As weddings get more sophisticated, the sole focus on just the bride’s attire at weddings has begun to look outdated. Today, men are also making the effort to look every bit the star at their own weddings, upping the glamour quotient to a different level. Whether you plan on channeling your inner maharaja in a Bandhgala or professing a love for color in an indo-western kurta, you’re spoilt for choice in this selection of the absolute best grooms wear designers.
1. Raghavendra Rathore
You can trust Raghavendra Rathore for classic elegance and minimalist chic. If you’re looking for a timeless piece for your big day, we suggest his bespoke services. Rathore’s Bridal Collection features sumptuous sherwanis and bandhgalas in classic blues, white, gold and blush tones that bring a very masculine sophistication to any silhouette.
2. Sabyasachi Mukherjee
A favourite with all brides-to-be, Sabyasachi Mukherjee’s designs evoke the grandeur and splendour of India using intricate detailing and gorgeous fabrics. If you would like to wear a piece of art, then choose a sophisticated, light kurta pattern from his Festive Kurtas Winter Weddings 2016 or a heavily embroidered bandhgala/sherwani from the Heritage Couture 2016 collections. You will truly look like an Indian prince.
3. Manish Malhotra
Manish Malhotra is all things contemporary and cool. He plays with colour, cuts, fabric, adding piques of interest and unusual elements to enhance an edgy personality. His latest menswear collection t India Couture Week 2016 was an ode to Persian masculinity. The collection features velvet sherwanis, brocade kurtas and short, checkered jackets that juxtapose modern sensibilities with old world charm.
4. Kunal Rawal
Fashion designer Kunal Rawal has earned his reputation as a quirky menswear designer with his bold choices in colour, innovative cuts and the use of unusual fabric in traditional design. If you want a fresh perspective on your wedding attire, you’re best off wearing a Pathani Kurta or a Bundi Jacket from his latest collection ‘Role Play’ that featured in the Lakme India Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2016.
5. SS Homme
SS Homme has a contemporary take on traditional sherwanis and jackets. Their couture 2016 collection is inspired by the Ottoman era and reflects its rich aesthetics by using opulent fabric and embellishments in each design. If you’re looking for something traditional with a subtle nod to modernity, this is the store for you.
6. JJ Valaya
Master craftsman JJ Valaya remains India’s King of Couture. His menswear design aesthetics celebrate the rich, layered Indian culture and are perfect for the groom who loves the traditional Indian aesthetics. His collection at the Amazon Indian Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2017 featured some of the season’s finest metallic and printed sherwanis, kurtas and turbans in solid colours that celebrate heirloom India in all its glory.
For modern grooms who want to be au courant and on par with the fashion brigade, Benzer is your answer. Whether you want a traditional sherwani or a floral printed cropped jacket, their range is all encompassing. The 2017 Menswear Collection is equipped with the most modern silhouettes, edgy prints and gorgeous brocade work and you’ll probably have trouble picking up just one outfit for your big day!
Manyavar has a commanding retail presence: 400 stores that include 60 flagship outlets and 12 international stores. The brand offers traditional ensembles with a grooms wear collection that includes exquisite sherwanis, indo-western attire, bandhgalas, jackets, kurtas and a varied range of well-designed accessories. The sherwanis and indo-western clothes feature embroidery and sequin work, guaranteed make you sparkle at your wedding. Just remember, don’t steal all the glory from the bride!
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9. Anita Dongre
Yes, Anita Dongre does menswear too! Dongre started her menswear collection in 2012 and has gone from strength to strength with a varied range of beautifully handcrafted sherwanis, dhoti kurtas, anoraks, cropped jackets among other groomswear essentials. If you’re looking for muted hues of red, cream, whites and golden then you will love her collection.
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10. Rohit Bal
So what if you’re getting hitched – at least you can wear the ‘Bad Boy’ of Indian fashion to the wedding. Rohit Bal brings grandeur and a touch of delicious decadence to his groomswear and is perfect for the groom looking to express his sense of style. Bal plays with design aesthetic, fabric and silhouettes. His latest collection, Kehkashan, played out at the Indian Couture Week 2016 and was inspired by the aristocracy of the Czars of Russia; baroque prints and floral designs on long jackets and sherwanis. Bal will truly ensure you are the centre of attention at your wedding.
For many more such Grooms wear inspiration, do check out our Groom’s Wardrobe Album on Facebook.