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Dress to the nines this holiday season: Manish Malhotra, Kenneth Cole & other fashion designers share tips to be party-ready

Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla said this season is about reinventing the classics.

Updated: Dec 13, 2019, 01.33 PM IST
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Manish Malhotra (L) and Kenneth Cole shared tips to nail the fashion game this party season.
Manish Malhotra (L) and Kenneth Cole shared tips to nail the fashion game this party season.
A great outfit can be half the job done. We’ve rounded up some of the best tips you can use this party season from the most-stylish names around.

Sneak them in - Kenneth Cole, designer
“Sneakers are not just for athletic wear anymore; you can dress them up or dress them down and that makes the sneaker a great option for so many different occasions. Wear what makes you feel good, and you will always look good as well. One of the most common mistakes I see men make when dressing up is that they take it too seriously.”

Go OTT - Nandita Mahtani, designer
“It’s all about tailored suits. Single-breasted, double-breasted, exaggerated, elegant, well-tailored suits are all big. Those who like the less formal look can opt for a suit with a wrap around, tie up belt or kimono look to keep it cool and casual. Over the top prints are here for those who want to stand out.”

While Nikhil Thampi (L) was all in favour of classics, Nandita Mahtani spoke in favour of tailored suits.
While Nikhil Thampi (L) was all in favour of classics, Nandita Mahtani spoke in favour of tailored suits.


What’s the occasion - Falguni Shane Peacock
“Your attire depends on the occasion. If you’re going to a club, keep it simple and casual, throw on a jacket, and you’re good to go. But if you’re attending a more formal, black-tie event, dress in a sharp suit. Add an element of colour and texture to your suit and it will instantly become a head turner.”
Falguni Shane Peacock said that adding an element of colour and texture to suits make it an instant head turner.
Falguni Shane Peacock said that adding an element of colour and texture to suits make it an instant head turner.

Shock ’em - Nikhil Thampi, designer
“A classic look of a white shirt paired with indigo denims is something one can never go wrong with. Overuse of a monochrome logo of a particular brand is a complete turn-off. My suggestion is to go easy with the branding. Definitely go the classic way, but don’t be afraid to experiment and shock either.”

Earthy colours - Matthew Wood, creative director, GANT
“Beige is the new grey; brown the new black. Go for an earthier colour palette that is warm and embracing, highlighted with joyful pop colours. Men should try more choices in pant silhouettes this season.”

Kunal Rawal (L) stressed on the importance of a good fit; Matthew Wood said that brown is the new black.
Kunal Rawal (L) stressed on the importance of a good fit; Matthew Wood said that brown is the new black.


Fit it fine - Kunal Rawal, designer
“A common mistake men make when it comes to dressing up is not paying attention to the fit. A good fit can transform the way a person looks — a wellfitted garment has a lot more value than what one thinks. A lot of designers are now playing with silhouette manipulation and body cheats.”

Opulence allowed - Manish Malhotra, designer
“Winter weddings are ideal for opulence and velvets. Choose darker colours, jewel tones, lots of layers, heavier embroidery and something with more bling.”

Inside Manish Malhotra’s Diwali Party: Nushrat Shimmers In Pink, Shilpa Shetty Rocks Sharar...

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A Star-Studded Diwali Bash

23 Oct, 2019
Fashion designer and entrepreneur Manish Malhotra threw a Diwali bash for his Bollywood friends at his residence in Mumbai on Monday and the biggest names from tinsel town were in attendance. Filmmakers Karan Johar, Ekta Kapoor, Tahira Kashyap, Luv Ranjan and actors Nushrat Bharucha, Pooja Hegde, Shilpa Shetty, Vaani Kapoor, Aparshakti Khurana and Sophie Choudry arrived at the party in style.The stars had a gala time at the bash as they bonded over food, drinks and played cards together. Oh, and as expected, they took plenty of selfies which are now generating a lot of buzz online. Here are some of the major highlights of the party that you may have missed.
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Think pink - Amit Aggarwal, designer
“I think hues of pink are an underrated colour in men’s fashion. Be it bright or light pink, the colour has shifted from being worn only by women. Any man that can make this colour his own will definitely stand out in a crowd.”

Amit Aggarwal said that hues of pink are an underrated colour in men’s fashion.
Amit Aggarwal said that hues of pink are an underrated colour in men’s fashion.


Little things - Shantanu & Nikhil
“Men should be more open to brighter hues in their wardrobe instead of sticking to the classics like black, blue and grey. Bright pinks, yellows, greens and blues can look chic if styled well. A statement brooch elevates an outfit for a formal event, although for a more casual look, one can always take it a notch further with a funky pair of shoes.”

Shantanu and Nikhil said that men should be more open to brighter hues in their wardrobe instead of sticking to the classics.
Shantanu and Nikhil said that men should be more open to brighter hues in their wardrobe instead of sticking to the classics.


Mix it up - Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla
“This season is all about taking classics and reinventing them with a twist of fabulous and a dash of whimsy. Whether it’s bursts of colours, jewelled jackets, embroidered pants, or oxidised jewellery, it’s about having fun with your clothes while also making a statement. Black and white is also fabulous this season — layering them, adding them, subtracting them.”
Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla said that it’s about having fun with clothes while making a statement.
Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla said that it’s about having fun with clothes while making a statement.


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