KUNAL RAWAL GAVE MEN’S WEAR A STYLISH DRAMATIC ‘ROLE PLAY’ DIRECTION
Mumbai, 28th August, 2016: Get set all the fashionable men who want to make a stylish splash with the trendiest upbeat ethnic men’s wear seen for the coming season from the designer who knows how to dress the stronger sex.
Kunal Rawal the favourite of A-listers ever since his entry on the Indian fashion scene at the Gen Next 2007 show for Lakmé Fashion Week has been giving men’s wear some dramatic fashion directions.
From the collection called ‘Role Play’ for Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2016, the Kunal Rawal man will get new additions in his wardrobe. Colour has always played a major role in Kunal’s collection. From bold shades of wine and champagne, the story moved to neutrals like ivory, charcoal and olive.
Displayed on the ramp was Kunal’s modern take on the sherwani and shorter versions of the Pathani kurta. The staples like Bundis and jackets appeared periodically in the show to give a more comprehensive look to men’s fashion requirements. A few traditional silhouettes stabilised the style element of the collection.
Using craft as an important fashion detailing, there was elaborate quilting, rich knots, some thread work and Kunal’s favourite French Knots. Paying tribute to botany in a more abstract geometric manner, there were marigolds and roses that formed 2D silhouettes; while the manicured grass effect was translated into French Knots.
Sleeve detailing appeared with stripes running down the arm or along the side of the trousers. The variety of kurtas, sherwanis, bundis, waistcoats, bandhgala, dhoti salwars and jackets with tonal or at times discreet contrast embroidery was imaginative, giving ethnic wear a totally practical ready-to-wear angle.
Going slightly rebellious with his garments, Kunal boldly declared on a black kurta that “Black is beautiful even for Weddings, added cut-outs of Perspex turbans to confirm the statement and added rings and bracelets for men by Silver Streak.
Kunal’s favourite detailing and embellishments like military badges, rope emblems and epaulettes further accentuated the slightly martial but totally masculine look of the garments. The collection was a great mix-and-match line that will appeal to the trendsetting male who wants a wardrobe with wide choices.
Making a heart stopping, show stopping, entry to close this high octane men’s wear show was Bollywood hot star, Ranbir Kapoor, in a champagne beaded bundi over a chocolate textured kurta and champagne silk fitted pants.
Working around an easy, breezy, outdoor look of grass, flowers and jungle inspirations woven into fabrics for the rugged look, the Kunal Rawal collection ‘Role Play’ was a bold wardrobe offering that will delight the New Age male dresser with its style, detailing and edgy construction.