Menswear begins the decade on a note of confidence
One of the good things about the decade past is that it brought South Asian menswear back to the limelight. With influencers leading the charge and home-grown brands pour homme delivering a deluge of options, men no longer have an excuse not to dress their best selves. Here are a few looks they’ll be rocking all season long.
This is how we do
Starting the year off with the mayoral elections, then diving into the month of the Ekushay Book Fair, and culminating in the beginning of Mujib Year, there’s no better time to flout deshi pride with contemporary ethnic wear. Even on European and North American runways, our kurtas are being re-branded as fashionable ‘mid layer garments’ and ‘long shirts’, and our coaties as band-collared vests, and our nagras have long been hybridized into dressy loafers. Why not take back the trend and own it?
Ready to relax
A big runway trend that picked up steam in the past season and continues strong for this one is the resort/beach getaway trend. With global warming hitting us hard and summer predicted to get hotter, shorts, vests, tank tops, and Cuban collars are all the rage.
Hey, it’s the 20’s again, and although the psychedelic prints and tie-dye patterns (See our print trend report) recall a more 70’s sensibility, when it comes to suits, we’re looking at the Prohibition Era with the double-breasted pinstripes making a strong comeback. That retro gangster vibe with a modern twist is an offer we can’t refuse.
If the paradigm shift that started in the late 2010’s is any indication, genderless clothing is going to be the runaway trend in the 20’s. This means our men are now sufficiently assured in their masculinity to be unafraid of soft pastels, floral patterns, and accessorizing with scarves and jewellery. While fashion has a lot of soul-searching to do, we’re sure it has a fabulous future.