Recreating the glorious days of the Raj and the beauty of the 1920’s, Raghavendra Rathore’s Royal Indian collection makes an opulent statement which he showcased at the Aamby Valley India Bridal Fashion Week. The overall silhouettes for men’s wear are lean and figure hugging.
For men’s wear the popular Bandgala jacket, which Raghavendra is renowned for, was redefined into a contemporary form and offered in a variety of looks. To create a stately image of the Maharajas of yesteryear, suiting fabrics came together in perfect unison with chiffon, silk and velvet for superbly tailored garments.
Giving men’s wear his creative touches Raghavendra had a fuchsia kurta with a purple waist coat; bundies had tiny embroidery or were splashed lavishly with gold placement work. A bright red silk Bandgala, a vibrant pink Nehru jacket/kurta combo and shimmering velvet Bandgala offered variety.
Embroidered waistcoats with Jodhpuri pants, strategically embroidered shirts and jackets, practical kurtas with embellished bundies and Bandgala jackets in vibrant shades of electric blue and royal purple silk completed the collection. Collarless jackets with gold trims, sherwanis richly embellished with intricate embroidery and the three piece Bandgala/kurta/sherwani trio in black brocade was a stately offering.
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