Bonjour Monsieur – that’s what Troy Costa called his collection, inspired by his travels to the city of Paris, at the Van Heusen + GQ Fashion Nights at Grand Hyatt.
Drawing inspiration from the majestic Eiffel Tower, Arc the Triomphe to the Love Lock Bridge in the city that signifies love, Troy presented style, quality and masculinity that were expressed through the structured silhouette and pronounced shoulders of bespoke tailoring. The audiences witnessed nostalgia as polka dots, herringbone, Prince of Wales checks, floral motifs, houndstooth, metallic details, tartan and brooch pins were brought back, albeit with a bit of modern-day twist.
Lushly trippy evening wear took on the playful subversion of ubersexual dressing. With prints influenced by Paris, Troy gave a slight twist to the classic: gillets had leather lapels, knitwear had studded 3D textures, dinner jackets had digital printing and smoking tuxedos had braid-like fastening.
Adding passion to the ensemble were studded brogue shoes and zip edge classic oxfords. A hybrid of tailoring and grandeur fabrics was on display as energy lending colours like purple, black, carbon and midnight blue, marsala, contrasting injection of orange, lacquer red, olive and ivory. Materials used were light wool, leather, velvet, denim, jacquard, lace, matelassé and cotton.
And the showstoppers were Tina Desai and Randeep Hooda.