Ashish Soni delivers yet again with his refined, minimalistic aesthetic. His SS ’17 line is a sartorial offering that grows organically from his A/W ’16 collection ‘Volomatic’. Both focus on a monochromatic palette, exploring the nuances of black and white expression. This collection moves forward from that exploration, adding somber hues of grey and rich tones of chrome into the mix. As always, Soni is all about impeccable tailoring and minute details. The collection, which is menswear only – focuses on modern, cosmopolitan styles of dressing – rather than getting bogged down with traditional representations of the suit. It seeks to diverge from the classic menswear aesthetic, and let buyers experiment with something slightly more gender fluid.
Small details, such as unusual embellishments, intricate embroidery, chrome lapels and zardozi detailing compliment the predominant minimalism. ‘The Puddle pant” is one of the key pieces Soni has introduced, which is essentially a representation of the flared pants of the 70s – in this case, the flare becomes slightly balloon-like lending the garment an air of interesting theatricality. Voluminous trousers are styled with tight-fitting, short double-breasted jackets presenting a contrast that is intended to show that innovation and tradition can go hand-in-hand. This is for the shopper who appreciates good tailoring, but is not afraid to experiment with his/her look. Velvets and jacquards add to the refined feel of the collection. Layering is a huge trend this season! Even though it’s spring, there’s a lot being done with light throw-on jackets and long-line shirts.
The trousers used above have a sharp silhouette; even though they’re voluminous, so don’t be afraid to wear them to a dressy occasion. The look created is all about springtime – with a breezy floral jacket accenting the playfulness of the season. Add a sultry bodysuit to the pants to create a tight – loose contrast; it will elongate your body and balance out the volume in the pants.
| The Puddle Pant: ASHISH N SONI | Bomber Jacket: ADIDAS | Body Suit: H&M |
FEATURED on VOGUE India, February 2017 Issue