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DONT' MISS: Vintage cycles, bomber jackets and more

Last updated on: March 25, 2013 18:24 IST

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Arjun Khanna hosted an exclusive all-menswear line at the Lakme Fashion Week. And what a show it was! Photographs by Uttam Ghosh

Minutes after concluding what was without a doubt one of the most flamboyant shows at the Lakme Fashion Week, Arjun Khanna talked about the lack of menswear shows in fashion weeks.

His displeasure was justified. It is safe to say that there is little or no fashion awareness amongst Indian men.

In it then, Khanna's line that paid a tribute to the messenger boys of yore was a bold attempt at educating the Indian male about fashion.

Khanna is a collector, restorer and curator of antique motorbikes and bicycles. Seen here is a classic vintage Raleigh.

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In the pink of fashion

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The line, Out of Sight, Out of Mind, was (as he himself puts it) the wardrobe of a fashionable cyclist.

So you had plenty of culottes, messenger bags and men's accessories that dominated the collection.


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Cut for military

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The silhouette of the Arjun Khanna man was structured.

Thus emerged on the stage, a wide variety of jackets from the bomber to the military and classic long-lapelled casuals.


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Ready for the road

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Khanna's line comes at one of the most interesting times as the bicycling culture is growing slowly but surely in the country presently.

Standing alongside this young model is Raleigh Clubman that would leave a cyclist gasping out of excitement.


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Street shopper

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The look of Khanna's designs was retro, harking back to an era when men dressed up, even if it meant having to step out to buy bread.



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War-ready

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Also prominent in the line were silhouettes and shades from the World War era as well as contemporary camouflage jackets.



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Combat commando

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The classic infantry combat jacket made stylish by Arjun Khanna.

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Cycling hero

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Model Siddharth Rawal makes a statement on two wheels.



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Safari style

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Making a comeback to the runway was Arjun Khanna's signature bandhgala sporting three almost safariesque pockets.



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Painter boy

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At the end of the show, Arjun Khanna took to the ramp in a black t-shirt completing the grunge look with what looked like a well-used and loose pair of painter's jeans.



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