Good For Men
There was a time not so long ago when I used to get a bit worked up when I hear that a new Indian designer is coming out with his line for men.
I think my fears stemmed from the fact that, barring just a few designers, what our guys came out with that time either meant for the circus or made a normal guy look like an abnormal ‘girl.’
For some reasons best known to them, they always chose to make effeminate creations for men – ultra fitted ones for instance – that looked really stupid on those who wore them. On them, they would then attach things that made them look even more girly. Overall, the creations used to bring utter gender confusions on the runway.
Thankfully, I saw changes happening when the first menswear week was held last year in Delhi. To be frank, I went there with preconceived notions that, first they will be boring, they would be unwearable to the extend that either they will be girly or will look like circus outfits. But when it began, I realized that designers mean business. And the vent was good.
So, while it was happening I also realized that it was a good event for men in general – not just for those who wear them or those who make them… but for some of those guys who hang around the lobby like souls without salvation (guys looking for modeling breaks).
Jokes aside, this event provided modeling opportunities for many new male faces. Guys usually are kept aside at regular fashion weeks as they always cater to women. Lakme Fashion Week started devoting a day for men swear for the last few years and then a dedicated men’s wear started happening in Delhi. Good for male models.
So good collections, good shows and good opportunities for male models. Not bad guys… let’s see what happens this time for men at the men’s wear week!