Having won the International Woolmark Prize for menswear this year in January, Indian fashion designer Suket Dhir earned a place on the global fashion stage. Suket remains humble in the wake of this prize that has previously been awarded to global fashion icons such as Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld and feels not like a top designer but more like a glorified tailor.
Suket Dhir’s collections consisted of a version of present day Western menswear that had heavy Indian influence. The inspiration of Suket’s designs came from his childhood which he spent with his grandfather in the Indian state of Punjab. He recalled the memory of beautiful jackets and blazers that were passed down the generations and incorporated it in his designs. The collection consisted of tailored jackets, shirts and loose pants and the jury panel were especially impressed by Suket’s attention to detail.
Presently, the 37 year old designer is in the process of preparing his collection for stores in top cities like New York, Paris and Tokyo. However, the launch of this collection comes with its own sets of challenges. Suket is pushing through these challenges and has successfully managed to reproduce this collection for five or six stores. Suket endeavours to bring a refreshing and meaningful form of Indian fashion to the global stage and the next few months are looking to be critical for his plans.
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