Soon it will be that time of the year when you have to swaddle up in your most exquisite cashmeres and woollens. Be it summer, monsoon or winter, with changing times and each passing day, people's fashion sense is tremendously evolving. Though our winters are not damning enough to wrap ourselves in fabrics from head to toe but they are chilly enough to allow the use of lavish accessories that can be paired with simple yet elegant clothing.

Here are a few prominent winter trends for formal and festivewear 2018.

Silhouettes: Sporting a double-breasted jacket with corozo buttons or an asymmetrical cut kurta with a bandhgala is definitely a unique yet subtle option. Other than that, a chinese collar shirt with colour detailing on the placket or the cuff can be seen on various garments this year. Tuxedos crafted in darker tones with black velvet lapels have been the sharpest trend this season for eveningwear.

Fabrics: A mixture of satins, silks, velvets, worsted wools and twill cottons have largely made it to this season. These fabrics keep primacy and softness intact giving your ensemble a comfortable yet royal feel.

Colours: Darker shades with neutral tones of violet, green, blue, pink and maroon, form the colour palette for this season. It will help you stand out as a gentleman, whether you choose to wear it during festivals or for formal outings.