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.

Backstage-Ken Ferns

Ken Ferns runway show was definitely a party but what you might not be aware of is the backstage was equally a party in-fact a beachwear Hawaiian party to be precise. Ken Fern showcased his latest spring/summer collection at Jaipur for the first season of IISW (India International Style Week). Models were seen donning colorful floral headpieces, Geek glasses & were covered from head to toe in funky prints. Male models went a step ahead and were seen flaunting bare chested oiled bodies with summer tan & were wearing just printed beachwear shorts.

It seems like the print game is on in India with new designers & labels like Siddhartha Bansal, Quirk box & now Ken Ferns the quirky print trend has finally arrived to add lot of fun to your style. So through this photo essay I am taking you to the other side of runway i.e. backstage & giving you a closer look at Ken Ferns latest summer collection.

Text & Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

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Electrifying party at backstage.
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Model-Dushyant.

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Chips Time!
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Miss India Elite 2014 Bhavyata Sharma in quirky printed top with matching skirt.
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The screen at backstage helps the designer, stylists & models to coordinate & enjoy the runway moment.

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Model Jitesh Thakur in matching printed shorts & T-shirt.

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Flower Power
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Model Jatin Khirbat in printed speedos.
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Matching bag-packs with shorts.
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Models lined up for the sequence.
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Print connection. Yes there was a lot of similarity in terms of prints for both menswear as well as women’s wear.
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Hawaiian beach kind of look. Model-Anjeet Tushir
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Flower, flower everywhere.

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Geek-chic.
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How cool is that, insects as quirky motifs. Geek glasses adding more fun element to the look.

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Print on print for men.

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Lot of fun on runway.
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Show was not just about the typical catwalk, models were swirling & twirling on the runway. Models were also seen blowing whistles for the final run-through at the end.

Street Style-Male Models at Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 16

 

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.

Photographs & text by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

 

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Rouhallah Gazi kept it very simple by just pairing t shirts with denims with white sneakers & bagpack.
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at Day 1 of the fashion week
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Mr India Arry Dabas paired printed Tshirt with muted denims & love the hint of color on shoes.

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Model Dhairya Karwa in trend normcore.
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Model Gyaltsen Chodar in Rolling stone tshirt, love how he paired black with navy blue.
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Gyaltsen opted for all dark & black look from head to toe at Day 5.

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Travelling all over the World? Model Prabh Uppal in cool slogan printed tee & distressed denims & love the adidas shoes.
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Prabh in classic aviator sunglasses at Day 3 of Lakme fashion week.
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Model Danish Qayoum teamed up the floral printed shirt with rigged denims & black sneakers.
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Model Farhaad Shahnawaz in classic checks & white sneakers.
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Model Saagar Gera in denim on denim look.
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Man bun looks cool on him.
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Model Ron Klamer was seen flaunting Calvin Klein T-shirts for most of the days at fashion week.

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Bearded Dapper model Himanshu Bhati.
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Model Sanjeet Singh in funky sunglasses at day 5 of Lakme Fashion Week.
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Keeping it simple & classy.
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Model Rishabh Bajaj in black shirt tucked in.
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Model Amit Dahiya in star motif printed shirt.
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Best way to survive in harsh heat of Mumbai, sip lot of water & juice.
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Lakshya Lathar in monochromes paired up with tan bag.
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beat the Mumbai heat.

 

Street Style- Quirky Frames

Spotted stylish crowd at Amazon India Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016. Street fashion always inspires me & I love photographing people with unique style. Here is my take on trendiest people who have penchant for statement sunglasses.

Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

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Kayaan Contractor, Style Blogger at Love & Other Bugs

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Dolly Singh, Fashion Blogger at Spill the Sass

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Cameron Kham, Fashion Designer

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Mayank Chauhan, Graphic Designer

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Rakesh Thakore, Fashion Designer

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Rahul Wadhwa
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Messy hair with vintage frames.

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Ujjawal Dubey, Fashion Designer
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The best part of this look is the man’s love for quirky prints & you can see me in the reflector sunglasses of how crazily I am photographing people at fashion week.

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Surbhi, Fahion Blogger at The Fashion Flite

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Santoshi Shetty, Fashion Blogger at The Style Edge

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.
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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