Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Men Are Back?

Images Courtesy Lanvin Spring'11 at
With second edition of Van Heusen India Mens Week around the corner, 27 - 29 August at The Grand Delhi, its that time of the year when Fashion's step sons take spotlight. Its quite a challenge to design menswear, the lines have to be perfect, the finishing immaculate and textures innovative. With Indian designers still hooked on turning Indian men into 'pretty boys,' we can only hope that this event will make them as competitive as their western counterparts.

While the drama on John Galliano's 2011 Spring runway would make Charlie Chaplin pop right out of his grave, its the insane detailing in the Lanvin collection that made me sit up and take notice of infinite menswear possibilities. The pointelle knit pants, the check trimmed jackets, the ridiculously sexy Biker Jacket variations, Denim Suits, Striped pants, Bomber Jackets... ahh the collection is to die for... or the reason to Live? You decide!

What is extraordinary though are the accessories - The modern strappy Floater slip-ons, The messenger bags and the KILLER jewelry. The designers Alber Elbaz and Lucas Ossendrijver, the geniuses behind this collection remark, "When women can wear pants, men can wear jewelry!" You Bet.
May the forces of madness and creativity forever rule design!!
Much Love,


bollywoodstylediaries said...

When were men out of fashion? I must have missed the memo:-)

bollywoodstylediaries said...

When were men out of fashion? I must have missed the memo:-)

Spardha Malik said...

cheeky! haha what i mean is 'manliness' is back! the facial hair, the tailoring, the military trends.... its all back and how!

wobblinbetty said...

totally agree with you, accessories and jewelry are to die for! I could easily steal those necklaces from my boyfriend...!

Manish said...

Hey fab blog and I am glad you wrote on the much neglected area of Menswear. I agree with you on all counts on Men's fashion-it is far more challenging and also there is little scope for experimentation unless you are aiming for an androgynous look. Lanvin's detailing took my breath away-jewellery, texturing, sculptural silhouette and not to miss the grungy footwear were a sight to behold :)