Backstage-Vastra 2017

Event- Vastra International Textile & Apparel Fair 2017

Show director –Prasad Bidapa

Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

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Designer-Hemant Trevedi. Model-Naina Khan.
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Designer-Hemant Trevedi. Model Lalit Choudhary.
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Designer-Hemant Trevedi. Models- Arry, Dewanshi & Nikhil.
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Designer-Hemant Trevedi. Model– Dewanshi Verma.
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Designer-Hemant Trevedi.
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Designer-Hemant Trevedi. Model-Devesh Khanduja.
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Fashion guru Prasad Bidapa posing with models in Hemant Trevedi‘s creation.

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Model Manvi Saroya.
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Model Raksha with Dewanshi.
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Timing. (PS- My favorite picture from this series)

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The real fun & drama lies at backstage.
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Model Preity Sinha.

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Gypsy Chic with those bright colors.
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Model Payal with Chandini donning Rajasthani jewels & turban.
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No photographs please!
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Model Aishwarya Joshi.
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Model Raksha.

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Girls gone wild. Model Sangeeta Gharu with Naina Khan.
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Mr India Arry Dabas posing happily with model Naina Khan.
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Model Dhroov Soni in an outfit by designer Rohit Kamra.

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Model Akash Prabhu from Bengaluru.

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Model Arry Dabas wearing designer Himmat Singh.

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Model Karan Medappa in Himmat Singh.
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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-Abraham & Thakore

Backstage-Photo story

Designer-Abraham & Thakore (http://www.abrahamandthakore.com/ )

Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2017

Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

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Model Saloni Khanna.

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Classic bold stripes. Model Malkeet Singh.

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Model Arjun Zander.
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Supermodel Rikee Chaterjee having fun moment at backstage.

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Stripe play.

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Sequins love.

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Final touches.
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Model Birendra Singh.
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Model Palak Gupta
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Designer David Abraham & Rakesh Thakore posing happily with models after the show.

Models Off Duty-AIFW A/W 17

What India’s top models wore off duty at Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2017.

Place-Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi

Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

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Vikki & Mirian
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Aditi, Shashi & Ketholeno Kense.
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Supermodel Lakshmi Rana.
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Jasenka Bijelic.
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Boy Gang-Anjeet & Muzamil
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Aditi, Mitali & Shashi.
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Glamorous off duty as well Malkeet Singh.
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Klaudia & Archana Akil Kumar.
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Ashutosh Malik
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Leggy beauty. Mitali Rannorey
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Atul Kumar Tripathi.
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Sucheta Sharma
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Sangeeta Gharu
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Supermodel Archana Akil Kumar with Fabio.
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Model squad goals.
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Anna Bhasin

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Arjun Zander

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Ketholeno Kense.
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Rikee, Donna & Candice Pinto.

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Platform cover girl Dipti Sharma.
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RL bond.
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Ikram Kebdani with fellow model.
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Sumit Singh
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Heena Bhalla & Aasttha Ssidana.
Alice Rosario
Alice Rosario
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Miriam

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Anna with Hasleen Kaur.
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Jitesh Thakur, Actor & model.
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Himanshu Bhati.

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Swathi Bhandary
Swathi Bhandary
Suraj Dhalia
Suraj Dhalia
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Stuart Court
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Sony Kaur
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Rahul Sharma.
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Klaudia
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From Left to Right-Suraj, Alice, Imran, Bardeep & Sony.

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.

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.

Photo essay-The New Indian Men

What I notice in terms of indian men’s fashion is how dramatic it has became over the past two years. Love how designers are pushing the boundaries whether it is about the new tones of colors, model castings for runway or innovative styling ideas. Something really interesting is happening on the runway & streets of India. Whether it is the new & young breed of indian designers in men’s clothing or models with strong personalities on the catwalk, menswear is definitely shaping into something unique & stylish, like never before. So here is a small photo essay compiling the pictures I took at the major fashion weeks of India as well as the fashion on the streets in last two years which visually defines how menswear has witnessed a drastic change. I feel it is the new era. Don’t you? Please mention your unfiltered thoughts on the comment section below.

Photographs & text by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

 

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Television star Vishal Singh (left) & model Rinku Pahel in designer Sourabh Kant Srivastava‘s ensemble.
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Men in distress. Designer Arjun Saluja completely shocked me with this presentation, I was happy that I was able to capture the models so closely, it was kind of an exhibition which gave media a closer look at the clothes & details. Also the casting for this show was done artistically as every model looked poles apart from each other with individual personalities & at the same time all in distress.
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Dhruv Vaish‘s new collection at Lakme Fashion Week was definitely breathe of fresh air as he provided multiple options for men, love the colors, cuts & layering.
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Whether it was print on print or the high waisted dhoti pants, it was hard to ignore this collection which was subtle as well as unique at the same time.
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Withe the recent years all I see is a blast of colors whether on the runway or on the streets.Model Danish in Wendell Rodricks‘s creation.(right)

 

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Dreadlocks as seen on the streets & on Nor Black Nor White catwalk show at Lakme Fashion Week.
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This was by far one of my favorite show at this season of Lakme Fashion Week. Look at the models castings for this show, which includes people of all body types & more importantly  so different from each other.
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Modern cuts, futuristic tones & sensational vibes at Huemn by Pranv Misra & Shyma Shetty.

 

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Men donning fake eyelashes & dramatic head gears, designer Shilpa Chavan definitely broke the gender barriers. Also you can notice a hint of feminine floral lace in the headgear.
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I won’t call this androgyny, as men in kilt is very manly (check the great history of this iconic piece which stretches to 16th century). Supermodel Namit Khanna in Manish Bansal‘s Summer/Resort 15 collection at Lakme Fashion Week.
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When it comes to mixing tradition, culture & fashion, Ashish, Viral & Vikrant always impresses with their distinctive take on style & fashion. Yes!! gone are the days when the occasional wear fo men was made in just 5 to 6 metres of fabric, the creations above show how grand Men’s fashion can be when it is about India.
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Fashion industry’s two biggest maestros Rajesh Pratap Singh (left) & Rohit Bal (right) believes in breaking the boundaries in terms of men’s clothing.
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Kaa Lee Rajput, fashion week regular is a complete style chameleon always seen experimenting with fashion & trends in his own way. 
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Prominent new faces on the runway as seen in last two years were Saud Khan & Saagar Gera. Designer-Divyam Mehta
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People say every men is donning beard these days,umm maybe but look at these two men so different & stylish. Pranav Guglani (left) of Cord.in was seen wearing interesting optical art shirt paired up with all pastels while in Mumbai, blogger Al Claudius (right) was seen beating the summer heat in designer Manish Bansal‘s T-shirt, so if you think men can’t carry bling, than you might have to reconsider your statement.
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All braided. Model Saagar Gera breaking the style rules at Divyam Mehta show.
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Designer-Rohit Kamra. Model-Jitesh Thakur
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The new dapper? Casting of models for the runway has also changed a lot in recent times. Model Amit Ranjan in Rohit Kamra‘s show with long hair & beard.
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Another game changer in menswear, designer Ujjawal Dubey creates relaxed as well as unique clothing for men.
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Gothic men at Rohit Bal‘s show. Rohit Bal always breaking the gender roles, remember the male models donning sindoor years ago?
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From the top if you see, one can easily imagine that the shoes are going to be some formal brogues but the it is a relaxed version of suits which is paired with dramatic flats. Model Jitesh in creation by Ashish N Soni.
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Dots & pom pom. Just love it!
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Purple florals for men. Himanshu Bhasin in Siddhartha Tytler‘s creation for AIFW S/S 2016.
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Wear the art. Model in designer AartiVijay Gupta‘s outfit.
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Men in powder tones, creations by Jaipur based designer Gazal Mishra. Shot at season 1 of IISW. Model Dushyat Katewa with Jatin Khirbat.
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Sartorial splendor of colors & prints. Model Sumit Singh(left) in a creation by Rohit Gandhi & Rahul Khanna at the finale of AIFW AW 16, also the only menswear which was seen at finale of Amazon India Fashion Week this season. Model-backstage(right) in a resort wear collection by designer Ken Ferns. So we can print on print working in both the ways, one is very occasional & another is for very relaxed holiday wear.

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

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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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Atinirmal Pagarani, Fashion curator.

Shot at Amazon India Fashion Week, New Delhi

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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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