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Achkan - With and Without Embroidery

Published on February 22, 2019

The Indian fashion sphere has undergone tremendous growth and transformation over the years. But despite the many appealing trends and garments emerging, more traditional designs like the achkan remains as popular as ever. According to varying reports, contemporary consumers are increasingly favouring the achkan thanks to Bollywood celebrities like Saif Ali Khan reigniting the appreciation for all things traditional. Khan's custom wedding achkan made by our very own Raghavendra Rathore proved to be a global inspiration and dominated much of 2012. Seven years on, this classic statement piece is still continuing its rise to mainstream fashion and culture...

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Of Achkans & Bandhgalas, in Pink

Published on April 4, 2018

It is no secret that world over, men, un-admittedly, seem to have embraced the colour pink. In India, however, this affection for a feminine flavor in the gentleman’s wardrobe is a relatively new discovery for the urban, metrosexual male. Why a discovery? Simply because it must be acknowledged that long before the trendsetters dictated that pink was oh so acceptable for menswear, royalty & nobility seemed to don the colour with ease and panache...

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Achkan or Sherwani

Published on December 18, 2017

Long ago when there were no shoulder pads or structure in the way people dressed the outfit of choice in the Asian region was the Angarkha. Different versions for different states and different regions. A complex version of a Kurta, the Angarkha was the matriarch of the wardrobe. With the British invasion is an influence came the tailoring techniques that were re-adapted in India to suit the newly inculcated western minds. About the same time the camera had been invented and portraiture was the best place to make a personal expression. Personal tailoring and heirloom jewellery were accessories to this fancy upper-class fad. As personal tailors adapted the ancient Angarkha in different avatars, the Angarkha started to evolve in to two directions...

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