Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2016: Ashish N Soni
Day 4 of Lakmé Fashion Week ended on a high-spirited note with Ashish N Soni’s contemporary take on the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. Titled ‘Volomatic,’ the monochromatic collection was inspired by global style icons across the decades, such as Marilyn Monroe, Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, and Diana Ross. Whether it was the clothes, the big hair-dos by TRESemmé , or even the ambience, the show stayed true to its name from the very start. Keeping the voluminous theme going, the looks were divided into classy day, chiseled evening, and contemporary OTT. Strutting down the runway to Michael Jackson’s The Way You Make Me Feel, Jacqueline Fernandez closed the show wearing a knee-length black silk jacquard draped dress. Her perfectly styled Brigitte Bardot hair and slick cat-eye couldn’t be more reflective of the fashionable eras.
Although the collection was purely black and white, the avant-garde designer played around with funky prints, polka dots, checks, and stripes. Starting with a Studio 54 vibe, the collection portrayed boxy silhouettes, androgynous pantsuits, and over-sized jackets that were reminiscent of Madonna and Cyndi Lauper, and then eased into more feminine, jacquard dresses and jumpsuits.
Voluminous hair, large shoulders, intense layering and sculpted silhouettes, Ashish Soni’s ‘big’ and bold approach to the golden eras is a great emulsion of minimal sophisticated designs with edgy detailing.