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Van Heusen Men’s Week 2010 – Day 1

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on August 28, 2010

The stage is set, the whose who of the fashion world take their respective seats in the audience, the music starts, the spotlight gets fixed and in walks the model…………………only this time it is a male model who starts the show. Welcome to Van Heusen’s second edition of fashion week exclusively for ‘MEN’. And I am in a blissful state of mind now that fashion world is taking a look at men’s attire with seriousness. Let’s take a look at the designers who showcased their designs on the very first day.

P.S. : Will update the photos of other designers ASAP.

Shantanu & Nikhil

The duo Shantanu & Nikhil are back with their new collection ‘Death of a Tree’ which had dark hues like grey, ash, black, maroon, blue with hints of bright colours………………..very suitable for Fall/Winter. The jackets were very impressive so were the scarfs and the full sleeve shirts/T-shirts. But what looked out-of-place were the bandhgalas, the long flowy kurta and the skin fitted hosiery pants. Now I am sure we don’t wanna see our men wear those and give us competition in any way. Their appeal against deforestation is a good effort by all means but I still believe their earlier collection displayed in Lakme India Fashion Week – Resort 2010 was way better. Maybe that’s just me………………….fashionistas can judge it themselves.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Troy Costa

The debutante Troy Costa presented his collection ‘KU DE TA’ which is the name of a famous party place in Seminyak, Bali which is definitely the most inspiring place on this earth. This resort wear collection was very ‘in vogue’ and must say tha Troy was able to make an impression at least on my mind. The collection is neat, original and the jackets are a ‘must have’ next time you wanna party in Goa, Maldives or place which inspired this collection ‘Bali’. Most importantly the collection showed off the ‘Male’ element in the cut and designs of the ensemble………………….the colours were mostly black, white, chocolate browns and blues. Thumbs up to Troy for this collection……………I do look forward to see this talented designer’s creations in future red carpet events and fashion weeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Samant Chauhan

Samant Chauhan’s collection ideally seemed like ‘Hannibal lector becomes a hippy’……………………why is that???? The male models walked down the runway looking ready for a kill………………a lot props were used to give an eerie feeling. Funnily the props worked well since they took the centre stage rather than the clothes………….pity!! The collection consisted of jackets, blazers, shirts, achkans, shorts, pants, skinfits, sweaters…………..but the beauty was what I was searching for in the clothes. Apologies to Mr. Chauhan but his collection was not upto the mark of being fashionable. When the props get more attention than the clothes, that is exactly where things go wrong in the show…………..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ashish Soni

 The entire venue was buzzing with the rumour that Ashish Soni’s good friend Robert Vadera was the inspiration behind the collection……………..but who so ever was the inspiration, the end result was classic. I must say that Ashish Soni has won half the battle with the styling and presentation of his collection. The collection does take you back in time…………………I believe the 1960s where the big, bold checks were the fashion expression for men, so were the bow ties, fitted pants, the vest……………so very 60s. The collection had very earthy tones, beautiful finishes were given to every garment. It included pants, hats, blazers, coat, bandhgala, shirts and shorts.  My verdict : By far this was my favourite collection for Day 1 in VHIMW 2010.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Courtesy : www.prokerala.com, www.fdci.org

 

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