New Delhi:Dibakar Banerjee and Sushant Singh Rajput, the director and actor respectively of Bollywood film "Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!" on Thursday launched an apparel line titled NOIR 43, inspired by the forthcoming crime thriller, at the Amazon India Fashion Week (AIFW). Sushant said he won't mind creating his own fashion line someday.
While launching the collection at Amazon lounge at Pragati Maidan here, when IANS asked him about the plans to take this association further and whether he would like to open his own fashion line in future, he said: "Till now I haven't thought of it. But I would love to do that one day. Why not?"
And what about his personal style statement?
"I have a sense of fashion, but I don't know what to do of it. I prefer wearing anything which I am comfortable in but it has to be comfortable and casual," he told IANS as he gave a sneak peek into what's in store in NOIR 43.
Since "Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!" is set against the backdrop of Kolkata during World War II in 1943, various elements from the film have influenced the fashion line of contemporary clothing. The collection will be exclusively available on Amazon.in.
To highlight the collection, Banerjee has, for the first time in India created a fashion film that was released at the Amazon.in Lounge on Thursday.
The menswear line is inspired by military uniforms and the imagery of Kolkata in that period. The collection is dominated by blacks and dark earthy hues, giving a vintage "lived-in" look.
The collection gives the dhoti a new interpretation of slouchy draped knit-pants, while the digitally printed shirts and t-shirts reflect the mood portrayed in the film.
The womenswear line reflects the glamour of the 1940s and has a chic and sophisticated take on midi-length skirts, palazzos and Peter Pan-collared blouses.
The collection will soon be available at Amazon.in.