Showcasing the amazing Autumn/Winter 2012 collection to his guests last night in one of private clubs in Knightsbridge, Manish Bansal, the talented menswear designer graduated from London College of Fashion, regards the adoption of technology in designing and producing men’s fashion garments as the very important process in his modern men’s collection. With quite a fully rounded background of Manish himself, who have experience in managing fashion business, styling, designing, and producing, his work is not only punchy enough to distinguish himself in the massive world of fashion, but also close to his targeted consumers’ fashion expectation to adopt something different and unique to make a stylish statement.
After talking with Manish last night, I have learnt how he appreciates his more than 11 years experience in learning and absorbing men’s fashion design theories, styling practises, and the very differences between what he learnt about the fashion techniques in India where he comes from. He in person would not like to categorise his collection in a frame with a boxed boundaries, for example the label in high street, or high end; however, the starting point of new AW 2012 collection from him has described adequately as the new upcoming independent luxury fashion influencer and designer through made-to-order who has the market to label himself by his amazing consistent presentation, the understanding of fashion lines and ranges, the efforts in pushing his brand out there.
The new collection itself are inspired by the theory of gamekeeper as in protection and destruction, which ironically clashes the both parties of the theory itself, by using the main checked dark coloured base to set up the whole protection atmosphere, and by adding the technology finished peacock highlighting around the shoulder and neck as the destruction, in the whole to push the boundaries of conventional menswear styles. In the collection, you can find the most interesting details on every single piece of garment, from the feather patterns and layerings on the outerwear coat, the bright coloured check patches on that jumpsuit, the golden fabric studs on the yellow shirt, they are all with some sort of peacock effect to highlight the whole look, also to form the artwork deeper protection and destruction meaning of the collection itself.
There are more AW 2012 Manish Bansal Lookbook below, and more pictures from last night’s event, including the amazing hand made luxury bow tie close-up shot from Velsvoir brothers: