Multiplicity of Britishness


The British-Indian views by Manish Bansal

The Indian fashion designer Manish Bansal is located with his studio in New Delhi. As teenager he spent some times in London. His new menswear collection, Winter 2015-2016, continues to examine British culture and explore the multiplicity of British-ness. This season Manish returns to the late 1970’s/ early 1980s and the subcultural style of Ska and Two-Tone; a period where British Youth and multiculturalism, according to DJ and filmmaker Don Letts  „…had a magic combination of danceable music, style and attitude”

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This attitude is reflected in masculine silhouettes that mix the relaxed cut of the adopted ‘Harrington’  jacket and the soft structure of a ‘Crombie’ style coat with trousers that are lean, ankle grazing or cut to just below the knee. Delving into the darker side of the symbolism, Manish uses the British Bulldog, an image associated at the time with right-wing…

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