We all have heard many times that men’s fashion has evolved gradually, but do you know about the history of men fashion India. Well, in this article we will have a sneak peek of men’s fashion style in 1980’s, 1990’s and 2000’s.
Fashion in 1950’s- the British era- at that India just gained independence from the British rule; hence we all were under the influence of colonization. The men’s fashion was limited to cotton kurtas, dhotis and fitted suit
Fashion in 1980’s- the self expression era-At that time India was introduced to the glittery, flashy attires through the Bollywood. That was a time when the whole country was thumping to the tunes of Disco Dancer and TV was slowly becoming part and parcel of our lives. The 80’s fashion was all about draping in the bright shades, polka dots, contrasting stripes, leggings and pointed boots. The leather jackets and jodhpuri pants was introduced to the fashion market. Age no block, everyone embraced the fashion styles.
Not only clothes, even the trend was extended to the hairstyle. Hair color, beads, streaks become popular. Men started growing their hair to the shoulder length experimenting with fringes and layers. There are various male fashion sites that offer such attire in contemporary mode.
Bollywood fashion in 1990- the pop era-Bollywood witnessed nostalgic trends in 1990’s. While majority of us look back to this era for the introduction of computers, jeans, pop stars. Starting from those Indi-pop albums to romantic love songs to entire new movie plots in Bollywood, we can never forget them. Let’s have a tour!
The men went shirtless! Though, we don’t why on the earth they did so, but we believe it was the weird style! And then a time came when the fervent fans of Salman Khan and Bobby Deol, even refused to sleep without the shades. And even that time came, when the fans of Govinda, donned the shades even in the dark rooms.
Dungarees- Dungarees became a popular hit in this era and when Sallu miya flaunted it in the hit movie Pyaar Kiya to Darna Kiya, everybody became fan of it.
Bollywood fashion in 2000- a revolutionary era-India rapidly underwent a sea change in 2000’s. It became a hot destination for funds across the globe and one of the fastest growing economies of the world. And the movies elaborated these expressions. The costumes were sublime, well researched to minutest details.
With the introduction of the movies like Dil Chahata Hai, Kal Ho Na Ho, Kabhie Khushi Kabhi Gham, the men’s everyday wear undergone a sea change. Recent movies like Student of the Year and Cocktail portrays the example of realistic and fashionable dressing sense.
The men’s fashion has undergone a paradigm shift, isn’t?
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