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FINALLY! Something for the men at LFW

August 25, 2013 16:39 IST

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Sharp suits, smart jackets, bowler hats... Troy Costa turns to the '30s and produces a smart menswear line.

Mumbai designer Troy Costa turned to the expert tailoring of the 1930s British tailoring in his collection The London Eye at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2013 in Mumbai.

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Costa was inspired by the Mark Gertler painting Merry Go Round and used waterproof thread, alternation and colour intarsia. So you had brightly coloured jackets worn with wildly printed shirts and slim denim jeans or coloured pants.

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The double-breasted jacket has been making a slow but steady comeback on to the ramps. Amit Ranajan (centre) wears a checked variant while the classic black albeit buttoned down version is seen on the right.

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Colours were revitalised with Monaco blue being a favourite, along with ecru, poppy red, orange and yellow some with bold flower prints, while the fabrics were linen and classic suiting.

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The classic three piece suit. Need we say more?

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Another interesting bit about the show was the Shillong Chamber Choir, who turned into flash singers and rose from the audience to keep the foot-tapping music going as the second section started.

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Troy's collection was influenced by the bespoke tailoring of the '30s and '40s and featured perfectly constructed suits, recreating the era of classic men's wear.

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Also featured were turn-up trousers, two-toned brocade jackets, tuxedoes in textured velvets or striped suitings.

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Classy footwear -- brogue, spectators, tuxedo slippers, tasseled or toggled moccasins and brogue wedges -- completed the look.

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Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui closed the show for Troy Costa in a black tuxedo with a printed velvet bow-tie. 

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Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Troy Costa soak in the applause at the end of the show.

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