Kunal Rawal’s Winter/Festive’19 collection “CONFLUENCE” unveiled at the 20th year of Lakme India Fashion Week
The eccentricity of the new collection is inspired from the thought of versatility and new age grooms. Merging tradition with millennial, Kunal presents an exciting design solution to the men’s wear wardrobe!
Confluence, the name is inspired by various elements of the collection such as rock and roll, grunge, military rodeo; a clash of few world’s that come together seamlessly.
An element of bespoke streetwear with motifs like rocket rose etc. deconstructed silhouettes and technical baraat kurtas target the contemporary pulse. The play of cuts and patterns and garment construction creates multi-utility in every garment.
This season comes up with elements which have never been seen before. Inspiration from heritage archives comes in the form of Indian handlooms for the kurta over-shirts. Craft touches includes embroidery giving the ordinary function a new avatar with texture play, combining digital prints with embroidery for the first time.
For the first time, metal detailing is presented in the traditional wear, for e.g adding functional metal clasps with our bundi giving a liveliness and class to the look.
The Bandhgala comes in a variety of options, worn over shirts and kurtas. Sherwanis with curved hemlines that cheat the silhouette and the layering of shirt, waistcoat, kurta and trousers. Fitted with tight ankle length trousers, tailored bottoms will set a trend for the coming season.
The rodeo grunge is reflected in distressed styles with layered cuts, extending the inspiration to the finer details of every look. Color palette is new and exciting infusing darker shades like cobalt going into pinks and mint.
A story behind every design, makes the collection a must have for every groom and grooms men to be. It is 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.
The runway designed by the talented Amrita Mahal, was a jamboree of live music, art and style where guitarist Randolf Correie and vocalist Rohan Mazumdar glazed the ramp with their eclectic tunes. Arjun Kapoor turned showstopper andJahaan Kapoor sashayed on the runway with swag for Kunal Rawal.
Exciting about the launch of this new collection, Kunal Rawal said, “My festive collection this season takes me back to my love for grunge and rodeo. Titled Confluence, you will witness a clash of different worlds with hints of industrial grunge, rodeo & multifunctional outfits. Modern street wear combined and our Indian roots are brought together to offer diversity to the contemporary Indian man, who is looking for versatile outfits that they could multi task in. This time we are trying to take our concept a notch deeper with the fabric and garment construction. The collection comes to life with my favorite limited edition boAt x Kunal Rawal accessories…a must have for every KR man!”