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Fashion Forward: New Guidelines for Men's Fashion

  By AYUSHEE SYAL, TIME N STYLE   Aug 31st 2012 at 6:00AM Time n Style RATED

 

Fashion Forward: The New Guidelines for Men's Fashion

Etro uses jewel tones of deep green and purple in their designs

 

A keen sense of style is quite a luxury in itself; either you possess it or you don't. Unarguably, fashion is ruled by the only constant-change! This season has taken a big leap in the world of men's fashion. In fact, it's not just the runways that proved to be a surprise package, but the spectators also demonstrated a refreshing sartorial streak, the one that gave fashion a new meaning-something that has rendered it bolder and far more exciting. After all, fashion has never been an arena for the fainthearted.

Cut It Short

A cut is one of the most defining elements of a garment, the one that truly makes it stand apart. When discussing the latest cuts that have emerged this season, designer Narendra Kumar states, "It's time that men went short with their traditional clothing. Sherwanis have always been reaching our ankles, but it's time for a drastic makeover. Short length sherwanis or bandhgalas will be the order of the day." Renowned menswear designer, Raghavendra Rathore believes, "This winter will see a narrowing down of all silhouettes, whether it's the apparent formal suit or the bandhgala jacket. In addition, the fitted suit is surely going tomake its way back into fashion."

 

 

The New Guidelines for Men's Fashion

The magic of minimalist embroidery; Rathore's ensemble showcases the use of silk and brocade

 

A Pattern To Follow

Kumar assures us that linked button closures in jackets and suits will soon gain dominance. He suggests keeping away from the age-old design of overlap, the one that most Indian men choose for coats or blazers. Reflecting on the art of skilled embroidery, he feels that subtlety is the keyword.

(Read more in the September-October 2012 issue of Time 'n Style. On Stands Soon!)

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