The quintessential Nehru jacket is the epitome of charm and elegance and hence, it is no surprise that it is the preferred choice of clothing for all those with refined tastes and a sense of classic fashion! Even designers – whether Indian or International are preferring this classic garment for its sheer simplicity and charm!
Designers Speak on the latest trend:
According to designer Malini Ramani, more and more men are buying a modish Nehru jacket or having a decorous one designed for them. It is India’s fitting answer to the western tuxedo, which has been regarded as more elegant with its length. Hence it is no surprise that popular Bollywood stars like the discerning Aamir Khan, the suave Sanjay Dutt, Saif Ali Khan and the dashing Ranbir Kapoor are also seen wearing the charming and the evergreen jacket in the recent times.
French designer Karl Lagerfeld featured his own interpretation of the Nehru jacket in his Chanel pre-fall Paris-Bombay show in December 2012 in Paris. The jacket was worn by both male and female models, which showed that not only it is a classic but it is also a versatile and fashionable piece of clothing.
According to another designer David Abraham, the suave Nehru jacket has become a fashionable trend nowadays. It has become the most elegant and an easy solution for formal wear versus the shirt and tie combination. Before, favorite choices for the jacket were black and grey. Today, as observed by designer Ritu Beri, the younger generation is doing experiments on colors and has come up with different hues and fabrics to choose from.
An advantage of the distinguished Nehru jacket is that, it can be a perfect camouflage to hide big bellies and wider hips, which is a common flaw in middle-aged men. The jacket compliments most outfits and can be easily thrown over as a trendy and stylish accessory.
The dashing Nehru jacket has seen its day in fashion in the 90’s. People change their tastes and sometimes the evergreen and the classic trends come back. Just like this exquisite jacket, which became desirable and has been noticed again by the fashion industry. Designer Ermenegildo Zegna came up with a guru suit featuring a Nehru jacket and it became a hit. Even former US president Bill Clinton donned a tuxedo partnered with a Nehru jacket.
In his fall fashion show, David Abraham has done wonders with the Nehru jacket. He paired it over a white shirt and a pinstripe vest with a silk sari or trousers. Abraham further explained that he played with the combination to show the world that traditional clothing can be substituted and turned into its contemporary version with ease and versatility.
So get your hands on the latest fashion accessory, which is none other than the very classic Nehru jacket and carry it off with some vintage style and panache! The magnificence, allure and the charisma of this garment are simply unparalleled and this fact has been proved time and again!