits

Since Rajasthan Heritage Week 2016 was full of crafts & celebrating the handmade in Rajasthan, the day 2 of the fashion week seems to be entirely dedicated to the handcrafted indian saree. The fashion week overall was high on womenswear but what grabbed the attention of the female attendees majorly were the handsome indian male models donning the 6 yards of grace (saree) with lot of panache & confidence. It was interesting to see how handcrafted sarees by the national awarded weavers were draped on male models, taking inspiration from ancient indian saree drapes.Talk about sarees as stole or sarees with denims, it included all the major possible experiments with 6 yards of fabric but on a male model body this time . So here is a small black & white photo essay celebrating the beauty of indian men in saree, which is very rare & completely deserves the attention.

Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

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Rishabh Bajaj.
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Harshvardhan Ahlawat.

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Dev Paimal with lord Shiva tattoo on his back.

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Model Mohammed Iqbal (left) & Rishabh Bajaj (right)
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Prajwal Ponnanna

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Well once Vidya Balan said “Saree is the only garment which covers the right amount & shows the right amount” . Does that applies on men too?
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Model Sandy Malik with Harshvardhan
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Siddharth Vijayvargie
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Irfan Shaik
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Well it’s not easy to look masculine in sarees, take a note from these boys.
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Sandy Malik.

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Vibhu Verma

Photo essay-Backstage-Abraham & Thakore

Backstage-Abraham & Thakore

Rajasthan Heritage Week 2016-Day 3

Show Director-Prasad Bidapa

Fashion Stylist-Mohan Neelakantan

Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore.

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Supermodel Sonalika Sahay.
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Model Diwakar Dua
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Model Heena Bhalla in a striped sari.
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Model Adarsh Nair
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Model Rakshitha Sunaina in peter pan collared blouse styled with sari
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Model Swathi Bhandary.
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Classic black khadi kurta for men.
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Model Birendra Singh.
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Rakshitha & Medha.
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Intense make-up.

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Saagar, Kamal & Prateik Jain.

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Menswear range of Abraham & Thakore.
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Shoe game on!

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Rakesh Thakore & David Abraham moments before the show.

Style Style Rajasthan- Exploring Bundi

Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

Shot during Bundi Utsav 2016.

Place Bundi, Rajasthan.

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Colorful shakra dance performers during Bundi Utsav.
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Details- florals.
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So kitschy, full of colors.
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Waist belt or Kamarband.
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Musical artist of Rajasthan.
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Men of Bundi were seen donning white attire with red Bandhani(craft technique for print) turban .
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Dhoti, Kurta & shawl.

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Costume-Front details.
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Costume-Back details.
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Pop culture-street art at Bundi.
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Checks & turban.
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Layering inspiration for winters? Local sadhu at a sweet shop.
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Colorful Cafes in Bundi.
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Do visit this small tea shop by Krishna in Bundi.
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Love the hippie inspired interiors of Krishna’s Chai.

Street Style-Best of Menswear at AIFW S/S 17

This season take inspiration from the best of Menswear at Amazon India Fashion Week Spring/Summer 17. 

Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

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Hugo ,fashion designer. Wearing-Dhruv Kapoor.
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Nitish Arora, Menswear Blogger. Love-Cowboy fringed jacket with 60s polka dots.
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Pranav Misra, Fashion designer-Huemn
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Nathaniel Weller, Fashion Blogger
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Trend– Military colors
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Nitiz Kaila, wearing denim over sweet pastels.
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Love– Katy Perry California Girls T-shirt with classic black blazer.

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Trend– Military punk
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Men in skirt, love how men of New Delhi are exploring & breaking gender barriers.
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Isshaan Singhal, Style Blogger. Trend-Print on print paired up with marsala colored shoes.
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Prabhav Gautam. Trend:Statement neckpiece.
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Rahul Krishna. Trend-Androgyny
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Saurabh Singh, Fashion Stylist. Trend-Athleisure vibes
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Sameer Madan, Menswear designer. Love-Velvet & Bling details.
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Maurizio Grioli
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Kaa Lee Rajput, Fashion stylist & blogger. Love– Tropical trend mixed with classic checks.
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Stuart & Sherwin Court, fashion models. Trend– Black & white.

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Narendra Kumar Ahmed, creative director at Amazon.com
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Pranay Jaitly, Fashion Stylist at Who Wore What When. Trend– Scarves replacing classic tie.

Street Style India-Models off Duty AIFW S/S 17

Models off duty at Amazon India Fashion Week Spring/Summer 17

Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

P.S. It’s a very long post (over 80 images),so  keep scrolling down 🙂

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Sony Kaur
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Pallavi Singh with Lakshmi Rana
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Erika Packard & Archana Akil Kumar

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Friendship goals! Supermodel Sucheta Sharma & Alesia Raut
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Arshia Ahuja
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Candid moment. Model Suraj Dhalia
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Bearded dapper, Saud Khan.
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Model dressing be like this! Sumit Singh
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Blow a kiss! Model Bahar shooting for a video.
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When I said POSE please!
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Sporty Chic.
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Model Anna Bhasin with fellow model.
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New face.
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Fun moment.Nikita Sahay
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Biker dude.Model Vivek Dhiman
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Surelee Joseph
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Model Ikram Kebdani in Vogue T-shirt.
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Surelee Joseph Shah

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Archana Akil Kumar with Diva Dhawan.
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Erica Almeida.

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Sucheta Sharma & Alesia Raut.
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Rajashree Singha.
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Alice with model Vishakha.
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Lakshmi Rana with Sanea Sheikh.
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Krishna Somani.

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Pallavi Singh.
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Rohmaan Shawl.

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Handsome florals. Ashish Kadyan.
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Archana with street style photographer Samir Rana.
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Bardeep Dhiman with Ana.

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Arshia Ahuja.
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Nikita Sahay.
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Model Sagar Gera.

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Preeti Dhata with Smita Lasrado.

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Apurav Nautiyal.
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Pallavi Singh & Lakshmi Rana.
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Preeti Dhata.
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Nikita Sahay.
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Model RL Bond.

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Preeti Dhata & Candice Pinto
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Supermodel Moment. Rachel Maria Bayros & Sonalika Sahay.
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Mudit Malhotra.

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Khushboo Kankan
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Manish Malik
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Mehr Sandhu

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Dipti Sharma with Hasleen Kaur.
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Hasleen moments before Anavila show.
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Arjun Zander.

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Ravish Basist.

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Alice Rosario.

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Street Style-Indian Men

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-Mumbai4

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Pranay Jaitly, Fashion Stylist
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Preetham Jukalker, Fashion designer
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Armaan Randhawa, Fashion designer 
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Fabio Di Leonardo
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Atinirmal Pagarani, Fashion curator.

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Ken Ferns,Fashion Designer
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Karan Torani, Designer
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Sidhant Sudan, Stylist
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Tejeshwar Sandoo, Fashion Blogger in designer Divyam Mehta‘s creation.

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Street Style at AIFW S/S 2016- Stylish Men

Rakesh Thakore, Fashion designer You never go wrong with the classics whether it's the crisp white shirt or the white sneakers.
Rakesh Thakore, Fashion designer
You never go wrong with the classics whether it’s the crisp white shirt or the white sneakers.

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Sumiran Kabir Sharma, Fashion designer label 'Anaam' His label 'Anaam' is definitely one to follow and so his style. I find this particular style very much inspired by the London Grunge in the 90s. Loved the way he paired vest with wide legged trouser along with dark boots.
Sumiran Kabir Sharma, Fashion designer label ‘Anaam’
His label ‘Anaam’ is definitely one to follow and so is his style. I find this particular style very much inspired by the London Grunge in the 90s. Loved the way he paired vest with wide legged trouser along with dark boots.
love the Trophical Shirt with high waisted trousers.
Karan Torani, Designer
The trophical Shirt styled with high waisted trousers is unique & very verve.
Mayank Chauhan, Visual Designer at Amazon India
Mayank Chauhan, Visual Designer at Amazon India. Thinking of pairing stripes & checks? Well this can be a very good example of how to style these two classic patterns.
Ishaan Singhal Yes even men can carry florals. Loved the way Ishaan played with the tones of navy blue and brown.
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Yes even men can carry florals. Loved the way Ishaan played with the tones of navy blue and brown.
Love the quirky printed jacket paired with printed shirt and tan chinos. Did you notice the stunning Ed Hardy Shoes.
Loved the quirky printed jacket paired with printed shirt and tan chinos. Did you noticed the stunning Ed Hardy Shoes?
Rahul Wadhwa Thumps up to Rahul for artistically transforming the typical ethnic kurta into something ultra modern and futuristic. Loved the statement glasses and ofourse the punk studs on the shoulder.
Rahul Wadhwa
Thumps up to Rahul for artistically transforming the typical ethnic kurta into something ultra modern and futuristic. Loved the statement glasses and ofourse the punk studs on the shoulder.
Call it a long shirt or kurta I love the entire black on black styled well with grey brogues.
Ujjawal Dubey, Fashion Designer. Call it a long shirt or kurta I love the entire black on black styled well with grey brogues.
Kalee Rajput, Fashion Stylist You might be thinking that it's a jumpsuit but it's not. Fashion Stylist Kalee brilliantly paired the printed shirt with matching printed trousers. The metallic tribal neckpiece definitely makes this guy a complete  STATEMENT maker.
Kalee Rajput, Fashion Stylist
You might be thinking that it’s a jumpsuit but it’s not. Fashion Stylist Kalee brilliantly paired the printed shirt with matching printed trousers. The metallic tribal neckpiece definitely makes this guy a complete STATEMENT maker.

Photographs & text by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore