Enthrall Men’s Collections from veteran designers @ Day4 of ILSW

22-08-2015-6

India’s first Men’s Fashion Week, India Luxury Style Week 2015 continues on Day 4 with outstanding shows by the finest men’s wear designers. The event has been conceptualised and produced by renowned Designer Ramesh Dembla in collaboration with Bollywood superstar, Akshay Kumar. This event was hosted by Mövenpick Hotel & Spa Bangalore.

Day Four of India Luxury Style Week 2015 commenced with Hyderabad based designer, Sagar Tenali’s edgy show based on colours and craft for elite men and women. The designer who has showcased Pan India and won accolades for his work, breaks free from convention and presented “Concoction by Sagar Tenali” at ILSW Day Four. Inspired by the fabrics of Benares, Tenali’s attempt was to revive Indian Hand-loom Textiles with his ILSW collection and sure he did! Benarasi fabrics fused with Persian motifs in the form of kurtas, sherwanis, suits and jackets and the icing on the cake was that every model wore an embossed “topi!” Showstoppers Suraj Gawda and Rupal Tyagi carries his collection effortlessly.

 Sagar Tenali with Rupal Tyagi and Suraj Gawda

Sagar Tenali with Rupal Tyagi and Suraj Gawda

The show them went on to showcase Chennai based designer, Chaitanya Rao whose creations reflect a flair for pattern and have been sported by stars like Sonam Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan. The play on textures was evident with leather, biker jackets, use of silver and the theatrics were taken up a notch with a bare chested masked model displaying the creations!

Chaiitanya Rao with the models

Chaiitanya Rao with the models

The next show was none other than Rohit Kamra hailing from Jaipur. Kamra has been consistently churning out a new collection every season since the past 10 years. His fresh and innovative style is inspired by the modern Maharaja. Kamra believes in the wonders of yesteryear with a hint of youthfulness. The retro look is for the discerning Indian man looking for style and its modern luxury at its best. The surprise package who carried this off with aplomb was Madhur Bhandarkar who clearly knows how to not only direct movies like “Fashion” but also walk the ramp like a model!

Rohit Kamra with Madhur Bhandarkar

Rohit Kamra with Madhur Bhandarkar

The following show was a mesmerizing one by Vivek Karunakaran, a Chennai based design genius! His clean and minimal designs have put him on the fashion radar and the label VK signifies understated glamour. The Autumn Festive collection has been especially curated with Kalamkari textiles and his show consisted of a video on the art of Kalamkari that was clearly the highlight on a day like Independence day, as every member was touched by the use of this ancient Indian art form. The video said that the art of Kalamkari is one with the river, sand and sun and is there since the time of Lord Krishna due to the force of these three elements of nature. The talented artists help keep this art alive by drawing myths of Gods and Goddesses using a sharp tint brush giving the name “Kalam” to the art and “Kari” stands for the artisian who painstakingly, with the help of nature, creates these artworks on fabric. The colours in the work of Kalamkari are extracted by Vegetables, Fruits and natural sources only. The work comes alive with hues like pinks, yellows, blues, that are applied in the art and the final colour is brought out by dying the fabric on the river bed post soaking it in clear waters. Hence, the river, sun, sand are the major factors in this timeless art form. Karunakaran using layered silhouttes, surface texturing by plating and gathering and dyeing, in order to spread Indian Heritage and artforms across the world without any boundaries! The Showstopper was none other than organiser of ILSW, Ramesh Dembla!

Models walking for Rohit Kamra, Rohit Kamra and Vivek Karunakaran

Models walking for Rohit Kamra, Sagar Tenali and Vivek Karunakaran

The finale show of the evening was RS by Rocky Star. RS by the Rocky Star Label stands for luxury, and is known for its luxurious and tasteful design sensibility. Designed and styled by Rocky Star, his new prêt collection raised the cool quotient in every boy’s wardrobe. From cool printed T-shirts, to warm sweatshirts  this new collection had it all. Funky styles in a variety of colour had the audience amazed at Rocky’s talent.

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