Every once in a while, you experience a moment when you feel that you’ve achieved a set benchmark! This is one such moment for me! So basically I was at Lakme Fashion Week (Winter/Festive 2015) and a particular show completely blew me away. For me that was still that time when I only hoped that I would start a menswear blog of my own. And ever since then I have wanted to collaborate with this ace menswear designer, Manish Bansal. And it’s even more special because I got to wear an outfit from the exact same collection!
Manish Bansal who studied menswear designing and worked in London for about 12 years has such a modern take on the British menswear from the early 1980’s in his ‘British Bulldog’ collection. Keeping it further British, the color palette he went for was of darker hues of blues and reds of that from the Union Jack. The incorporation of the bulldog through sequin and embroidery elevates the appeal. And not to forget that the use of felted wool and jerseys along with cotton has never been so immaculate. With silhouettes so ‘on point’ and garments with optimal yet interesting details like the bulldog and the paw motif, this collection was surely for the modern day man who likes to keep it classy and yet someone who would experiment and make it work. He even featured a felted skirt in his collection! So basically, long story short,in my opinion this collection was absolutely brilliant!
So now let’s talk about the outfit. The first thing that made me fall for this outfit is the color. Well it’s a red on black graph check pattern, that so beautifully gives an illusion of being somewhere between a red, a brown and a burgundy. So this pattern is being seen on the trousers and the three button sport jacket with a thin lapel. And the jacket has a lovely burgundy felted detail on the collar. Also there is a deep blue, longline vest with the iconic bulldog being embroidered in red and subtly detailed with sequin.
With an outfit which is already so neat I really didn’t wanna do much with the styling. Usually I say that one must have at least one focal point in the outfit, but this is an exception where the pieces of the outfit compliment each other so well and still stand out. So with the styling went super super simple and opted for brown burgundy and grey. A pair of gradient brown aviator sunglasses, a burgundy notebook, a brown wrist watch and a pair of slightly dressy, grey lace up plimsolls with a contrasting platform.
Also I really love the way the outfit fit me and the kind of easy going, dressed up but dressed down sort of a high street vibe it has. I don’t really need to tell you how obsessed I am with this look, but I hope that you guys liked it as well! I shall be putting up the links to Manish Bansal’s website and social handles down below. Do go and check out all his collections! You will fall in love with his designs!!
Photo Credits: Bhupesh Kaura
Jacket: Manish Bansal
Trousers: Manish Bansal
Vest: Manish Bansal
Sunglasses: Ray Ban
Links to Manish Bansal:
Studio Address: Manish Bansal Studio, Basement floor, 77, New Rajdhani Enclave, New Delhi- 110092