The sky always seems part cloudy and part sunny when it comes to fashion forecasts. Although, from the outset, what we can say is that the horizon seems to be lit by the buzz and the
Designers and brands like Huemn and Bodice, non-compliant of trends, are on the forefront when it comes to marching the league of street-style loving men in India; men who take on conference rooms in bomber jackets and stride the streets in sneakers giving the Oxfords a pass, are being newly introduced to the country as we, the watchful observers, stand for the slow clap. Huemn shines a light on the outcome of the amalgam of athleisure and street-wear and its relevance here and now with a hint of #throwback.
Nostalgia is big in streetwear where brands and designers are known to trod not one but multiple eras. Take for example the recent popularity of Reebok Classics range (seen on models above) where they brought back designs/elements of design from the 80s and
While streetwear has been making a lot of noise, there are plenty of Indian men who are finding their voice in clothes that speak the language of homegrown, sustainable textiles and forge a bridge between the traditional and modern. Antar Agni by Ujjwal Dubey stands at one such beautiful crossroad. The designer exemplifies calculated elegance and the pedestal presence that structure and power enjoy in design. His is the proverbial modern man, brooding yet understated.
Then there’s also the ‘Bollywood Effect.’ Had it not been for Ranveer Singh, we wouldn’t be seeing men in red suits or sequin track pants half as often as we do now. We are sitting on the edge of our seat as Jim
Creative Direction/Styling: Charu Gaur
Photography: Anirudh Agarwal
Hair: Shefali Shetty (B
Makeup: Cassandra Kehren
Models: Peka Fanai (Anima Creatives)
and Madhur Singh Chauhan ( Feat Cast)
Words: Charu Gaur, Shubhanjana Das
Artwork: Shaista Syed (Kitsuné India)
Charu Gaur is the founder/editor of Runway Square. Don’t ask her to meet over tea or coffee. She’s currently working on her selfie game which recently went for a toss. Tips are welcome.