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Boat Brought The Exciting New Kunal Rawal Collection To Centre Stage At Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2019

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When a well-known audio brand teams up with a fashion popular designer known for his very exciting style sensibilities for men, the result had to be a fast-paced visual swinging presentation.

boAt, the brand that wants people to plug into nirvana, brought Kunal Rawal’s “Future Past 2019” collection to centre stage at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2019.

Model walks the ramp
Model walks the ramp

When one thinks of a great lifestyle brand then boAt is what makes life truly exciting. The brand deals in fashionable consumer electronics like earphones, head phones, speakers, travel chargers and premium rugged cables that are all ideal for the daily lifestyle of the millennials. The brand has almost turned into a fashion accessory that would definitely complement a designer’s collection.

boAt – a lifestyle brand that deals in fashionable consumer electronics collaborated with designer Kunal Rawal – a label that speaks to a new age, multicultural and world aware audience launched the ‘boAt X Kunal Rawal’ collection – a limited edition range of headphones and earphones at the Lakmé Fashion Week. Breaking the norm, the models sported boAt accessories like headphones and Bluetooth speakers along with designer Kunal Rawal’s latest collection inspired by the idea of Future Past.

Model walks the ramp
Model walks the ramp

On the collaboration announcement Aman Gupta, Co-founder, boAt, commented, “At boAt, we aim at curating sound experiences that resonate with your individual rhythm, beat and style and the collaboration with Lakmé Fashion Week has given us the ideal platform to launch the ‘collection’ which is high on fashion, style and performance. Kunal known for his versatile contemporary style has designed the limited edition ‘boAt X Kunal Rawal’ collection. The designs by him are refreshing and inspiring, which is completely in sync with boAt’s philosophy.”

Sharing excitement on the showcase of his new collection, designer Kunal Rawal said, “My collection this season blurs the lines between modernity and traditionalism with the theme ‘Future Past’. I am super excited to present my collection at Lakméé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2019 in collaboration with boAt. I draw inspiration from the world around me and a major part of that world is music. The big similarity between fashion and music is that they’re both expressions of one’s passion and interests, which makes this association so interesting.”

Model walks the ramp
Model walks the ramp

KUNAL RAWAL GAVE THE SUMMER/RESORT 2019 SEASON AT LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK AN INTERESTING FASHION DIRECTION

 “Future Past 2019” was the title of Kunal Rawal’s Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2019, when the designer merged tradition with millennial touches and offered an integrated design solution to the men’s wear wardrobe. There was a touch of “Neo Traditionalism”, which was superbly combined to create an exciting wardrobe for the stylish male dresser.

Motifs and silhouettes brought to the fashion charts, a new style direction.  Bringing in a novel concept of lines and dots that interpreted the idea of Morse coding, Kunal also drew inspiration from heritage archives. Tradition came in the form of Indian handlooms that worked really well for the cool hoodies and the comfy kurta over-shirts. A few more craft touches included India’s favourite Bandhani that was seen in innovative cubes and checks designs, instead of the conventional dots.

Aditya Roy Kapur
Aditya Roy Kapur

The Bandhgala came in a variety of options, worn over shirts and kurtas, while the waistcoat too, made an appearance under jackets, over-shirts and kurtas. Sherwanis went unconventional with curved hemlines and the layering of shirt, waistcoat, kurta and trousers was practical. The silhouettes were fitted with tight ankle length trousers, setting a trend for the coming season. The lapel-cum-hoodie shirt, jacket and Bandhgala variations too, were interesting.

The colour card stayed on the masculine track with white, brown, beige, maroon, ivory, deep purple and black. Mild quilting looked good for waistcoats and bundies, while sleeveless long shirts over kurtas offered an Indo-west fusion story. Sparkle appeared for jackets, bundies and sherwanis for evening glamour.

Unique textures were an addition to the garment construction that provided a multi-functional design sensibility for the buyer. The interesting aspect about Kunal’s collection was that the pieces on the ramp could be combined with ones from the designer’s earlier collections, thus giving the wearer multiple ways of dressing.

An element of Bespoke street wear appeared for many of the outfits, which could be added to the millennial groom’s wardrobe in the form of bold prints and the distinct Kunal Rawal’s knotted forms embroidered on the outfits.

Aditya Roy Kapur
Aditya Roy Kapur

Bringing the very fast paced show that offered innumerable styles to the trendy male, it was Bollywood’s hot young star, Aditya Roy Kapur who strode on the ramp in an all-black micro-textured jacket, waistcoat with a hint of dazzle, a hoodie-option shirt and fitted trousers.

Kunal Rawal’s “Future Past 2019” was a fusion of ideal festive wear that could be termed as an anti-trend but multifunctional collection that will allow the wearer to adapt and express his individual style quotient for the coming season with his unique stamp.

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