Imploring the long-fought riddance of a rigid mould in the portrayal of mainstream masculinity, Gucci brings in a cathartic fluidity for a man who celebrates vulnerability. Connecting his emotional dynamism and tumult to the cornerstone of fashion, this man brews philosophy while nature concocts calamity, and they meet at the altar of this limitless territory of design.
Heart of eruption
Michele was once quoted saying, “We are the Doctor Frankenstein of our lives.” Caged, vulnerable but indignant, our own burning minds melt the ground beneath our feet and turn them into a furnace of our nascent desires. The self-embroidered intricacies and the gleaming texture yearns for what lies willfully hidden to the conscious mind of a man
Veins of tornadoes
Reminiscent of how Gene Kelly turned around the visual narrative of the innocent depiction of following the heart, we imagined out loud, what a paradox it is for a man who is caught in a delirium to be provoked by a gushing hurricane. Drenched in a dreamy peach and rich black, could the elegance of his titillated block heels act as a rescue operation?
Chromosome of floods
Eclectic metallic prints and a flair for stark contours grimly come together with the acquiescence of stilled waters, breaking through the doors symbolic of emotional boundaries. It is only after social divisions are torn down can pliancy be borrowed for a man’s mind
Eye of the storm
A self-adjudged and sentenced recluse, the overtly masculine man veils his deep-rooted need to bloom and embrace a version of himself that is truly unabashed. Bedazzling, vintage florals could be his respite, but he’s caught in his own whirling contradictions
The autumn of youth is the demise of impulse and we often find virility as a victim of the same. The attire, thus, comes together as a showcase of how a new leaf of thought is harvested when the birthplace of convention is, quite literally, blown away. Vintage golds and a moody blue — it’s just the empire state of mind.
PHOTOGRAPHER: APPURVA SHAH
CONCEPT & DIRECTION: ANISHA KALYANI
ART DIRECTOR: TANVI SHAH
FASHION EDITOR: NEELANGANA VASUDEVA
HAIR & MAKE-UP: JEAN-CLAUDE BIGUINE
TALENT: RAHI CHADDA