Designer Kunal Rawal’s first-ever digital show ‘Hide & Seek’ explores beautifully democratic menswear – creating drama through simplicity and attention to detail.
Kunal Rawal Opened Day 5 of India Couture Week’20 saw the trend aping with shirts teamed with bandhgalas, blazers layered over kurtas and cropped embroidered jackets over dhotis and kurtas.
The designer strongly believes, with couture and especially the kind of look the patrons enjoy, “We decided to take the opportunity and enhance the deeper nuances and detailing of a couture piece through this collection.” This follows a similar take to the brand’s most recognized elements while shifting focus to an intimate showcase of the craft and hand-worked detailing. The collection celebrates the legacy of Indian handcraft in a unique way and displays its signature style of – comfort meets luxury.
The silhouettes are dominated by body contouring styles, cuts that shape the body achieving a clean and lean look while adhering to the tone on tone sensibilities of the label. Continuing the tryst with the richest form of embroideries like french knots, the brand has created patterns that rise up to form a three dimensional visual illuminated with highlights that are ideal for every man’s festive needs.
This collection highlights a wide array of options to choose and match one’s personality, mood and body type. The designer provides keen attention to unique techniques for garment construction such as deconstruction and mock layering – where separates can be broken up and worn in multiple ways. He adds, “Body cheat patterns and fits are some of the signature touches that remain true to the brand since the start.” Men can create multiple looks with every garment. The pieces intricately hand detailed, even if the look is tonal.