French cuffs & studs: Bibhu Mohapatra's guide for men to pick the right jewellery

The fashion designer believes jewellery doesn’t always have to be highly priced.

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Bibhu Mohapatra feels jewellery is very personal.
More men are wearing French cuffs, studs and chunky chains, says fashion designer Bibhu Mohapatra, outlining some popular trends in men’s jewellery.

Men should select their jewellery the same way they’d select a watch or a tie, advises fashion designer Bibhu Mohapatra, who was recently in the city for a Preciosa fine jewellery launch.

The trick to picking the right jewellery, according to the designer, is finding your personal story.


“Jewellery is very personal. It has to tell a story that resonates with your own story. For me, I wear tuxedos often so I like to collect studs and cufflinks.”

“And they don’t always have to be highly prized. Sometimes in an antique store, I find pink pearls done in gold – clean, modern. Finding those things can really enhance whatever look you’re going for,” he said, pointing out the black diamond cufflinks adorning his wrists for the day. A gift from Turkish fine jewellery designer Begum Khan, the cufflinks neatly accented the navy blazer that Mohapatra wore.

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One of Bibhu Mohapatra’s favourite brands to wear is Chrome Hearts.

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One of Mohapatra’s favourite brands to wear is Chrome Hearts – a high end silver jewellery brand. “I love pieces from them whether it is rings or a skull ring. Their pieces speak about certain aspects of masculinity but at the same time are sort of delicate.” The LA-based brand was also a favourite of the late Karl Lagerfeld, supermodel Bella Hadid and designer/DJ Virgil Abloh.

Other trends that Mohapatra believes men should keep an eye out for are chunky polished metal chains, studs entering mainstream fashion and the rising preference for French cuffs (and cufflinks).

“Whether it’s watches, studs or cufflinks, jewellery is equally important (for men). It may not be that prolific in the offerings for men but, we all love to shine a little bit.”


Lakmé Fashion Week 2019: Bebo, KJo, PV Sindhu Set The Ramp On Fire
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The much-awaited Lakmé Fashion Week (LFW) Summer Resort 2019 was all about elegance, glamour and grace.

The fashion extravaganza witnessed summer and spring collections from well-known designers like Gaurav Gupta, Anita Dongre, Ajay Kumar Singh, Bobo Calcutta, Helena Bajaj Larsen & Yavi.

Big names from the Tinsel Town like Kareena Kapoor Khan, Anil Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut, Vidya Balan, Karan Johar, Tabu, Mouni Roy, among other, turned showstoppers for designers at the five-day long event.

Here's a look at other celebs from the B-town who set the ramp on fire.

(In pic from left: Kareena Kapoor Khan, Karan Johar, PV Sindhu)

The much-awaited Lakmé Fashion Week (LFW) Summer Resort 2019 was all about elegance, glamour and grace.The fashion extravaganza witnessed summer and spring collections from well-known designers like ..
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Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan walked the ramp for designers Shantanu and Nikhil at the Grand Finale of the Lakmé Fashion Week. The 38-year-old actress was wrapped in a scintillating black gown from the Recruit SS’19 Couture Collection.

Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan walked the ramp for designers Shantanu and Nikhil at the Grand Finale of the Lakmé Fashion Week. The 38-year-old actress was wrapped in a scintillating black gown from the..
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Actors Anil Kapoor (R) and Jahnvi Kapoor (L) turned showstoppers for designer Raghavendra Rathore at the Lakmé Fashion Week. The Kapoors paid a tribute to the bandhgala where both, dressed in black, walked down the ramp high on both energy and style.

Actors Anil Kapoor (R) and Jahnvi Kapoor (L) turned showstoppers for designer Raghavendra Rathore at the Lakmé Fashion Week. The Kapoors paid a tribute to the bandhgala where both, dressed in black, ..
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'Dangal' star Sanya Malhotra (L) walked the ramp for designer Narendra Kumar. She sported the gym-look pairing black and grey and completed the look with a yellow long jacket and black shoes.

'Padmaavat' star Aditi Rao Hydari (R) turned showstopper for designer Sailesh Singhania. The actress glittered in a stunning golden outfit and completed the look with an elegant necklace.

'Dangal' star Sanya Malhotra (L) walked the ramp for designer Narendra Kumar. She sported the gym-look pairing black and grey and completed the look with a yellow long jacket and black shoes. 'Padmaa..
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Director-producer Karan Johar walked the ramp for designer Gaurav Gupta on the opening day of Lakmé Fashion Week (LFW) Summer Resort 2019. The 46-year-old wore an red and black suit, with embellishments on the shoulder and chest.

Director-producer Karan Johar walked the ramp for designer Gaurav Gupta on the opening day of Lakmé Fashion Week (LFW) Summer Resort 2019. The 46-year-old wore an red and black suit, with embellish..
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Actress Malaika Arora sported the mermaid look in a grey gown at the Lakmé Fashion Week. The 'Chaiya Chaiya' girl showcased a creation by designer Manoj Agrrwal.

Actress Malaika Arora sported the mermaid look in a grey gown at the Lakmé Fashion Week. The 'Chaiya Chaiya' girl showcased a creation by designer Manoj Agrrwal.

The Lakmé Fashion Week wasn't all about Bollywood, stars from the sports world also graced the ramp. Badminton ace PV Sindhu walked the ramp for desinger Misfit Panda. She wore a sublte white dress and completed the look with quirky purple shoes.

The event witnessed another star from the badminton world, Saina Nehwal. The 31-year-old walked the ramp in an elegant yellow dress by designer Vaani Raghupathy. She completed her look with a choker necklace.

Wrestler Geeta Phogat also joined the line-up of sports stars at the Lakmé Fashion Week. She turned showstopper for designer EKA.

(In pic from left: PV Sindhi, Geeta Phogat, Saina Nehwal)


The Lakmé Fashion Week wasn't all about Bollywood, stars from the sports world also graced the ramp. Badminton ace PV Sindhu walked the ramp for desinger Misfit Panda. She wore a sublte white dress a..
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Actresses Karisma Kapoor (L) and Soha Ali Khan (R) turned showstoppers for designer Punit Balana and Neha Agarwal at the Lakmé Fashion Week. While Kapoor donned a black and white outfit for the event, Khan sported the princess look in a white gown.

Actresses Karisma Kapoor (L) and Soha Ali Khan (R) turned showstoppers for designer Punit Balana and Neha Agarwal at the Lakmé Fashion Week. While Kapoor donned a black and white outfit for the event..
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Ranveer Singh walked the ramp twice at the Lakmé Fashion Week; once in a creation from the 'Love Jain' collection (L) and once in a colourful bandhgala by designer Raghavendra Rathore (R). The 33-year-old actor also spoke about his upcoming movie 'Gully Boy'.

Ranveer Singh walked the ramp twice at the Lakmé Fashion Week; once in a creation from the 'Love Jain' collection (L) and once in a colourful bandhgala by designer Raghavendra Rathore (R). The 33-yea..
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Actress Vidya Balan walked the ramp for designer Anavila Mishra in an elegant black saree. She completed the look with black earrings.

Actress Vidya Balan walked the ramp for designer Anavila Mishra in an elegant black saree. She completed the look with black earrings.

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