East Meets West In Mens
Byline Author: Sean Nero
Article Date: Sunday, November 21, 2010
The charity fund-raiser called Bombay Dreams held at the Hilton Trinidad on November 3, was to be an all female fashion presentation until the House of Jaipur decided to mix things up.
Dhisha Moorjani, the principal behind the brand, thought women in the audience deserved some eye-candy.
She made the last minute decision at a meeting of participating designers—Heather Jones, Peter Elias and Meiling—mere days before the signature production, citing that styles for the showcase were solely feminine.
As fate would have it, Moorjani's decision hit the spot. The audience loved the short, but sweet showing of ethnic menswear."The look we gave on the ramp for our men's collection for Bombay Dreams was very traditional and not usually what the typical Trini man would go for. But the response was overwhelming. The women, in particular, were raving about it," she said.
Moorjani explained that because of the growing popularity of Bollywood movies in T&T, Indian fashion was now taking centre-stage. She pointed to the fact that Indian fashion had taken the world by storm and European designers had now embraced Indian cuts and fabrics and were skilfully creating fusions of east meets west.
"Our men's collection in particular has become very popular and where traditionally it was very difficult to get the Trini man to 'come out of the box' when it came to fashion, the demands now for the ethnic look has fuelled us in (to) going all the way," Moorjani said.