Byomkesh Bakshy-inspired fashion line


NEW DELHI: Dibakar Banerjee and Sushant Singh Rajput, the director and actor respectively of Bollywood filmDetective Byomkesh Bakshy! launched on Thursday an apparel line titled NOIR 43, inspired by the forthcoming crime thriller, at the Amazon India Fashion Week (AIFW).

While launching the collection at Amazon lounge at Pragati Maidan here, when asked about the plans to take this association further and whether he would like to open his own fashion line in future, he said: “Till now I haven’t thought of it. But I would love to do that one day. Why not?”

And what about his personal style statement? “I have a sense of fashion, but I don’t know what to do of it. I prefer wearing anything which I am comfortable in but it has to be comfortable and casual,” he told as he gave a sneak peek into what’s in store in Noir 43.

Since Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! is set against the backdrop of Kolkata during World War II in 1943, various elements from the film have influenced the fashion line of contemporary clothing. The collection will be exclusively available on

The collection for men gives the dhoti a new interpretation of slouchy draped knit-pants. The menswear line is inspired by military uniforms and the imagery of Kolkata in that period. The collection is dominated by blacks and dark earthy hues, giving a vintage “lived-in” look. The womenswear line reflects the glamour of the 1940s and has a chic and sophisticated take on midi-length skirts, palazzos and Peter Pan-collared blouses.

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