Indian Groom's Wear with a Twist, by Gita Chopra
Weddings always almost end up being all about the Bride! Yes, the Groom is hardly the centre of attention and even his outfits for the various functions is a last minute task. However, there is a breed of grooms evolving who have twisted the old rules and are keen on looking as much the Prince as the bride is on looking like the perfect Princess on her D-Day. Groom's wear designer Gita Chopra gives us some insights on what are the trendy options available for men this wedding season.....
The Indian Groom is increasingly becoming involved and interested in his Wedding attire today.......does this hold true?
That is absolutely true the Indian groom is as involved with his attire as he is now in choosing his bride. The groom now looks forward to marrying a person where he is responsible for his choice and takes part in his wedding celebrations in the same spirit.
What are the trends in Groom's wear this season?
The trend is to look understated aristocratic. Fabric should be rich , colors should be saturated and the silhouette should be masculine with a hint of bright accent colors to reflect the festive spirit.
What are the fabrics, colours, prints and work that look best for a groom getting married in the winter months?
The fabrics that look elegant and suit the weather like wool and silk wool blends , rich brocades and wool jacquards with a use of bold colored silk linings and accents. The colors in vogue for this winter season weddings are the classics black, charcoal and navy for cocktail and plum, cinnamon and ivory are apt for the big day. The embellishments should be very finely detailed with the twist in the design in the cuffs, neck inserts and button holes. The use of burnt zardozi to enhance the embroidery and compliment the grooms attire.
What is the new concept of 'Indo-Western fusion' in groom's wear all about? What are the styles included in it?
Wearing a short achkan which can be teamed with straight trousers is the elegant answer to the indo-western fusion trend.
Is it a good idea for grooms at accessorize as well? If yes, what are options available for a sophisticated look?
Yes grooms can definitely enjoy wearing jewelry at the wedding function and yet look sophisticated. The classic kalgi worn on the turban can also be strung on a pearl necklace or worn as a broach. Polki and precious stone buttons on bandgalas and achkans are the best way to accessorize and there is no limit to design in them.
Can you suggest a very contemporary yet classy look for the groom for his reception?
A bandgala jacket with a velvet nehru collar and jeweled buttons teamed with jhodpuri pants or straight narrow pants is a classic contemporary yet trendy look for the reception.
Gita Chopra, Groom's Wear Designer
Gita Chopra's label resonates the sensibility of the contemporary Indian man tied firmly to his earthen roots, with eyes fixed to the sky. Her collection includes kurtas, achkans, bandgalas and waistcoats which can be worn proud to a traditional ceremony, at ease on the sidewalks of a metropolitan.
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