History, heritage showcased at ‘Van Heusen and GQ Fashion Nights 2016’

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Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) The first night of ‘Van Heusen and GQ Fashion Nights 2016’ was worth remembering at Taj Land’s End here, as actors Sushant Singh Rajput and Prateik Babbar donned some master pieces by the who’s who of fashion industry and dazzled the ramp with their high energy.

The show opened with an interesting collection titled “Kashmiriyat 1990” by the iconic fashion designer duo Shantanu and Nikhil which was inspired by the tribesmen of the valley. Staying true to their identity, the collection highlighted their sensibilities of layering and temporal details.

Interestingly the theme was presented with live performance of Kashmiri music that enhanced the beauty and idea of the collection. Moreover, when actor Sushant Singh Rajput walked the ramp for the designer duo as the showstopper, it amplified everything!

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On the other hand, designer Abhishk Paatni brought a complete package, with interesting bold prints inspired by the ancient warrior clothing of Japan. The designer re-interpreted some Japanese classics like kimono, hakama into a modern avatar, which was quite relevant with time.

Talking about participating in the show the designer said: “It was a pleasure sharing the stage with some of the best names of the fashion industry. In addition, I think it is one of the best-curated menswear shows in the country. I am looking forward to coming back again.”

Designer Sahil Aneja showcased his collection of hand painted leather jackets with some trendy and youthful detailing. To justify and convey the idea of such fashion, actor Prateik Babbar walked the ramp as shop stopper.

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Talking about his collection Sahil said: “It is made for the modern Indian male who dares to step out of his comfort zone and has his own sense of style and love for fashion.”

The closing show of day one was by a collaboration of Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna. They brought back the 70’s fashion with a contemporary twist and subtly exaggerated details.

The duo said: “This time we showcased a very architectural and embellished contemporary collection that reflects the new modern gentlemen who are very fashion forward.”

Many other fashion designers and people from business industry attended the show, along with Bollywood starts like Hritihk Roshan, Anushka Sharma and Yami Gautam.



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