Jatin Malik Couture
Some functions call for indo-fusion clothes that aren’t too formal and still within the codes of wedding wear. Jatin Malik’s colour-blocked sherwani jackets are ideal for such occasions. For every other time, check out the designer’s monotone kurtas with sculptural band collars.
Not since the first cabinet mission has the Indian waistcoat had such a moment. But unlike what our premier statesmen wore back then, Project Bandi is armed with a wide arsenal of printed, floral, even sequin-embellished bundis, in everything from cotton to silk. Perfect for day or night, summer or winter weddings.
Let’s face it, black tie can have many connotations. If Karrtik D had his way, you’d be burning the dance floor at a reception in a paisley suit or a floral jacquard silk jacket that presents you as a man of confidence.
You can get away with an in-your-face sherwani if you’re the groom, but if you’re a guest at a wedding, you’ll grab even more attention for keeping it classy. Timir Savla’s Tisa Studio plays up bandhgalas with subtle polka dots and touches of embellishment, but our eye’s on its layered sherwani, that hits the sweet spot between understated and edgy.
The kurta was always looked at as something you only wore for festivals or pujas. In reality, it’s able to do much more: Its appeal is universal, and it looks good on every man. Now, imagine taking it a step further with a T-shirt-kurta mash-up that carries the chill vibe of the former and the lightness of the latter. It’s what Steven Jhangiani thought up to shake up your daily wardrobe. Throw a blue or white one on over jeans to work. Style a black version with a blazer and trousers for your best friend’s wedding.
If you’re a fan of precise tailoring, pick up something from Sahib Bhatia’s Delhi-based Amaare. Elegant bandhgalas with architectural shapes and asymmetrical cuts that flatter every body type. Dressy kurtas in royal Prussian blue, emerald green and wine to wear on days you want to ditch the bandhgala altogether. It’s probably why guys like Ayushmann Khurrana, Vicky Kaushal and Rajkummar Rao are loyalists.