‘CHOLA’ BY SOHAYA MISRA UNVEILED A VARIETY OF DECONSTRUCTED ENSEMBLES AT LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK SUMMER/RESORT 2017
Staying true to her fluid creations, Sohaya Misra unveiled a line of deconstructed ensembles under her ‘Chola’ label at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2017. Moving at a slight tangent from her earlier work, when Sohaya explored prints with solids and fluid fabrics, this season it was structured organic fabrics. Inspired by the colourful, artistic, old Moroccan tiles, combined with New Age geometric lines, the designer selected organic cotton, gajji silk, mul and linen in a colour palette that moved from black and white to grey and red.
Sohaya however stayed true to her soft, fluid, easy, drapes that she is known for, as well as the deconstructed shapes teamed with structured jackets and trousers. Feminine, flouncy, frilled, layered, cowl, shapes were the leitmotif of the collection. The pinafore made regular appearances in varied silhouettes; while bibbed yokes added an interesting touch. Loose flowing long gilets or covers worked for the trios of most entries and the trousers, palazzos and wide pants complemented the garments.
Making a dramatic entry to close the show was popular singer Anushka Manchanda who glided in confidently modelling a white frilled shirt, grey flowing pants and a matching long cover.
Working seamlessly with opposites, Sohaya Misra scored by blending varied textures and silhouettes into very interesting stylish designs that will appeal to women who want to move off the beaten path as far as their sartorial choices are concerned.