The Stanza show at the Lakme Fashion Week previewed every colour under the sun in the form of pastel stripes, bright orange with muted contrasts, multi stripes, paisley, abstract and even prints. While the shirt shape remained basic, it was the interesting detailing that made the garments eye-catching as floral cuff linings with striped shirts and contrast collars and cuffs gave some stylish touches.
The accompanying trousers were cut from linen, cotton and other blended fabrics, slim in silhouettes with just the right amount of detailing that added to the elegance of the garment.
However, if it's fine Italian craftsmanship you're looking for, head to the swish AteSeta boutique at the Atria Mall in Mumbai where this traditionally stitched men's wear label, houses some of the most exquisite shirts, ties, cufflinks and shoes and has become an acronym for the trendy, urbane and debonair man. Created with the finest quality 100 percent Italian cotton and silk fabrics, the elitism of the brand lies in its individual cuts and styles in slim, regular and comfort fits.
Currently, paisley and handwoven prints are the biggest trends on their racks while the shirts range in hues from orange, lime green, purple, pink, yellow, mauve, turquoise,powder blue, navy blue, red, white as well as black.
And finally, if it's a bit of the traditional look that you're looking for, check out the latest office accessories by Etienne Aigner for women and Burberry's chic coats for women, as well.
The late Hollywood actress, Ingrid Bergman has inspired Aigner's winter line of bags in a variety of sizes, shapes and materials such as calf skin, buck skin, elk skin, patent leather, suede and fabric. Colours range from classic black, brown and the signature Aigner red to orange, turquoise and even gold and silver. For each bag model, matching leather accessories are also available - the characteristics and style elements of the bags are also reflected in belts, wallets and cosmetic bags. Key fobs as well as practical yet beautiful cell phone and 'pod cases complete their corporate product range.
And at Burberry's the Fall-Winter 2006/2007 collection is designed to celebrate its 150th anniversary and is called Burberry Icons. The collection represents all the signature Burberry symbols in a collection of bags fashioned from exotic kinds of leather with classical details. This assortment includes belts, bags, wallets and portfolios - all perfect for the working man.