Saturday 24, Oct 2020, Delhi (India)
Suket Dhir's first-ever women collection was launched at the Lotus Make-Up India Fashion Week (LMIFW) at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi. It will be available on stores from the 8th of August 2019, The collection inspired by his wife is about men's clothing in women sizes.
The well-known men’s wear designer, Suket Dhir recently took a plunge into the women’s wear and launched his latest collection “He for she.” Dhir made his big-league runway debut on the opening day of Lotus Make-Up India Fashion Week (LMIFW) at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi. This one-of-a-kind collection is soon to hit stores like Ogaan, Good Earth and Evoluzione on the 8th of August 2019. Inspired by his wife's interest in his wardrobe, Suket Dhir took to make men's wear in women's sizes. The collection has a feel of nostalgia as it inculcates his fond memories of visits to mango orchards. The jewel tones and intricate patterns remind him of his days in Banga, Punjab.
The bright accents like fuchsia, mustard featuring propelling mango trees and cherry blossom prints along with playful prints like golfing miniatures are the hallmark of his collection. Through the prints on the fabric, the designer has made an attempt to display a reinterpretation of the traditional paintings like Maharaja playing golf instead of doing Shikar amidst cherry blossom flowers and mango trees. Dhir’s work is more than a combination of fabrics or colors, it is a way of storytelling. The designer has always created work that is a mix of handloom and digitalized embellishments. While handwoven ikats have always been his trademark, he has ventured out to more funky prints in his new collection. His work very beautifully quirks-up the depiction of the age-old painting of maharajas with maharanis into doing new-age things like taking selfies and indulging themselves in the new-age sports.
Dhir’s latest collection features 24 ensembled curated to be worn as separates. The line features Slouchy pantsuits made of brocade, linen and bomber jackets refined with reversible silk lining, cashmere and Merino wool bandhgala jacket inspired by sherwani and all-black coats worn by actors in the 1990s. The designer has effortlessly managed to combine the fashion of two genders in one. The pieces of marvels start from INR 12,000 to INR 24,000 for shirts and varies from INR 38,000 to INR 88,000 for jackets.
Dhir believes “He for She” is just the beginning of the magic of fusion for him. He will soon be coming with more fun prints and some very interesting weaving innovations. The designer revealed to I Knock Fashion that the work for his next collection is still in progress, and they will be playing with Ikats, Jamdani, and Jacquards. We are eagerly waiting to be dazzled with his sequel for winter. The designer also wants to make his next collection of European market-centric.