Donning a new attitude

Motor-racing and fashion designing might not have anything in common, but then designer Manu Srivastava has always loved taking up new challenges. That is why he formed the Delhi Automative Racing Association and help organise a host of national level events in the past. And that is why he has forayed into designing clothes for men.

``I have always loved wearing clothes. And I feel it is the attitude which is most important. Clothes must reflect the attitude of a person,'' says Manu, whose designer label created along with his wife Madhu goes by the name "Attitude''.

Catering to the ethnic men's wear segment, "Attitude'' features a range of sherwanis, jodhpuris, kurta pyjamas, long and short jackets and ethnic stoles. The design for sherwanis and jodhpuris are embroidered with fine handiwork of zardosi, dabka, resham and even Swarovski crystals.

``I have been fascinated by the majestic aura of the Indian Maharajas and this is reflected in my creations,'' says Manu, who has the Nawab of Pataudi, Atul Wasan and Kirti Azad among his list of patrons.

Outlining the trends of this season, Manu says long and short jacket in pastel shades with light embroidery are in vogue with bright electric ones for the flamboyant. Especially made for grooms who have come a long way from the staid achkans and jodhpuries, they accentuate the non-assuming look.

By Kannan K.

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