A class apart
Paresh firmly believes that fashion is seasonal and the only thing that is constant in it is change. He points out that colour and silhouette, innovation of design and aesthetics are elements that complement each other.
“With each new year, there comes a relative amount of change. Fashion will always change and we need to change with it,” says Paresh.
His latest line of shirts and trousers are an interplay of prints and bold colours. Explaining why his latest collection has been designed to appear edgy and attractive, he says that every high street store and brand (big or small) is pushing the current pattern trend for all it’s worth, and Paresh has been contributing to that process in his own way.
“I don’t think it’s possible to walk down a street without seeing someone wearing bright colours, ombres and printed garments. Even accessories such as shoes, socks, belts and even watches are being matched because they are vibrant, loud and stylish. The amount of unique shapes and bold colours adding to graphic prints is constantly increasing,” he
He says that his current collection has been designed to look playful yet crisp in terms of colour palette, prints in repeats, ombres and trimming. “I have used a lot of blues and whites with bright coloured trimming for accents. The edgier take on traditionally feminine prints and colours offers a much more wearable and masculine way of incorporating these patterns into one’s current wardrobe,” he states.
He says that men don’t compromise on splurging during shopping. They pick up checked shirts, florals, and even animal prints — all of which are trending this season.
“Patterns can be an excellent way to show off individual style. Fashion rules are meant to be broken, and colour is a great example of this philosophy. Anyone can carry off a trendy look if confident,” he says. Paresh has witnessed all the dramatic changes taking place in the world of men’s fashion. In this context, he says that men have indeed become bolder in making their choices.
“Men are very brand and fashion conscious in terms of clothing and styling them with the right kind of accessories,” he explains.
Ambareesh, a final-year student of National School of Art and Design, picked up a blue printed cotton shirt and paired it with white cotton trousers.
Punchline: “The clothes certainly have a class and quality of their own. The material is soft and it not only feels comfortable but fits perfectly as well.”
Price: Shirt (Rs 4,995) and trousers (Rs 6,995).
Shaan Waseem Hilal, a second-year student of LLB, The Oxford College of Law, slipped into a yellow linen ombre shirt and matched it with a pair of white cotton shorts.
Punchline: “This is perfect for the beach. Tweak it a little and I could wear it to a party as well. The clothes aren’t boring and gives you the freedom to play around with it. It is smart and attractive.”
Price: Shirt (Rs 3,995) and shorts (Rs 4,995).
Vishal, a final-year engineering student of Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering, chose to sport a navy blue printed shirt and contrast it with mint green shorts.
Punchline: “The colours are fresh and vibrant. They represent the shades of summer and the outfit gives you a chance to experiment with accessories, especially with the shoes.”
Price: Shirt (Rs 4,995) and shorts (Rs 5,495).
Kevin Prichard, a final year student of masters in marketing and branding (overseas degree), Kellogg School of Management, sported a floral printed shirt and matched it with mustard cotton crop trousers.
Punchline: “The outfit is suave and very comfortable. The colours are fun and easy on the eye. The fabric is spot on and much like the second skin.”
Price: Shirt (Rs 4,995) and trousers (Rs 8,995).
Madhu Gowda HA, a final-year student of BA, St Josephs College of Arts and Science, picked up a ‘cobalt dobby’ shirt and paired it with white cotton trousers.
Punchline: “The outfit is extremely stylish and one that I would wear to a grand occasion. The detailing and patterning on the garment is attractive. This would be my only choice for an important occasion.”
Price: Shirt (Rs 5,495) and trousers (Rs 8,995).
Nitesh Singh Rajput, a first-year student of MBA, Christ University, chose to wear a white linen shirt with print embroidery with black Jodhpuri breeches’.
Punchline: “The shirt is truly a work of art. Despite the embroidery, it is comfortable and I don’t feel like I am wearing something very elaborate. It’s cool to wear breeches with a shirt.”
Price: Shirt (Rs 28,000) and black Jodhpuri breeches (Rs 8,995).