“I’d like to make luxury and designer wear accessible to everybody”, designer Rocky S tells me, as I walk through his brand new collection, RS by Rocky Star, part of an exclusive collaboration with Shoppers Stop. RS by Rocky Star is a rather exhaustive capsule collection for both men and women, but we at UrbanEye were there to check out the menswear, of course.
As I walked through the collection of teeshirts, belts, wallets and deodorants, Rocky S tells me “I’ve designed it to be young funky, stuff than can be effortlessly used by day and by night. In terms of fabrics, I’ve kept it easy, practical and casual — breathable fabrics, single jerseys and viscose materials. As for the teeshirts, while I have a few classic tees, I have infused a sense of glam-rock-chic into others, through vibrant, funky prints.”
Rocky S also happens to be the first Indian designer to launch a collection of underwear, which is, of course, part of the RS by Rocky Star collection.
Here’s a look at some of the stuff that I saw, with my opinion on them.
The #GroomingGuru’s verdict: I liked what was on display. I appreciate the fact that there is an interesting mix of funky chic and more classic, wearable stuff. The designer, who has always been associated with a glamorous, nightlife-inspired style, seems to be wanting to change the way Indian men dress at nightclubs, which translates to the casual chic allure of this collection. I would personally, opt for pieces with less of the overt designer branding, but The designer promises shirts, blazers and trousers, I’m curious to see what they’d look like. Most importantly, I like the fact that the designer is collaborating with the country’s leading fashion retailer to make luxury more accessible.
RS by Rocky Star will be exclusively available across select Shoppers Stop stores in the country as well as on www.shoppersstop.com