Top Funk Style Tips To Stand Out In The Crowd
Hi!BLITZ|February 2016

The incorrigible but dashing Ranveer Singh is shaking up the fashion stakes for the average Indian male. The desi homme fashion scene has not been the same since he stormed into it with shocking confidence, thumbing his nose at the fashion police doing his own thing with unabashed joy. Inspired? Ranjit Rodricks shows you some funk style tips that will make you stand out in the crowd.

Ranjit Rodricks

Two of the biggest trends in men’s accessories for 2016 are bespoke steampunk and wooden objets d’art.

“Steampunk is not a trend, it’s not fashion, it’s a style movement. It is a lifestyle. It is rooted in the Victorian era, the era of the industrial revolution, and projected in a futuristic/post-apocalyptic world. I call it retro-futuristic,” says Abhishek Basak from Delhi.

Abhishek has been designing bespoke steampunk jewellery and accessories since 2010. He reveals, “My approach to steampunk is to experiment and enrich. I draw my inspirations from Rococo, Baroque, Art Nouveau and contemporary sci-fi. What I am trying to achieve is to re-apply the romance and intrigue of the past genres into a modern context. I want to create a new attitude, a new design language, a new style statement. It is exclusive, it is complicated, it is intriguing, it is rich and it is not for everyone. I make one piece of one design and the design is never repeated,” he says of his brooches, rings, buttons, bow-ties and cuffs.

On the other hand, Mumbai-based Simrat D’Mello who retails under the label Chiria (bird, in Hindi) uses animal bones, brass pipes, fabric, glass, spikes, jute, copper and a million other things to hand create bespoke trinkets for men. Defined as ‘quirky with a vintage appeal’, Simrat’s pieces are guaranteed conversation pieces which will ensure you a place in the spotlight.

There you go, then! Easy steps to revamping your look and wardrobe for 2016. Here’s looking at you, dude!

 

Texturing on a garment is not normally taken kindly by the Indian male even though it’s eagerly sought for in wedding wear. For occasion wear, it’s hard to find something beyond a Lucknowi chikan kurta.

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