The Lotus Make-Up India Fashion Week just got over, and we are still reeling from the fashion fever.
While we kept an eye out for individualistic street style, the shows by themselves were enough to not let us focus anywhere else, thanks to the amazing menswear collections, that are definitely paving the way for an edgier, more futuristic aesthetic.
Here are 9 menswear designers you should definitely refer to, if you want to ace the new-age aesthetic with inspiring outfits:1. HUEMN
Famous for its inclusivity and non-adherence to binaries, Pranav Misra and Shyma Shetty's HUEMN is all about the future. Playful, edgy, futuristic, non-binary - HUEMN is about everything we should incorporate in 'inclusive fashion for the future'.
© Viral Bhayani2. Rajesh Pratap Singh
Known for his signature style that incorporates clean lines intertwined with obsessive attention to details, Rajesh Pratap Singh showcased a collection that was all about fashionable winter wear. A healthy mix of Indian and Western fashion aesthetics, the collection stood out because of its striking black & white aesthetic, and the raw, rugged, snowy styling.
© Viral Bhayani3. Rohit Gandhi & Rahul Khanna
Rohit Gandhi & Rahul Khanna's collection was inspired by the onset of the night, and the interplay of darkness and starlight. Poetically named 'Tirelessly Twilight', the collection was an all-black, luminous display of classy opulence.
© Viral Bhayani4. Siddartha Tytler
A collection that captures the dark intensity of stripes and patterns, with some camo and embellishment thrown in, Siddartha Tytler's 'Vertigo' was all about new age menswear that helps you stand apart in the crowd while exuding class and sophistication.
© Tarun Chawla5. Dhruv Kapoor
Dhruv Kapoor's delightfully eccentric collection, which aptly captured the playful nuances of androgyny and went for no-holds-barred, larger than life maximalism with innovative silhouettes (aptly named 'The New-Butch'), gave us a definitive, glamorous glimpse at what futuristic style will be all about.
© Tarun Chawla6. Abhishek Paatni
Abhishek Paatni's label 'Nought One' showcased a super edgy, fluoro-engulfed, netted and belted extravaganza, named 'The Hyped Indian™'. When it comes to playful functionality with inimitable individuality, this collection definitely takes the cake.
© Tarun Chawla7. Pawan Sachdeva
Pawan Sachdeva's collection, inspired by peace and harmony, heavily relied on checks, stripes, and pleats, which perfectly captures the style sensibilities of the new-age man.
© Tarun Chawla8. Sahil Aneja
Titled '1983', Sahil Aneja's collection was all about edgy, quirky retro chic. The colours red and black were used generously throughout the cohesive collection, that had quite a few unique, distinctive pieces.
© Tarun Chawla9. Shivan & Narresh
Famous for their unique beachwear that takes its inspiration from distinctive flora and fauna, Shivan and Narresh's 'Koi Series' was a tribute to the eclectic tribalesque cultures across the world. Characterized by the vibrance of 6 distinctive colours, this collection was pure joy on a runway.
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