Tuesday, February 23, 2016

4 New Menswear Designers from India!

Fashion for Indian men is mostly related to women. Confused? Well it means that the men think fashion (unrelated term) is not for them at all. Here we are not discussing about festive or occasion wear or even seasonal ramp wear rather some basic day to day wear. More perplexing, right? Mostly sticking to formals in shades of black, white, greys and blue, I really think its high time that the men starts to explore a bit. And lets not forget that there are few who need help while shopping their regular wear.  ah! Now thats another post I assume!

With brand like FabIndia, Khadi Bhandar opening up lots of possibilities in colors, mix and match specially in traditional wear segment, the western side too heating up thanks to brands like UCB, Zara, Forever21 and many invading the Indian market. The choices are many for sure.

While browsing and looking for a change I bumped into many up coming menswear brands/designers catering to casual, semi-casual and Indian look for the experimenting men.

Over to these Fantastic Four!

1. Antar Agni by Ujjwal Dubey https://www.facebook.com/antaragnibyujjawaldubey/?fref=ts 

It was love at first sight with his collection. It was also like I have already seen something like this before. In my thoughts. Or dreams. Launched at the LFW 14 in GenNext, Ujjawal Dubey took the space easily as the new talent to watch out for. The collection, which got sold-out, consists of wonderful mix of dhoti intertwined with pant, kurta camouflaging with a shirt with isometrical cuts and style just like a beautiful marriage of two different personalities. His collection is for those who loves experimenting with ease.

He believes in exploring and making garments at their natural best. Khadi Cottons are his most favourites. aimed to create a fashionable balance, Ujjwal plays with natural pastel hues but his blacks dominates the collection.

In their dhoti/arabian style pants

Ujjawal Dubey at LFW 2015

2. The Pot Plant - http://thepotplant.in/mens-wear/ 

Me in one of their cotton shirts.

Their add to detail buttons are just gorgeous

Started by Resham Karmchandani and Sanya Suri, both grads from The Pearl Academy, New Delhi co-founded the brand to realise their dream of making cotton the essential textile. Their love for repurposing materials, handwoven textile and natural fabrics just makes them as a 'must-have' into your wardrobe.

I bumped into them at an event in Mumbai and instantly fell in love with the texture and style and now proudly owns a custom made shirt by them.

3. Tath https://www.facebook.com/tatbydesign/?fref=nf 

A Mumbai based menswear brand launched in December 2013. The proud owner of the brand Prasad Ramamurthy uses traditional Indian techniques to create modern easy breezy collection exclusive for men.

Made again mostly in cottons, Prasad insists on easy cuts and breathable fits. His placement of pockets are on the shirts are very interesting.

He mostly sells through exhibitions or via his FB page.


Artist Syed Ali Arif in his creation

Barely three months old, Preetham Jukalker (the brand goes by the same name) has taken the womenswear and menswear by storm. Dedicated strictly to Andhra Ikat, his brand consist of clothes which are easy breezy. 

Hailing from Hyderabad, Preetham was into heavy embellishment kids wear that he used to supply to a store in Mangalore. All this while living in Mumbai for a brief time before he got his calling back home and decided to put up a workshop to shift from glamorous wear to everyday sustainable contemporary wear.

He works closely with the textile and handloom industry allover to bring back the lost glory of cotton to where it belongs!

This brings us to an end, not literally thou, as we are hoping to see many designer gets into making interesting style for men which are easily wearable as well.

Have a sneak peek at what I love to see the men adorn, before signing off:


  1. Nice pictures collection about menswear. please share more collection these type its very good.
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  2. thanks a lot Mustafa for your kind words

  3. Beautiful ! Thanks for shearing with us .

  4. Thank you so much for such appreciation arif

  5. Glad you liked it Xecon and Preetham you deserve it all baby!

  6. Really so lovely Mens wear fashion, I like to share indian mens wear collection.

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