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Sep 06, 2011, 09:41 IST | Promita Mukherjee

Monotones with bursts of colour and smart cuts marked the end of Day 2 at Van Heusen India Men's Week at the Delhi

Monotones with bursts of colour and smart cuts marked the end of  Day 2 at Van Heusen India Men's Week  at the Delhi

Dark grungy colours with bursts of acid pop, rock chic and smart tailoring, cropped pants and more marked the end of Day 2 of Van Huesen India Men's Week at the Capital. Leading names like Abraham & Thakore, Abhishek Gupta, Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna and Rajesh Pratap Singh shared a show while Ashish N. Soni closed the day with merry colours. Here's a recap:

Abraham & Thakore
Cropped lowers were the mainstay of their collection. There were sherwanis with cropped pajamas, Nehru jackets with cropped trousers, sleeveless jackets, shoulder flaps, houndstooth prints, checks and more.

Creations by Abraham & Thakore

The colour palette was muted -- with the tones shifting between sandy beiges, blacks, greys and whites. The designers used a lot of handloom and natural fabrics.

Abhishek Gupta

The scarf and the fedora marked this suave collection as models strutted about in stylishly knotted scarves, sometimes teaming them with fedoras.

A model in a Abhishek Gupta outfit

There were zippered jackets, bandhgalas, waistcoats, cropped jackets, crisp shirts and comfort-fit trousers, checkered pants. There were geometric details, houndstooths, lots of florals, embroideries. Blacks, greys and whites dominated the collection.

Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna
Their collection was casual yet very chic. Smart cuts were the essence of the ensembles. The trousers were either cropped or rolled up.

Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna

There were shorts, one and two button jackets, prints on sleeves, cropped denims, natty shirts. There were pipings, checks and pin stripes. Bursts of cobalt blues added zing to a colour palette that revolved around typical blacks, whites and greys.  

Rajesh Pratap Singh
Singh's clothes were all about smart layering and Gothic elements. His models came with their faces covered, wearing rust gold neckpieces, wristlets and grungy biker boots.

A model walks in a Rajesh Pratap Singh ensemble

Also, a lone woman in a suit marked his show. There were shorts, waistcoats, loose jodhpurs, sherwanis with cropped pajamas, flap jackets in handloom weaves, wool knits, pin stripes and checks. He also used a lot of polka dots, ikat and shibori.  

Ashish N Soni
Relaxed comfort was the buzzword of Soni's collection and jackets were the mainstay. There were bandhgala jackets, shawl-collared jackets, two-button jackets, linen jackets with ticket-pocket detailing, one-button with waist notched lapels jacket, pleated neck jackets, double breasted jackets, one and two button suits, suits with Italian lapels worn with shirts, shorts, trousers and loafers.

Ashish N. Soni

There were in-built bow ties to create a double lapel effect. The colour story varied from pinks, whites, aqua blues, cyan greens, fuschia pinks, navy blues, khakis with bursts of Technicolor pop like polka dots, dark purple, royal blue, coral orange and red. Fabrics
used were mostly linen.

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