Shantanu & Nikhil create couture collection for Van Heusen
Design duo Shantanu & Nikhil have created a couture collection of men’s formal wear for the clothing brand Van Heusen which has launched in stores across India.
Inspired by Indian and Moroccan aesthetics, designers Shantanu and Nikhil Mehra have collaborated with Van Heusen on an exclusive collection which features an array of made-to-measure men’s suits with both traditional and western silhouettes. Tailoring is kept slimline as the collection is aimed at a millennial audience. The colour palette features deep blues and aubergine with some traditional prints in the mix.
One standout traditional wear piece is an ivory Bandh Gala jacket that features metallic brocade and a classic high collar. The western wear suits are also striking with military-esque armbands and clean lines.
The brand has also recently launched its Raj Kumari collection based on the narrative of a modern day, millennial heroine. Featuring women’s occasion wear, the capsule collection reflects how the designers see millennials today, they recently told Elle India.
Shantanu & Nikhil was founded in 2000 by brothers Shantanu and Nikhil Mehra and comprises three lines, a couture line, “drape” line, and accessories line. The brand has flagship stores in several metros including in New Delhi, Mumbai, and Hyderabad.
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