Men’s wear for this Summer 2017 has moved into a new dimension. This was evident at The Lamborghini presentation of Kunal Rawal’s Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2017 show with his collection “Race of Separates”. Unveiling the much awaited Lamborghini Huracan Rear-Wheel Drive Spyder, Lamborghini’s timeless automobile elegance was a perfect match for Kunal Rawal’s men’s wear fashion story. Lamborghini is the amalgamation of elegant design with innovative engineering in the form of an in-vogue convertible and the ethos of the most recent Huracan emulated that aligned perfectly with Kunal Rawal’s creations.
With the stunning, bright, orange, Lamborghini Huracan Rear-Wheel Drive Spyder as the centre of attraction in the Parking Lot of Jio Gardens, the show opened with throbbing, foot-tapping, music against a backdrop of flashing car headlights with the Lamborghini image imbedded in them. Known for his very experimental, but hot selling collections for the stronger sex, Kunal worked around great cross cultural inspirations, where a blend of the East and West merged seamlessly. Creating Indian designs with Western silhouettes, Kunal brought the perfect fusion looks that complemented the inspirations.
The Parking Lot at Jio Gardens was turned into multiple ultra-stylish ramps that snaked through the audience. The dashing, handsome male models matched their strides to the beat of the music. There was the innovation of the kurta/jacket, asymmetric kurtas, trendy long line bundies, hooded sherwani and even a 3-piece set of kurta/jacket/sherwani that will surely replace the western 3-piece suit for formal wear. It was a story of separates, which Kunal offered to the stylish male buyer who can create numerous permutations and combinations from Indian to western, casuals, formal party wear or even looks for those swinging Sangeet nights. Colours were cheerful with bright beige, ivory, and red, washed yellow along with black and deep dark evening tones.
Summer fabrics formed the base as airy materials spelt comfort for solid kurtas. The creations sported embroidered sleeves or holed shirts that were breezy wear when the mercury rises. Strong hi-tech textiles were embellished with thread work, which mimicked pintucks texturing. There was a constant emphasis on reverse unfinished embroidery that was an interesting addition this season. Kunal Rawal’s men’s wear is always stylish, wearable but with oodles of creativity in the form of embellishments and design as he took the audience on a bold fashion journey that will thrill the trend setting male dressers. Making a show stopping entry was Bollywood’s hottest star, the very dashing and handsome Varun Dhawan, who added his attitude to the stylish ivory kurta with embroidered sleeves and a fully embellished bundi and matching churidars. Lamborghini brought a perfect style statement of luxe street style to centre stage when Kunal Rawal’s collection “Race of Separates” at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2017 offered a great trend and style story.
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