A Sonaakshi Raaj Collection spells ultra-glam looks on the ramp and the designer’s latest offering ‘Skin’ at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2017 was just that.
The show opened with Indian singer and multi-instrumentalist Raghav Sachar, who performed some foot-tapping songs and grooved around the models with music that elevated the mood on the runway with soulful trumpet melodies.
It was a modern yet slightly whimsical look as Sonaakshi presented a peep show with the very unconventionally embellished PVC. This unique concept had the designer’s grace and elegance along with needlecraft shimmer that Sonaakshi is known for. The seductive drapes wove magic around the graceful models’ figures as tulle, blended georgette; fringing and ornate embellishments were the cynosure of the garments.
Using PVC in a truly innovative style, Sonaakshi ensured that the ‘Skin’ collection was a mélange of various genres of fashion. Moving from street wear to high fashion accents, the ensembles were ideal for all style setters.
Making a strong fashion statement on the catwalk was the one-shoulder, black asymmetric drape teamed wonderfully with a white corset and tantalizing sheer yoke. But the all-black dhoti inspired sari with a matching cropped blouse offered a PVC peep show at the hem. Grecian drama appeared for the one-sleeved asymmetric white pant/gown while dazzle was the focal point for the off-shoulder sleek maxi with floor length cape sleeves.
Semi sheer, embellished power suit, embroidered duster coat, well-fitted mini dress with a long back trail. Sonaakshi displayed a line that had the perfect balance between structured and flowing silhouettes effortlessly. The colour palette spoke glamour – from rose gold, crimson to champagne, smoke grey and charcoal black.
Showstopper Pooja Hegde, the ‘Mohenjo Daro’ actress, walked the ramp in an embellished gold jumpsuit with a trail, looking like a diva.
There is no doubt that fashionistas will definitely want to get under Sonaakshi Raaj’s ‘Skin’ collection as it will add several notches to their style quotient.