Brand Talk – Stanley Kane


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inspired by the British Indie music scene, Stanley Kane perfectly represents the relationship between music and fashion. Currently one of the trendiest labels on Myntra, the brand showcases everything from chic office wear to stylish party wear. In a coversation with Style Mynt, Chris Page – design director of Stanley Kane, talks about what the brand has to offer.

What is the brand philosophy of Stanley Kane?

Stanley Kane draws upon indie music and culture; we tap into the latest trends to manufacture exclusive designs that appeal to discerning fashion-conscious young men who are tired of seeing the same old lifestyle brands. Moreover, we are dedicated to providing young guys with fast fashion every month, it’s not about seasonal clothing anymore. It’s about here and now.

Who is the Stanley Kane customer?

Young men in the 16-24 age bracket.

How does street style influence the brand?

Stanley Kane draws upon indie music and street culture, newness is the cornerstone of the brand.

Stanley Kane has done a lot of unusual prints like feathers and leaves for men’s shirts. Do you think men are experimenting more with prints now?

Washed out prints have been a key trend this AW13. Feathers and leaves were a play on camouflage, the biggest trend this season. For SS14 we will see paisley prints come through strongly. Our best selling shirt in the UK has been a one colour washed out paisley print chambray shirt.

What are the must-have styles from the brand this season and what are the key trends for men’s casual wear?

For SS14, on shirts we will see washed out paisley prints, grand dad collars, coloured washed out denim continues, jeans and chinos get tighter and narrower, retro collegiate jerseys will become a key trend along with Sports Varsity, monochrome with brights coming through for summer.

Susshhhh…..it’s her!

the first mega bonanza of the year comes in the form of a fashion chat with the ultimate diva, Sushmita Sen. I met Sen at the recently concluded India Resortwear Fashion Week in Mumbai, her statuesque presence and endless charm very much in place. We met after a decade; and two daughters, several films and many controversies later, Sushmita remains an utterly gorgeous person you can’t help but be smitten by. For it’s not about the luxury brands she wears, but the wit and aura that she invariably dazzles you with.

Here’s a candid chat with her. Hope you enjoy it!

And here are Sush’s favourite fashion picks.

Get Waisted

the kamarbandh, an ornament traditionally worn by Indian brides has now taken on a whole new role. This waist band has been seen gracing the waists of A-listers and is also lending structure and poise to the hottest designerwear on Indian runways. Usually worn at the narrowest point of the waist, there are few things that can add charm to a silhouette while strongly defining the waistline, like a kamarbandh!

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Some of our favourite stars including Jacqueline Fernandez, Shilpa Shetty and Esha Deol (the latter two on their wedding) have sported them with their traditional ensemble, while Dia Mirza chose to use the kamarbandh effectively to lend a boho touch to her white gown.

Designers like Moni Agarwal, SVA, Nikhil Thampi, Arpita Mehta and Sabyasachi showed us the versatility of this piece teaming it with all kinds of ensemble.

Traditionally worn with sarees and lehengas, the kamarband has come a long way, as now it’s being used as a statement piece that can be worn to lend a fusion touch to your Western casual wardrobe. Pair yours with tunics, maxis and gowns. Your Kamarband does not necessarily have to be in gold; it can be in funkier, more contemporary styles with studs, sequins and more. A karmarbandh is no longer restricted to weddings and temple visits. It has evolved into a piece of jewellery to get glam with. But if you are heavy on the waist, then this piece is best avoided!

So flaunt your waist and accentuate with an accessory that stands apart from the rest!

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The DP Diaries

with her ‘Ajab si adaien”, gorgeous dimples and a body that all her contemporaries envy, Deepika Padukone has been a head turner ever since she entered Bollywood. With a successful 2013 and a promising 2014, the superstar celebrates her 28th birthday today while and Style Mynt tells you why very few can do casual chic the way DP does.

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Nautical Stripes

Deepika knows how to rock geek chic and this look is a perfect example of that. A striped sweater layered over a plain blue top and a pair of body-hugging denims is an undeniably cool way of everyday dressing. She completed the look with nerdy frames, a tote and matching boots.

Checks, check!

Another nerdy-chic look from Deepika – checkered shirt with tights and a matching monotone stole. Don’t have a long shirt? Just pick any over-sized shirt from your bro or boyfriend’s wardrobe and roll up its sleeves. Complete the look with long boots or high-top sneakers and a tote.

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Simply white

This look epitomizes the simple yet stunning styles that the actress sports ever so often. A white top paired with a well fitted pair of denims and peep toe sandals look fantastic on her. A messy ponytail with wavy ends keep things very interesting.

Wonderful Onesie

There’s a reason why Deepika sports jumpsuits so often. The silhouette gives more length to her look and she can also choose to avoid wearing heels with them. You can own this look by adding a contrast belt and a matching bag.

Glove Love!

they were made iconic by Michael Jackson, Madonna and Karl Lagerfeld and are we glad we get to wear them now that winter is in full bloom! If you don’t have the privilege of warming your hands in front of a bonfire on a cold winter night, you can always give your hands that much deserved coziness with a pair of gloves.

gloves_creativeWinter dressing is incomplete unless you are covered from head to toe, protecting yourself from the dry, chilly winds of January. Do it in style by taking cues from celebs; perfectly colour matched to the outfit, like Tom Cruise, Shah Rukh Khan and Kangana Ranaut, or in a contrast colour like Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Eva Longoria and Ameesha Patel.

gloves_creative_designersjpgWe’ll give you a few more good reasons to wear gloves:

  • Heat tends to leave the body through the head, feet and palms. So if you want to make sure not a whiff of the cold wave gets to you, wear gloves when you step out.
  • Chipped nail polish and no time for a touch up? Bless the winter, as you can keep those fingers covered and cozy.
  • If your workplace or college has a strict dress code, you can inject some fun in your uniform by wearing bright coloured gloves.
  • Is your Instagram, Twitter and Whatsapp addiction leaving your fingers cold during the winter months? Try finger cut gloves, at least half of your hand will be warm!
  • Fingerless gloves are also great if you live in a place that doesn’t experience severe climes. You get a feel of winter with this style!
  • How great is the feeling when just the tip of your nose is cold as ice while the rest of your body is warm and snuggled up in layers? Well then, cover up in cozy gloves and step out with that warm, fuzzy feeling.

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