British born Asian, Upen Patel, has been repeatedly voted as the sexiest man in Asia and is well-known in the fashion industry having modelled for the likes of Versace, Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger, Savile Row and Paul Smith. We’ve seen him star in a number of Bollywood films and he even won best debut male at the IIFA awards in 2006 for 36 China Town. The last film that Upen shot for was Run Bhola Run in 2012 but he’s been low on our BollySpice radar until now.
We have some exclusive pics from Coeur’s 2014 Spring/Summer campaign where the actor cum model can be seen alongside the stunning Leah Weller, daughter of rockstar Paul Weller. Leah, aged 22, is signed to Next Model Management and has graced the covers of Vogue and Tatler. However, Couer is an upmarket menswear brand, so when Leah was invited to come on board, it was in fact to model the preppy menswear too! . Patel and Weller look fabulous together and the campaign is already attracting attention given the appearance of Leah working the androgynous look to perfection.
Stripes and metallics dominate the range by international designer Peter Jeun Ho Tsang. He was inspired by British tailoring and Asian fabrics which together have produced this fusion line.
The range is out in February and the items seen modelled by Patel and Weller cost between £75 and £250.
Looks like 2014 is off to a great start for Upen!