A wedding is not all about the bride. Though, it seems to be, for the most part. The bride is in the limelight, her garments chosen, her lipstick picked out, her shoes tried on. And all of this, at least 2 months before the date.
But we assure you, the groom is just as important! Normally, the groom’s suit or wedding sherwani is none too fancy. The same silhouettes, the same embroidery, probably the same expected-to-use color palette as well. Well, it’s 2020 and this no longer needs to hold good. He deserves just as much attention like her. And this thought seems to have crossed the minds of our country’s top fashion designers as well! So here’s a look at India’s top 10 wedding sherwani and men’s suit designers along with their work of art to help plan a little better.
1. manish malhotra
Be it straight-cut men’s suits, heavy Indian wedding sherwanis or a gorgeous blend of both, Manish Malhotra can do it all. If you’re leaning toward the western side, adding embroidery to your groom’s suit can result in a whole new look. Tone-on-tone or contrast, they both look pretty great. Just make sure you pick the right colours.
If you want something ethnic, raw-silk sherwanis with dhoti pants and a statement shawl works well.
2. TARUN TAHILIANI
Known as the king of drapes, this Indian fashion designer’s collection usually has differently draped dhoti pants or patiala salwars. Pairing this with western-cut jackets in rich fabrics like velvet along with jutis creates a whole new look that grooms can carry off with utmost confidence.
3. SHANTANU AND NIKHIL
This designer duo is known for fusing Indian traditional aesthetics with a globalized look. Their collection uses looped hems with various weaves and an uncommon color palette. Add embroidery at minimalist areas of your wedding sherwani or groom’s suit like the collar or cuffs and pull off their signature style with ease.
4. RAGHAVENDRA RATHORE
Known to produce regal Jodhpurs, jackets and bandhgalas, this Inidan fashion designer’s work comprises of clean-cuts and perfect tailoring. Team them up with dhotis for a traditional and classy look. You can also experiment with different ways of draping the dhoti. Add mojris or kolhapuris to complete your look.
Using innovative prints, colour combinations and textures, his collections of sherwani for men spell out luxury. Choose brocades or suiting fabrics in English colours and a combination of indo-western silhouettes. Don’t forget to accessorize with heavy dupattas or neck-pieces.
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So For all Grooms, take the risk and do the unexpected. Ditch the predictable and go with a style statement that’ll make you stand out. It’s your wedding after all!