A lookbook with the royal and classic tender materials, a staple for the chilly season

The Raghavendra Rathore outfits on Diti Saha and Mohammed Iqbal spelt royal attraction. Iqbal wore a maroon cotton velvet jacket with silver handcrafted buttons paired with off-white cotton chino slim breeches. Diti regarded putting within the deep wine silk velvet jacket with vintage gold embroidery paired with a silk organza robe. “Classic with a twist of Indian heritage,” is how Rathore described his designs. Diti’s hair and make-up was stored minimal with a press release polki neckpiece to accessorise the look.

Diti regarded fairly on this Payal Singhal ensemble — a stone-studded organza ruffle high with a printed brown velvet bustier and a multicoloured floral-printed velvet cropped skirt with silver embellishment detailing, good for a brunch. Pink-peach shades, polki studs and tender, open curls accomplished the look.

Iqbal regarded dapper in a positive velvet cherry and black Vice Marshal color-block bandhgala designed with fake leather-based detailing and accessorised with a belt, all from S&N by Shantanu and Nikhil. “This colour-blocked bandhgala is an all-time perfect sartorial choice for every millennial man for an occasional evening. The new-age faux leather detailing redefines this traditional ensemble with a modern touch,” mentioned Shantanu and Nikhil.

An supreme morning look, Mohammed Iqbal regarded suave on this Payal Singhal color-splashed ikat love-print velvet bundi worn with white ikat love-print silk mul kurta and churidar.

Diti regarded occasion-prepared on this cocktail gown from Komal Sood, designed with geometric linear graphic sample on the physique together with a patchwork sew element of teal blue lycra velvet and nude lycra internet embellished with gold bugle crystals. Simple and straight hair, glitter eyes and diamond studs with a finger ring accessorised the look.

Diti regarded uber stylish in these dhoti-model velvet pants with entrance pockets and gold khadi dot design throughout, paired with a satin gray-and-black high with wrap -style detailing within the entrance, designed with embroidery work and atima-print embroidery, from Label Ritu Kumar. “The jamawar-print design has given the top a luxurious feel. It has a very rich old fabric look. This was our look for this winter,” mentioned Ritu Kumar. Diamond danglers, a finger-textured ponytail and accentuated lips and eyes in shade of brown and black accomplished the neat look.

Pictures: Pabitra Das

Models: Diti Saha and Mohammed Iqbal; Styling: Ankita Banerjee

Hair and make-up: Bhaskar Biswas and Koyel Podder; Jewellery: Sawansukha Jewellers; Location: Hyatt Regency

Designer communicate

As a model we’ve been working with velvets and woollen blended positive suiting materials for a really very long time. Velvet all the time brings in luxurious and clear cuts to a silhouette — Shantanu and Nikhil Mehra

We have been utilizing velvet persistently. We have paired it with different materials like Chanderi, organza, silk, mul. We’ve additionally integrated velvet in our bomber jackets, joggers, kurtas, kaftans. Velvet pops proper out in every single place as quickly because the air gets chilly. But in contrast to different style developments, velvet doesn’t tire. There’s all the time a brand new approach to put on it, a brand new merchandise that may be comprised of it. Velvet for me is likely one of the most subtle materials that elevates any look. Our prints on velvet convey out the shine and lustre of the material —Payal Singhal

It is the best materials that exudes regal class, old-world finesse and attraction, luxurious, formality and definition. The richness in texture surpasses all parts of design and offers a definite attraction to an apparel immediately. The velvet bandhgala assortment by the model spreads throughout menswear and womenswear. Quite a lot of tuxedos, bandhgalas, western jackets, dinner jackets silhouettes is what our velvet assortment includes of. Velvet is certainly a winter staple for one’s eveningwear wardrobe and has easy exuberance and lustre to it that’s unmatchable — Raghavendra Rathore

Every winter we use velvet for the seasonal style requirement. In India, we don’t have a really chilly winter so this works very properly. It has all the time been related to clothes for royalty for formal events. This yr we now have targeted on the jamawar story of cashmere by way of the shawls we recreated in velvet. The good half is one doesn’t want to make use of an excessive amount of embroidery on it as a result of the textile itself could be very wealthy. People now don’t need an excessive amount of embroidery even for their bridal outfits so they’re opting for velvet —Ritu Kumar

We are an occasionwear model and we affiliate intently with the luxe velvet cloth for our winter collections for its basic richness and flexibility. For Indianwear, the final word luxurious is to make use of silk velvet with positioned embellishment in sari blouses, draped veils and borders. In western silhouettes of cocktail attire, robes and fits we gravitate in the direction of crafting with lycra blends to lend motion and luxury to the structured garment — Komal Sood

We have been making iconic velvet bandhgalas, Indo-westerns and tuxedos for the longest time. We love to supply silk velvet as occasionwear for the glamorous contact of the material. For informal appears to be like, we have a tendency to make use of a top quality cotton velvet —Ratul Sood

“Velvet is rich, dynamic, versatile and adds a touch of royalty to the ensemble. It goes well with every body type. The Payal Singhal outfits are fun and flirty, so we did an effortless look. People always think velvet is about dark colours but these prints changed that notion. The Ritu Kumar outfit is an Indo-western style in velvet. The cross-bodied wrap-around top is a smart look and is wearable for various occasions.The Ratul Sood tuxedo is a little flashy but makes the mark with a bow tie, a formal look, but channels the mood for a starry night outing. Diti’s Komal Sood outfit is sexy and outgoing. It flatters the body and is a westernwear style in an amazing shade. We tried a simple look for the Shantanu & Nikhil outfit as the jacket with the belt says it all. The colour combination of Raghavendra Rathore outfits were on point. We ditched the typical lehnga-choli look and paired it with a jacket instead. Iqbal’s white trouser complemented the frame,” mentioned stylist – Ankita Banerjee.