'Colour is so much part of Indian life'

'Colour is so much part of Indian life'

POPULAR TRENDS

Experimenting: Christopher Blondin DH photo by Sanya Sood

There is only little to experiment with when given a choice of only shirts, T-shirts and trousers. But there is a lot that one can do, specially this summer. French designer, Christopher Blondin Pechabrier, who was in the City recently, spoke to Metrolife about the popular trends for men this season, Indian fashion in general and the ways in which regular clothes can be made  trendy with the use of accessories.

Christopher says that the use of colour is very fashionable right now. “And the great thing is that in India, colour is already so much part of one’s life as compared to the Western countries. In Europe, people wear a lot of dark tones,” he says. “Assimilating the colour evenly in an outfit is something one can always do,” he adds. “Like a suit in a dark colour can be spiced up with some cobalt blue, green,” says Christopher.

He also pointed about the accessories that can go for this season. “Scarves in different shapes are a big rage right now. You can wear it on a shirt or use it instead of a tie. It is very subtle yet stylish,” he says. He informs that accessorising is an important part of dressing up. “The accessories need to go with your personality and attitude,” he says.
Other than scarves he informs that ‘garment wash shoes’ is another trend which is being seen everywhere. “These are made from canvas or from any  any other material which can be washed just like jeans,” he says. “These look very sophisticated and are a great fashion wear,” he informs.

Other accessories include carry bags. “These are the ones which are made from the distressed canvas material,” he says. These can be used with casual as well as formal wear. The slogan of Going Green is another reason that these have become such a rage. “Everyone is trying to use as much of natural fibres as possible and avoid the use of plastic and leather,” he says.

Christopher says that he keeps a tab on what is going on in the Indian fashion scene. “It is part of my work to know what is being done here in India,” he shares. He also talks about some of the Indian trends and designers he likes. “The use of prints on clothes is something really big and stylish. I also like the work of Manish Arora. I think he has done a great job of twisting the traditional Indian look to make it modern,” he says.

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