Shirt up in style
From asymmetric cuts to twisted sleeves, here’s how you can deconstruct your classic shirt for a chic makeover
Some wardrobe essentials never lose its importance even when our closets go for a makeover. One of them is a classic, crisp white shirt. However, it’s time to inoculate a fresh perspective to this ageold trend and deconstruct it to up your style stakes.
From international designers such as, Simon Porte Jacquemus, Maison Martin Margiela, Victoria Beckham, Joseph and Zac Posen to Indian designers such as, Shweta Kapur, Dhruv Kapoor, this trend is being promoted by all. Even actors such as Sonam Kapoor, Vaani Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, among others are flaunting it.
Now what is a deconstructed shirt? Designer Shweta Kapur says, “It is taking apart a garment and putting it back together thereby changing the design from its core.” Designers believe that a different approach is required in deconstruction that helps to infuse fresh inspiration. “We all like to innovate classic shapes and what better than turning the effortlessly chic button-up shirt to a look that’s more experimental,” says designer Amit Aggarwal.
Moving on, there are myriad interpretations of how to deconstruct a shirt, the most important is the technique. “You can cut, twist, add ruffles to shirts and even remove its sleeves. Though they may be totally reworked, there might be holes in places that you wouldn’t expect or have necklines that are totally off. But, that’s the beauty of it,” says Aggarwal. Wearing the front as back while leaving the buttons open for a backless top, unbuttoning the shirt at the collar and pulling it down to make it an offshoulder top are some ways of deconstructing your shirt. “It’s hard to go wrong with deconstruction since it’s visually so strong. But avoid voluminous silhouettes in the accompanying garment,” says Kapur. Final verdict: Don’t overdo it, and carry it off with the right attitude.
Top to bottom: Anushka Sharma, Shraddha Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor