Ethnic Wear for Indian Men from India’s Best Designers

It is a known fact that women are the primary contributors to the fashion industry in India and around the world. Women spend billions of dollars around the world on garments and other fashion accessories but the fashion industry has steadily been expanding its market to lure in male consumers and it is safe to say that they have been pretty successful. Like anywhere else in the world, In India women bought in the major share of profits for the fashion industry and continue to do so however men are soon catching up as Indian designers are recognizing the potential and buying power of the new age Indian male whose attitude to fashion has changed and who also desires to be well dressed and appropriately dressed for different occasions. This heightened interest in fashion is the driving force for many Indian designers are who are pouring their creative energy into creating exclusive men’s wear collections for Indian men and it’s safe to say that ethnic wear is mostly the dominant force that drives Indian designers who create exquisite collections for Indian men. Read further to take an in depth look into some of the most well known names for men’s fashion in India.

Sabyasachi Mukherjee

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Anyone with even the remotest interest in Indian fashion has heard of designer extraordinaire Sabyasachi Mukherjee who is known for stunning bridal wear and groom’s wear. Yes! This is the well known Indian designer who has collaborated with fashion giants like Louboutin and has captivated critics and fans alike from his very first collection. Most people with fine tastes in ethnic men’s fashion will swear by the sense of grandeur and nostalgia that as Sabyasachi creation almost always manages to invoke. His fashion sensibilities are driven by a need to creative classic ensembles that manage to retain their appeal many years from now and this is perhaps the driving force behind all his high end groom’s wear collections. This designers men’s wear collections are mostly comprised of traditional silhouettes like the sherwani for men and bandhgala jackets however he oftens puts a contemporary spin on his ensembles. Sabyasachi Mukherjee’s latest collection of floral embroidered wedding wear for men is highly sought after and trending in a big way.

Manish Malhotra

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Manish Malhotra is one of the most well known Indian designers in India who is known for his impressive body of work which includes designing for some of the most well known contemporary Bollywood movies. Bearing in mind that Bollywood fashion often drives fashion trends amongst the common man in India, Manish Malhotra can largely credited for the way Indians dress. A manish Malhotra creation is the perfect symbiosis of ethnic and western wear elements and his men’s wear ensembles that truly stand out are indo-western sherwanis, Nehru jackets and Bandhgala blazers that perfectly incorporate both eastern and western fashion elements.

Raghuvendra Rathore

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Subtlety and class is truly the driving force behind Raghuvendra Rathore’s exclusive men’s wear creations and this a rare trait considering embellishments and embroidery are often the highlights in other designer’s collections. Raghuvendra Rathore gets his fame and A list clientele by catering to those with subtle and classic tastes in men’s wear.

 

Six Times Bollywood Stars Looked Dapper in a Nehru Jacket

Bollywood stars often dictate what is trending and what is not in India and according to fashion photographers, page 3 photographs and star selfies make it apparent that the Nehru jacket is trending in a big way. The Nehru Jacket gets it name from the first Prime Minister of India; Jawaharlal Nehru who wore this garment and made it popular. For a while this jacket went of the radar however current fashion trends dictate that the Nehru Jacket or Jawahar Blazer is back in a big way. This is reflected by the stars that have recently been photographed at red carpet events sporting this jacket. Here is our list of the top six times Bollywood men have looked dapper in Nehru Jackets.

Rohit Shetty in a Nehru Jacket

Rohit Shetty in a Nehru Jacket

Unlike most directors who prefer to stay behind the camera, Rohit Shetty who has directed films such as the mega earning block busters Singham and Golmaal is name to reckon with who has also hosted the popular reality show Khatron Ka Khiladi. Here Rohit was photographed wearing a complete Indian ensemble, pairing a high sheen blue kurta pyjama with the dapper Nehru jacket. Apparently this powerhouse of talent is equally fashion forward.

Ranbir Kapoor in a Nehru Jacket during the Promotions of a Movie in New York

Ranbir Kapoor in a Nehru Jacket during the Promotions of a Movie in New York

Ranbir Kapoor who look good in almost anything; remember him in boxers in Wake up Sid, looks dapper in this black floral pattern embroidered Nehru jacket during the promotion of a movie in New York. This picture was taken when the cast and crew of Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani celebrated Diwali in New York City and Ranbir totally compliments his co-star Deepika Padukone, seen here in a traditional avatar.

Shahid Kapoor in a Gold Nehru Jacket

Shahid Kapoor in a Gold Nehru Jacket

In this fashion photo shoot picture, the dapper Shahid Kapoor looks like a million bucks in a Nehru Jacket. This talented Star is known for his award winning performances in movies like Haidar and Kaminey. Shahid Kapoor is also a professional dancer who started his career as a member of the Shaimak Davar dance troupe.

Ritesh Deshmukh is often photographed in Nehru Jackets at Red Carpet Events

Ritesh Deshmukh is often photographed in Nehru Jackets at Red Carpet Events

Ritesh Deshmukh who has created a name for himself as an actor with great comic timing in movies like Kya Kool Hai Hum and Houseful perhaps favors the Nehru Jacket more than anyone else. The actor is often photographed wearing Nehru jacket at red carpet events and has even walked the fashion runway in ethnic wear for men.

Fawad Khan in a Nehru Jacket

Fawad Khan in a Nehru Jacket

This Pakistani star who is currently enjoying critical acclaim in the movie Kapoor and Sons first came to the attention of the Indian media with his role of an Indian prince in the movie Khoobsurat. Photographed here during the promotions of the movie Khoobsurat, Fawad Khan stays true to his character in the movie and looks like a million dollar prince. Here hoping we see more fashion and cinematic brilliance from Fawad Khan.