Gone are those days, when symmetry was the norm to be followed when it came to garments. When it comes to symmetry, everything just seems so plain and ‘been there done that!’ Asymmetry on the other is on the rise. It’s so impressive, how applying different offsets to the axes of the boring symmetrical silhouettes can uplift the pieces to another level. The amount of stunning variations that can be achieved using asymmetry is impressive. And you must have very well seen that in quite a few of my pieces that I enjoy playing by asymmetry.
Also the festive season of Diwali is here. I’m the kind who prefers street style over something that’s too blingy. And when it comes to events like these, where there’s a lot of “occasion appropriately dressed” people, it kinda becomes mandatory to blend it. But we never just blend in, we stand out. I’ve been seeing a lot of the so called “Festive Edit” where its either something that too traditional or something that’s too dressed down. Now I wanted to do something again on the lines of a previous blog post, “Festive Fusion”, which was a fusion on Indian traditional and high street fashion. This time I’ve done something which is a fusion of Indian traditional and street style.
The key piece being a two tone asymmetric kurta by the label, Arjun Kilachand. Arjun Kilachand is Luxury Bespoke label based out of Mumbai. For me, the true essence of this label would be best described as, Modern yet Classic, Fresh yet Subtle and nothing ordinary. You will find a range of suits, bundis, kurtas, bandhgalas in addition to which the label is house to some very interesting pieces. Since it’s bespoke, the fit is impeccable. The finish is fabulous and the fabrics, luxurious. Definitely redefining, luxury bespoke menswear, this label has dressed the who’s who of the Indian film industry as well. I will be putting up the links to their social media.
Speaking of the piece in focus, it’s a beautiful navy kurta with a powder blue border. The silhouette in the front is symmetric, but the back is where all the details are. It has an overlapping asymmetric back that I absolutely fell in love with since the time I saw it at the launch of the label. Apart from it being interesting, it’s the movement of the fabric while walking around is what attracts the eye. It’s pure silk. Super soft and super comfortable. Very breathable and appropriately flowy. Given a choice, I’d get this one in every color possible.
As I had mentioned, this is to be a fusion of Indian traditional and street style. So I opted for a pair of light wash distressed denims to go with the kurta. Maintaining the kurta as the focal point, I finished off the look with blue and white corduroy slip on shoes and a classic pair of wayfarer sunglasses. Now this look in itself is very minimal. So don’t dress it down. But if you do wish to dress it up, go for a good pair of dress shoes, add an interesting time piece on your wrist or add some sleek metallic jewellery. There! You’re all sorted for your Diwali parties or festive brunches!
Make sure you check out Arjun Kilachand and fix up an appointment with them soon. I’m sure you’ll be spoilt for choice. Wishing you and your dear ones a Very Happy and Prosperous Diwali. Have a blast, but not with crackers!
Photo Credits: Rahul Gopalkrishnan
Kurta: Arjun Kilachand ( Arjun Kilachand Homme )