The Rise of Indo-Western fashion
Discover the bold charm of Indian fusion. This is where our cultures unite!
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The year is 2020 and borders are virtually non-existant, both globally and mentally. The definition of MAN is changing to a mental state, and not the threads on one's body. This healthy growth in cultures everywhere, is opening numerous new doors for fashion & art.
We have been finding a lot of bold new designers, willing to experiment and define Indian fashion in new ways, bringing new colors and themes to men's wear.
Here is a list of labels & brands making the first move -
TistaBene is part of a lifestyle retail company of the same name, based in the Pink city, i.e. Jaipur. The classic colors and motifs of their city are beautifully bold on each shirt. An absolutely confident look!
Expore their complete collection here - tistabene.com
The block printed look is a rustic aesthetic we are absolutely loving for the summers. Moksha is another label inspired by the city of Jaipur and its heritage. Their use of subtle colors draws focus on the design. The perfect casual cool take for those who wish to try the look.
Expore their complete collection here - instagram.com/moksha
House of Dhaaga
The collections by HoD are inspired from Rajasthan, and filtered through the royal taste of Kolkata & Lucknow. While designing these regal attires, the entrepreneurs at HoD constantly work towards improving their environment with eco friendly initiatives and by working towards the betterment of their Karigars.
Expore their complete collection here - houseofdhaaga.com
Fancy Pastels is a lifestyle brand that does it all! Their shirts are elegant & sophesticated to say the least.
To have a look at their complete breakdown of the block printing process, click here - Block printing by Fancy Pastels
Expore their complete collection here - fancypastels.com
Treat yourself to some premium threads by Primeporter. With a vast collection inspired by luxe designs from across the world, Primeporter wishes to offer something incredible to all men alike.
Expore their complete collection here - primeporter.com
Vastrr tells the stories of the young and the restless. Wandering, learning, making their mark to stand out with their style as much as their ideas. Designs by Vastrr are young and energetic. They really are making ethnic prints "Cool".
Expore their complete collection here - vastrr.com
Perfection is pursued at Mad Clothing. Inspired by the classics across the globe, Mad Clothing is curating wardrobes, not collections. Mindfully crafted designs for every occasion offer a vast bouquet to choose from.
Expore their complete collection here - madclothing.in
Kala Bazar is picture perfect, with their artistic vision and presentation. They hand pick designs selectively for their bold and passionate audience, that is just as exclusive in taste as the brand.
Expore their complete collection here - kalabazar.in
Adah by Leesha
Lovingly designed & ethically sourced by Leesha Agarwal, Adah is a lable that feels like a breath of fresh air. With a wholesome ideology to be zero waste and empower all connected to them, Adah is resonating well with their audience that is just as free-hearted.
Expore their complete collection here - adahbyleesha.com
Ikat for men, by the Indian Peacock is truly a class apart. Their designs on Classic Ikat and Pochampally/Double Ikat are remarkably hip, daring and authentic, using only high quality yarn-dyed fabrics. A fusion of casual and formal, western and Indian, the Indian Peacock truly is "a gift from India, to the world"!
Expore their complete collection here - indianpeacock.com
In the course of designing dress fabrics, we have always shared inspiration between the 2 segments. Our popular Dress Material series, Shapes, was inspired from a Men's shirting design 14 years ago. We have always believed in the adaptable and aesthetic power of good design. The secret ingredient that makes it attractive, has the least to do with gender. We plan to make the most of this ethnic wave, and conduct thorough Research & Design on every style our diverse culture has to offer.
"India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grand mother of tradition. Our most valuable and most artistic materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only!" - Mark Twain
As the idea of daily ethnic makes its place in the minds of men across the country, it takes just a little bit of added confidence to pull off an ethnic shirt. Needless to say, this is a MYTH. But since everyone believes it, it automatically portrays someone wearing an ethnic print shirt as bold & confident.
One of the many reasons to try ethnic everyday-wear!
Take pride in the designs of our motherland, and keep exploring. Don't let your style stand still.
Until next time,