Industrial Man - Arjun Khanna
Arjun Khanna’s fashion sensibilities are timeless with a twist—a mix of rock chic and old-school savoir-faire. Hi! Blitz checks out the latest collection from this flamboyant couturier for India’s fashion conscious men. He’s retro-modern—a twist of many worlds and styles. When one enters Arjun Khanna’s world, it personifies elegance and style. Not just his creations, but also his envious collection of classic bikes, impeccably curated selection of vintage curios and museum-quality interiors. His is an intimately designed space located in a 200-year-old building in the bustling area of Colaba. Famed for his eclectic style and signature look that define men’s fashion in India, Arjun has effectively brought contemporary silhouettes to classic tailoring using the finest of fabrics. Talking about the latest showing of his Out of Sight, Out of Mind collection, he says, “My show is about the ‘bicycle style’ I’ve observed all over the world. It is very individualistic and unique, but almost always a statement full of attitude and flair. From the hip Shoreditch crowd to the perfectly manicured Savile Row riders, urban cyclists truly live their style. My collection aims at capturing the essence of these eclectic individuals.” Arjun’s pieces in this collection have been inspired by everything from modern day BMX bikes and fixies to messenger boys of the 1940s—the ultimate chic in today’s urban jungle.
This article first appeared in the May 2013 issue of Hi! BLITZ magazine