Designer Sonaakshi Raaj With Muses Mandana Karimi & Sonal Chauhan
At The Curtain Raiser Of Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2015
Young designer Sonaakshi Raaj with muses Mandana Karimi and Sonal Chauhan were present at the curtain raiser of Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2015, at the Palladium Hotel, Mumbai.
‘The Run-Away Bride’ – the new collection by Sonaakshi Raaj is an amalgam of different moods of a modern woman; with a daring attitude she exudes elegance and panache.
Iranian model-turned actor Mandana Karimi looked chic dressed in a power shoulder draped cape black jumpsuit with white embroidered detailing on sheer, while actor Sonal Chauhan sported a stunning black and ruby red cut-work detailed body-con gown, from the latest line.
Sonaakshi Raaj interprets ‘The Run-Away Bride’ as the poised woman who elegantly sways down the aisle looking radiant in the jewel crusted robes. Freedom is her middle name. The runaway bride is independent and fearless in her attitude. She strongly believes that her life is bountiful and lives each moment in its splendor. Bold, brazen yet so desirable with an untamed signature style of her own!
The ensembles cater predominantly to the confident new-age woman who gets a comprehensive array, ranging from structured gowns, embroidered blazers with cut-out detailing, sheer capes, tassel palazzo jumpsuits, boleros and contemporary Indian wear. The line is infused with luxe fabrics such as net, taffeta, organza, tulle, georgette and delicate pearls and exquisite stone embellishments. The colour palette sees a dominance of bold jewel tones blending into soft pastels.
The focal concept of the collection is the usage of flowy drapes and silhouettes with an edgy twist for the contemporary woman.
Shares Sonaakshi Raaj, “The line is crafted as an ode to the audacious young woman who is not afraid to speak her mind and is not bound by any norms. The pieces are alive, femininely seductive, with an interesting blend of contemporary elements perfect for a destination wedding.”
About Sonaakshi Raaj:
Designer Sonaakshi Raaj is a graduate from SNDT University holding a Degree of B.A. in Apparel Manufacture & Designing. She is a pioneer in her field with her highly popularized Sari-Gowns and contemporary Indian wear for the new age women. Sonaakshi is one of the very few Indian Designers who has been featured for her popular work on the website of Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week.
The Label came into existence in 2009, by winning the University’s Best Collection Award. Thereafter, bagged the 1st position by winning the prestigious “CMAI APEX NATIONAL AWARD” for the “Best Upcoming Designer of the Year”. Label ‘Sonaakshi Raaj’ is synonymous with opulence, with an intention to create glamorous ensembles catering to women’s couture wear with a design philosophy that is distinctly feminine and refined. By combining tailoring with drapery, the garments are meticulously crafted to styles that are luxurious yet understated with strong emphasis on fabric, cut and colour. The Label retails couture from her recently launched flagship store in Mumbai, as well as various multi-designer stores across India and overseas. Having showcased for 4 seasons at Lakme Fashion Week, Sonaakshi hopes to bring a fresh and unique appeal through ‘The Runaway Bride’ collection at LFW Winter Festive 2015.