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Few names in fashion conjure up a blend of East & West in fine couture creations. With the brand like B. Gangaram, a subdued, sensual, European kind of simplicity is delivered via almost any product imaginable to the modern fashion-conscious mind, with years of family tradition the brand of B. Gangaram is practically a household name on the Durban fashion scene.
In continuing with its rich legacy, Durban fashion enthusiasts will see the fashionista family expanding with a new store opening. The B. Gangaram Emporium is set to open on November 1, 2013 at the Palms Complex opposite Gateway Theater of Shopping. The Emporium will cater for men who prefer the classic look and for a man who thinks young and creatively.
According to store owner & chief designer Prasheen Bhagwan, the image and style of B.Gangaram Emporium is in the detail of the designs to achieve the spirit and soul of the fashion conscious men who desire quality apparel that exudes style in their masculinity.
The inspiration behind the store is very Italian and aimed at offering men a one-stop designer store where they can get anything from a custom handkerchief, lounge chino’s to a perfect-fit dressed suit.
“We will be able to style and design your attire for any occasion couple with style advice so you will be able to look your best for any function,” he comments. Customers will be taken through the store by a stylist who will offer them advice in creating their look and ensure the outcome is as if they have stepped off the catwalk ramp of the Lakme or Milan Fashion Week.
The new B. Gangaram Emporium will also cater for everyday wear to classic suits from medium to high-end clientele. The sophisticated store is designed in a modern contemporary style to ensure that you have an enjoyable and relaxed experience while shopping.
Some definitions of Indian clothing you should know…
Sherwanis are a close fitting jacket like garment, of knee length, with a Nehru collar, which buttons all the way down the front. They are usually worn with tight fitting churidar trousers in a contrasting colour and with a long shawl draped over one or variety of colours and embroidery design from minimal to absolutely gaudy-to mix and match your style of dressing.
Jodhpuri Suit is similar to the western suit, except that the jacket has a short collar, which is usually fastened at the neck and is worn with matching formal trousers. It can be worn with a shirt under necked in a matching or contrasting colour or even a round-neck close fitting top. Many Jodhpuri suits come with waistcoats, which are carefully coordinated to complement the outfit. Jodhpuri suits are designed using varying degrees of embroidery to add ethnic style and individuality to the suit. For those men that want an outfit that combines an eastern personality with a western look, the Jodhpuri is the ideal option and will make you look incredibly elegant and stylish.
Kurta Pyjamas: long tunics of knee length worn over trousers in a matching or contrasting colour. A short sleeved or long sleeved over coat, which contrasts with the outfit or a long scarf in contrasting colours, draped over one or both the shoulders, typically identifies them. Most common type of trouser we style with this type of kurta is the churidar, a very tight trouser that is cut longer in length than required with excess cuffing at the bottom. The sheer variety of colours, styles and cuts means that you’re bound to find something that we at B. Gangaram offer you to make you look elegantly Groomed.
Khes or Dupatta: The Khes or shawl is a long scarf with tassels at both ends, which is typically worn with Sherwanis & Kurta Pyjamas. They can be worn in a number of ways either draped stylishly over the shoulder or around the neck. An emerging trend thatwe at B. Gangaram suggest is to drape the shawl over the left shoulder, take it behind the back and drape it over the right arm.
Contact the store here on +27 31 306 1912 or email