Menswear designer Kunal Anil Tanna thinks the post-pandemic wedding celebrations are set to take a classy, minimalistic turn.
He says, 'Value for money is definitely a crucial aspect to consider. Classic reinvented silhouettes in neutral tones with hints of vibrancy constructed with minimalistic subtle textures would be preferred more.'
So, here are his fashion recommendations for an experimental groom:
Post-COVID, will there be a significant shift towards more sustainable fabrics and ethically trade in wedding wardrobes for men?
Sustainability is a responsible and a more righteous concept that the fashion industry has been inclined towards even before the pandemic. Post-COVID would definitely need it to be more effectively executed. Trends would most likely swing towards ‘value for money’ design sensibilities.
The absolute classic hue that defines an intimate wedding?
Ivory is timeless. It can look pompous and intimately subtle, both at the same time.
Custom face-masks coordinating the groom’s outfit. Yay or nay?
I would much rather suggest a complimenting mask designed keeping in mind the groom’s outfit.
Sustainable fabrics for bridal wear?
The majority of Indian fabrics were meant to be woven using natural fibre, dyed in organic dyes using sustainable techniques. It most certainly needs to be revived and brought back to its original glory.
Key pieces for every experimental groom?
A mock layered silhouette kurta or tunic shirt. It's versatile and can be worn as is or teamed with another layer to suit the groom’s style.
Any tips to upcycle, restyle or reuse wedding outfits?
Upcycling is a very indulging idea for wedding outfits, especially if they are heirloom pieces handed down over generations. They have the warmth of emotions and the appeal of vintage. But the technique used to upcycle needs to balance the charm of old and the cheer for new.
Do you support the idea of rentals, second-hand buys for weddings?
In my opinion, rentals for grooms isn’t something I would recommend. It may seem to be a practical solution, but please pardon me for being old school, I feel the wedding day is an important and a special moment in one’s life.
Your take on the lehenga + blazer look that seems to be gaining popularity among men, especially on the red carpet?
An absolute NO!
The classic staple that every man must own and invest in?
Sari is to a woman, as a well-constructed achkan is to a man. This classic staple should preferably be tailored in a neutral tone fabric.
What is a must-pack item for a destination wedding?
Destination weddings are charming but one needs to be prepared for last-minute mishaps like one staple outfit backup in case of any desperate situation.