With emphasis on the silhouette

With emphasis on the silhouette

Haute Style

Designer Paresh Lamba has an eye for detail and that shows in every garment he makes. His designs are never repetitive and he always manages to weave something unusual. This is precisely why Paresh has some of the top business honchos and actors coming to him to get their clothes designed.

Paresh Lamba’s latest line offers his customers a lot of variety. “We are offering red-carpet looks and club wear, with a dash of panache. There is also lounge and beach wear in soft fabrics and hues, as well as groom wear with exquisite embroidery and embellishments,” he explains. Paresh creates clothes according to each body type and ensures that the design is such that it compliments the strong points and hides the flaws in the body. “Everybody wants a good fit. How you dress speaks volumes about the person that you are,” Paresh adds. All the bright colours of summer find a place in Paresh’s designs. He designs exclusively for men and thinks that the Indian male is now slowly opening up to experimenting with different colours.

“Men still prefer black, blue and grey when it comes to formal wear but they’ve become a little more flamboyant when it comes to casual wear. I have guys asking me for casual shirts in lemon, mint green, peach and dirty pink,” says Paresh. He feels the right blend of cut, colour and design make for the perfect shirt. He thinks his strong points lie in providing good fits and his attention to the most minor of details, “A good fit can make or mar a garment. If you have, for instance, a garment complete with embellishments but a shabby fit, it takes away the whole look of the outfit,” shares Paresh. He observes that designers often tend to forget that the work on the garment must not only be flawless but there must be a certain amount of quality control from their side before it hits the market.  

Paresh feels that men want to look good but don’t realise what goes into pulling off a particular look. “A majority of the men still don’t know how to dress and they indulge in what’s called ‘virgin dressing.’ It’s only when you are exposed to a certain lifestyle that you realise what good dressing is about,” notes Paresh. 

And Paresh doesn’t forget to reiterate that accessories must complement the clothes. “Good shoes are a must. They say a lot about your character. Also, contrasting pocket squares are a new trend. Proper emphasis on ties, belts etc is also a must to get the complete picture right,” he signs off.

A Faraaz, III year BBM, Indian Academy, chose a semi-formal resort outfit comprising of a white shirt, purple pants and a purple-striped jacket. 

Punchline: “The clothes are different and the colour combination is attractive and very summery. It’s perfect for a party during the summer. 

Price: Jacket (Rs 24,995); trousers (Rs 9,995) and shirt (Rs 3,995).

Nikhil Hariwansh, second-semester MBA, Vogue

Institute of Fashion Technology, picked up a white bandi, black shirt and black and white checked Jodhpuri pants.

Punchline: “The clothes are attractive, comfortable and stylish. This outfit can be worn for a night out or to a Sunday brunch.”

Price: Bandi (Rs 7,995); shirt (Rs 2,995) and Jodhpuri pants (Rs 5,995).

Harsh C, III year BBM, Jain College, wore an off-white linen shirt with print detail and paired it with a pair of light-beige linen trousers.

Punchline: “This attire is elegant and is perfect for a hot summer afternoon. The good thing is that it can be worn both casually or, when accessorised, for a party.”

Price: Shirt (Rs 3,895) and trousers (Rs 5,495).

Syed Zohaib, I Year BBM, Jain College, chose a summery look, with a pink linen shirt and blue trousers.

Punchline: “The clothes certainly have a class and quality of their own. The
material is soft and not only feels comfortable but fits perfectly as well.”

Price: Shirt (Rs 2,495) and trousers (Rs 2,795).

Sachin Shetty, II year BBM, Jain College, picked up a military-inspired linen waistcoat and wore it with linen shorts.

Punchline: “The combination is just right for a Sunday brunch or a beach party in the summer. It’s cool, comfortable and stylish.”

Price: Waistcoat (Rs 8,995) and shorts (Rs 3,995).

Mahesh Kumar, final-year BCom, Surana College, opted for a fusion look with a dark-brown shirt, cream trousers and a dark bandi.

Punchline: “The look is comfortable — the jacket is quite stylish and the combination is attractive and just right for a formal occasion.”

Price: Bandi (Rs 8,995); shirt (Rs 4,995) and trousers (Rs 4,995).


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