Lakme Fashion Week: Menswear Trends for Winter

Menswear is often treated as an addendum to women’s outfits at Lakme Fashion Week, but things are looking up for lads interested in a new look for Fall.lakme fashion week menswear

Here are the major trends we spotted at Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2013 that need to be in his wardrobe soon:Menswear trends Lakme Fashion Week

Metallics: In keeping with overall trends for the winter festive season, metallics in menswear were quite stunning, whether it was the gold silk kurtas at Nikhil Thampi’s showcase, or the small dash of gold to Randeep Hooda’s jacket for Rajat Tangri. Shantanu Goenka took the golds and embroidery to another zone with his elegant net blazer for his Krushun collection – these are trends to keep in mind this season.

Geometric and Cubist Looks: These vibrant, well-tailored kurta pajamas offered quite the innovative look on Debarun’s runway. However, the standout was the cubist and geometric styles that complemented the silk material at Riddhi and Siddhi’s Maxpenca Collection; so subtle and so chic.menswear trends lakme fashion week festive 2013

Pastels and Prints: Prints couldn’t escape the menswear lines either, which had Aditya Roy Kapur in a white Nehru jacket with a ninja print paired with green trousers. We certainly weren’t complaining with Barkha and Sonzal’s colourful collection, or the traditional dhotis in Krishna Mehta’s Manipur collection, as the men looked quite dapper and natty in their colourful glory.menswear trends lakme fashion week festive 2013

Standout Collection – Troy Costa’s “The London Eye” collection: We were immediately sold on this collection in seeing actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui looking sharp as the show stopper of the night. However, it was the exquisite tailoring and elegant designs that had us slightly salivating. It was reminiscent of the softer hues in The Great Gatsby and classic 30s style, which was an inspiration for the collection.

View a gallery of our favourite menswear trends from Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2013:

The Indian dandy goes a-roamin
The Indian dandy goes a-roamin
Come on, old sport you can repeat the past
Come on, old sport you can repeat the past
Understated paisley prints by Troy Costa
Understated paisley prints by Troy Costa
Mr Fitzgerald, perhaps
Mr Fitzgerald, perhaps
Faizal looking cute and dapper
Faizal looking cute and dapper
Menswear by Shantanu
Menswear by Shantanu
Menswear by Shantanu
Menswear by Shantanu
Menswear by Shantanu
Menswear by Shantanu
Randeep Hooda as embroidery eye candy
Randeep Hooda as embroidery eye candy
Nikhil Thampi’s metallics
Nikhil Thampi’s metallics
Pastels – sonzal
Pastels – sonzal
Here go the dandies…
Here go the dandies…
Geo prints
Geo prints
Debarun’s vibrant aachkin
Debarun’s vibrant aachkin
Pimp or preppy, Rajat Tangri makes us wonder
Pimp or preppy, Rajat Tangri makes us wonder
Pastel
Pastel
More geo prints
More geo prints
A cool print by Aarti Vijay Verma
A cool print by Aarti Vijay Verma

Photography: Lakme Fashion Week