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Classic Couture

Deccan Chronicle.| AJULI TULSYAN

Published on: October 16, 2023 | Updated on: October 16, 2023
Saif Ali Khan. (DC Image)

Saif Ali Khan. (DC Image)

Bollywood celebrities’ wardrobes are more than just collections of clothes; they’re expressions of style, a mirror reflecting their unique personalities. In conversation with fashion designer Raghavendra Rathore, we explore the latest global fashion trends and style choices.

3 celeb wardrobe favourites

RR: In the ever-evolving world of fashion, a few timeless elements remain. Three staples particularly define the signature styles of Bollywood stars: the Bandhgala, Jodhpur pants, and the classic white kurta. These pieces symbolize timeless style and tradition, and are intricately woven into the narrative of Indian cinema and fashion.

Flavour of the season

RR: In the dynamic realm of fashion, breeches have emerged as an essential this season, gracefully merging timeless form with modern functionality. Designers are reshaping and reinventing breeches, breaking the conventional boundaries of style. This transformation infuses new life into an age-old garment, endowing it with a fresh, youthful allure that effortlessly captivates a diverse spectrum of fashion enthusiasts.

Customised to please

RR: Celebrities lean towards well-tailored, classic styles, often opting for bespoke outfits. These garments provide a precise fit, enhancing their appearance and expressing their individual style. Their choices reflect their dedication to timeless and refined fashion, harmonizing with their public image.

Must-have party wear for men

RR: Indispensable for men are a crisp white shirt, a classic suit, pocket squares, and a tie/bowtie.

Reigning patterns and colours

RR: This season, velvets in shades like emerald, burgundy and navy take centre-stage.

Attracting attention

RR: A well-fitting suit is the epitome of sartorial elegance, and the smartest choice for making a style statement at any party or occasion.

Word of advice

RR: A suit and a bandhgala are timeless classics, and represent a wise and enduring fashion investment.

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