Presenting a collection of sporty and distressed menswear which would not be out of place on the sets of a Mad Max film, Asa Kazingmei from Manipur in North-East India impressed us with his fantastic workmanship.
The recent Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai saw Manipur’s Asa Kazingmei’s models dressed as modern day warriors, clad in textured leather and denim with lots of metallic detailing.
Preferring to stick to an (almost) all-black colour palate, Asa detailed his jackets and pants with elaborate quilting, padding, shredding, pin tucking, cording, metallic zippers and studs.
Drop-crotch pants or distressed slashed ones with metallic hardware were layered with shirts that sported asymmetric hemlines. Leather biker jackets too were completely balanced with the similar uneven edging. The silhouettes remained firm and body hugging, while the emblems, rivets, studs, badges and ankle high rugged boots completed the sporty / warrior chic look.