Month: November 2015

FORMALLY FESTIVE (or the other way round)

The wedding season’s here folks! With the wedding bells ringing just round the corner, dressing up sharp and perfect for the occasion comes as an added responsibility.

The easy way out is to put in a little effort and generate a bigger impact. The subtlety chain shouldn’t be broken either. Right, power dressers?

So, our idea revolves around the basic silhouettes with a slight festive twist. Go for what suits you the best, where fit and comfort still tops the chart. But breaking the stereotypical and monotonous images of suits and jackets, we present to you the Wedding wear hacks for the season:

Motifs all the way

How to identify festive season motifs that are not too obvious? Paisleys, anyone?! And we are not talking about the dress for the groom. The all-over printed paisleys is ‘The thing’ this season. Look around yourself and see what the surroundings are at this time of year. Go beyond the shapes and contours, and figure out your motif mantra for this wedding season.


Colours and Textures

In terms of colours, you will probably identify not only green and red, but also the staple blacks and the blues in a different avatar. The story for 2015 narrates a different theme all together. Moving away from the pastels, this wedding season is dedicated to the deeper colours.  In case you were following one of those old sayings, like “green and red should never be met”, it’s time to change your tune and say “green and red are OK to be met”. These two colours, even though they are individually very bright and strong, go well together, as they fall under the complimentary colour scheme (meaning they are on opposite sides of the spectrum) and therefore can be matched well.

Other things you might notice around you are the wonderful patterns that seem to emerge this time of year. From checkers to beige drawings, you will see it all. Tonal checks take a leap ahead and lead the pack. Style it with a coloured pocket square or a lapel pin, not for the boardroom but for the big fat Indian wedding!

To continue, you will also see a lot of shine. There’s no better time than the festive season to experiment with shine. Velvet bandh galas with V-cut lapel (they still are bandh galas) are the new entrants this year. A slight sheen on the surface is working well too. The formal suits may carry a shiny shirt or a pair of shiny shoes.


Our Pick:

Tuxedos make a great formal wear and Coloured ones, well they make a great visual impact. It can be special not only in terms of colour, but in terms of fabric as well.

Being a strong fashion piece, coloured tuxedos can be a good monotony breakers. While generally a tuxedo is black, a colourful one will keep the elegance and formal tone second to expressions and style. Of course, you don’t necessarily need to wear a tuxedo. Opt for a velvet jacket, or a paisley bandh gala or whatever inspires you to look suave and dashing. Taking a regular blazer or jacket to the next level needs no science now. Make sure you are wearing the perfect fit and leave the rest upon the scintillating style of the attire.

Against Nature lookbook photographed by Rose Callahan in NYC on March 15, 2013