Thursday, March 6, 2008

Cricket Couture!

Yes, it has finally happened! Fashion has found its way into India's favorite sport.

Manish Arora and Shantanu-Nikhil were asked to design the outfits for the the eight leagues of the Indian Cricket League(ICL). While Manish designed for six teams — Chennai Superstars, Kolkata Tigers, Delhi Giants, Mumbai Champs, Hyderabad Heroes and Chandigarh Lions, Shantanu and Nikhil designed for two, Ahmedabad Rockets and Lahore Badhshahs.



Manish previewed his designs a few months ago, but Shantanu and Nikhil just recently revealed their designs.

While we love Manish to the core, I think the Chennai Superstars probably had a tad bit of a hard time slipping into theirs. They got the pink one, you see! ;)



For more pics of Manish's designs, go here.


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8 comments:

Lin said...

The pink is what makes the Chennai outfits so. freaking awesome. Along with their ad.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYl3Kcq188Y

When people suspected that the outfit wouldn't actually be pink, but green they were severely disappointed.

I'm sure that the color was chosen with great thought and purpose. :)

Lin said...

That being said, the uniforms--all of them--do look better on the models than they do on the actual players.

Anonymous said...

I really dont like the designs.

Nepali said...

No comments on the sports wear, I don't watch cricket as well, but I heart Manish's runaway collection. I like the shirt he's wearing.

Anonymous said...

i love Manish's clothes, but I am biased he is my buddy

Lin said...

I think Manish M designed it with the cities in mind.

Also, Santanu and Nikhil Mehra weren't originally contacted for the uniforms. Last year there were only six teams--the ones Manish designed for. They added Lahore and Ahmedabad in 2008, and S&NM were the designers.

In terms of pure aesthetics and slickness S&NM wins hand down. But they themselves said they were going for a global feel with but with local elements.

Lin said...

P.S. Manish A. Manish Arora. Typo.

Nepali said...

I wasn't meant to comment but I quite like the interesting graphical prints by the other designer.