First men's fashion week kickstarts in Delhi with Bajaj show

First men's fashion week kickstarts in Delhi with Bajaj show

Bollywood actor Dino Morea and former cricketer Anil Kumble exhibiting the creations of designer Manoviraj Khosla (centre) at India Men’s Week 2009 in New Delhi on Friday. PTI

The opening day of the Van Heusen India Men's Week also saw collections of three newcomers -- Aslam Khan, Rajvi Mohan and Himmat Singh Jaipur.

"Any initiative has a high risk and high rewards, it's a kind of nervous energy. In the process you discover something and if there is mass segment available there is a possibility of venturing into other segments like a fashion week for kids in the future," brand head of Madura Garments (Van Heusen) Shivaraj Subramaniam said.

Bajaj said though it has been 22 years since he launched his label, this was his first fashion week.

"I see that the industry has moved a long way and there has been a lot of growth in the men's fashion scenario," he said.

Khan's collection, named 'Inspiration', primarily reflected a play with vibrant colours like hot pink, yellow and orange while Mohan's ensembles -- 'Presenting the Royals of Surf' -- largely drew inspiration from the beach and the cool colours and surfboards provided freshness to the show.

"Being all tired with work, I wish I could take a holiday. So, my collection portrays a man who's on a holiday, does not give a damn and just want to relax. Being a woman designing for men is the best job in the world," said Mohan.

On the other hand, Himmat Singh translated the royal world of Rajasthan with his 'Prince' collection as models sashayed wearing 'bandhgalas' and 'sherwanis' with ethnic 'pagdis' and swords for company.

"This is my first show and I have launched my ethnic collection from Rajasthan and I have tried to bring out a hidden culture and its my original presentation. I was waiting for such a platform to showcase my designs," said Singh. Model-actor Muzammil Ibrahim was the show stopper for Singh.

"I was always looking forward to walk the ramp wearing something like this, I am someone who is very precise about what I wear while walking on the ramp," Ibrahim said.