Being invited to a close friend or family member’s wedding is both an honour and an exciting prospect. You can’t wait to get the date in the diary, and to celebrate the union of the bride and groom with all the glitz and glamour that Indian weddings are so famous for. While the couple are frantically planning their day, your responsibility is simply to turn up and look the part.
There’s going to be many photos of the wedding, so make sure you’re looking good in what you choose to wear. To help you out a bit, we’ve chosen 5 of our favourite menswear designers of different styles to make sure you look great on such a special day. Whether you’re the father-of-the-bride (or groom!), an uncle, brother, cousin or special friend – take note!
*this is not a ranked list
1. Anita Dongre
Anita Dongre boast thirty years as a talented fashion designer, creating exquisite, couture wedding guest pieces for men and women. Her aesthetic of effortless luxury is widely renowned, and she does wonders with colour and embroidery but with a chic and modern touch.
Anita is both a vegetarian and an animal lover, which means she designs sustainable, cruelty-free clothing. Her thoughtful work with textiles is evident with every piece. With Anita Dongre, you can find a handsome look with the satisfaction of knowing it’s also sustainable and animal friendly.
2. Shyamal & Bhumika
Since it’s establishment in 2003, Shyamal & Bhumika has become one of India’s leading fashion houses. This designer duo are inspired by India’s rich heritage which is thousands of years old, preserving the colour, the artisan techniques and the luxury fabrics in order to create modern couture pieces.
The brand’s philosophy and goal is to bring ‘India to the World’, in order to bring a rich culture to the world’s stage through intricately crafter fashion.
These modern and colourful looks are perfect for brothers, cousins or friends of the bride and groom, and look great when paired with the matching female dresses.
3. Tarun Tahiliani
Tarun Tahiliani’s 2017 couture collection is consistent with his innovative and fashion-forward aesthetic. This collection, named ‘Tarkanna’ is inspired by the magic of the night’s sky, and is perfect for any wedding guest. Tahiliani is known worldwide for his ability to combine age-old Indian artisanship with the European tailored silhouette.
In 1987, Tahiliani and his wife opened the first ever multi-designer boutique in India, and since then they have enjoyed unprecedented success. We just love these classy monochrome tones cast against a neutral palette – pictured below!
4. Nasir Bespoke
Nasir Bespoke has promised luxury and perfection for over 19 years. This brand, started by the talented Nasir Ahmed Sabri, combines influences from nature with the philosophy of intricate islamic art. They specialise in both ceremonial wear for grooms, brothers, cousins, friends and fathers as well as formal suits for the reception, all with a modern touch.
At the same time, the outfits created by Nasir Bespoke are wonderfully minimalist – choosing functionality over busy embellishment. With Nasir as your designer, you will look smart and handsome, but also feel as comfortable as you do decadent.
5. Raghavendra Rathore
Raghavendra Rathore is a leading name in luxury mens wear: he has royal lineage and a family history spanning over 1200 years, which adds authenticity and heritage to the nature of his brand. His nostalgic inspiration come from his home town of Jodhpur. He combines a holistic vision of luxury and a look back to the old world regalia of Rajasthan in India, producing designs that are classic with clean and modern sensibilities.
Rathore launched his own label in 1994 after working closely with renowned designers such as Oscar de la Renta and Donna Karan in Manhattan. Rathore’s aim is to conform to global luxury standards with the classic Indian style that can be celebrated in all corners of the world.
So, with these 5 designers you have absolutely no excuse to not look your best on your loved one’s big wedding day!