It was an eloquent start to Day 2 of Van Heusen + GQ Fashion Nights. Renowned designer Rajesh Pratap Singh showcased his Autumn/Winter 2015 collection that combined modern with traditional in an understated design aesthetic.
Drawing inspiration from his Indian roots to craft artisanal garments that stand apart, the collection was built with fabrics woven on vintage hand looms with faultlessly clean lines, careful detailing and international silhouettes. Giving the presentation a global appeal yet keeping it passionately Indian, woven stainless steel and copper wires in satin weaves, assymetric checks and stripes in natural indigo dyed gingham and window pane checks in wool ikats were used. The collection brought about a fresh breath of change with draped tunics replacing the classic men’s shirts, androgynous oversized women’s suits and jackets in woven metal. Also, convertible lapels and asymmetry was applied freely to all the classic Indian silhouettes.
Talking about his inspiration for the collection, Rajesh Pratap Singh said, “I do a lot of fabric innovation and the collection is all about that. It’s about mixing classic Indian silhouettes and twisting them into a very modern contemporary voice. I am delighted to be a part of Van Heusen + GQ Fashion Nights. It’s an event that was waiting to happen. It gives the menswear designers a great platform to showcase their talent.”