With the onset of the festive season, Neel Sutra proudly presents a new chapter in thebook of tradition and design: The Gentleman’s Club.Gone are the days of black ties and boat shoes, this season Neel Sutra endeavors tobind fashion with culture, by revamping men’s clothing with an ethnic flair.THINKACTLOVESPEAKDRESSLIKE AGENTLEMANFEATURING:Arjun SalujaDhruv KapoorAntar AgniSawan GandhiAjay KumarABOUT NEEL SUTRANeel Sutra is a concept store that brings to fore the beauty of human workmanshipand weaves from the roots of India. It is an unmatched curated experience wherepurity meets innovation, tradition meets experimentation and artistry meets design.Dhruv Kapoor:Dhruv Kapoor offers a rebellious take on dressing-up by combining extremes such ascouture and refined experimentalism. Diverse inspirations, balance of extremes,cultural references and twisted modernity come together unexpectedly. The brand laysits foundation on quality, diversity with aesthetics derived from sportswear alwaysmaintaining wearability. Each collection combines textiles produced in- house,imported technologically advanced material along with handcrafted embroideries anda mix of surfaces.Ajay Kumar: Benares – Golden Dawn of Time EternalBenares’ edifice is the source of all colour in life. The saffron golden hue is a pivotalto our story as it carries forth the beauty and spiritual ardor of the sacred city while,marigold yellow, green betel leaf, red sindoor, blue aqua and black smoke are coloursabsorbed from the ambience of the reverberant city. The prints are inspired from theskyline of soot-darkened temple backdrop, the waves of the holy Ganges, the grace ofthe Marigold and Lotus flower resulting in a geometric floral blocking ofmultitudinous prints, creating a fusion of opposites symbolising suffering andliberation, birth and death, sacred rituals and the unfolding of daily life.Benares is timeless yet modern as it is translated through the reflections of fabricssuch as khaki silk, handmade cotton, gold tissue silk, luxe cotton and linen; essayingthe evocative path one takes from one’s transition from prosaic to divine. Reworkingheritage Indian dressing and putting it in a contemporary mold has been at the core ofthe brand. This romance with Benares echoes through these contemporary Indiansilhouettes Cape Coats, Wrap-over trousers, long tunic shirts, kilts and cowl shirts.Arjun Saluja: DissonanceBreak the song. We say. That jarring note that also makes music. Our age is ofcheckpoints. As we stop at each, we demolish the previous notes and introduce newrhythms. We scratch on the vinyl records. We take the note higher. We mix it to digfrom the soul the cry for freedom. Here we have used dissonance in structures anddrapes. The idea of deconstructing the classic silhouettes to create a new form. This isan attempt to break away from imagined realities.We have taken primal instincts, merged them with traditions that are societalconstructs to create an expression that is unequivocally unique. The colours play as amuted background through this nomadic journey. The prints react to the geometry ofour lives that is always disjointed.The embellishment are the vocabulary of our romance with the fictional memory,which the world calls “history “.Fabrics and textures are juxtaposed to celebrate the agony and the persistence of thatscratching sounds that we find so erotic.We say let love be the cure. But love your own way. Break the song. This is an ode todissonance.Antar Agni:The new festive collection is a wave of energy, as this time around we are pushing ourboundaries and doing the excess. The curation of a full black collection is how wedefine the use of more, alongside with hints of metal and silhouettes that are sharp andedgy, breaking the barriers of predictability as every layer unfolds itself one after theother.Sawan Gandhi:Sawan Gandhi is a Delhi based designer who designs both Pret and Haute Couture.His designs are seeped in tradition and draws inspiration from India’s rich culturalheritage .His clothes have a timeless quality and are reminiscent of an era gone by.His garments are known for their intricate embroidery with traditional motifs andamazing cuts and fall to exude an aura of Royalty.A traditionalist at heart he blends both modern and traditional styles with ease to suitthe modern man yet retaining his signature style and sensibility.
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