“Gold Is The Colour Of The Season,” Says Celebrity Designer Sonaakshi Raaj
Her saree gowns have created a buzz among the who’s who of the glamour world. Fashionistas such as Deepika Padukone, Sonam Kapoor and Shilpa Shetty swear by her creations. Yes, we’re talking about talented designer Sonaakshi Raaj.
At 25, this young designer is creating stunning new designs every season, and we can’t wait to see what’s in store this time. So, we got chatting with her about her upcoming collection at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014 and got her to share some inside style secrets with us.
1. We love your saree gowns and would love to know more about your fusion line, Rebel With A Cause?
“Rebel With A Cause, my newest collection, is a dichotomy of opulence and luxury, along with being edgy. The key concept of the collection is the use of traditional drapes and silhouettes that are intricately designed as a toast to the bold, beautiful and independent new-age woman who knows her mind and is not afraid to experiment and create her distinct style statement.”
Sketches from Sonaakshi’s Rebel With A Cause collection
2. What’s your personal style like?
“My personal style statement is very chic and feminine. I like classic silhouettes with sexy backs, which I incorporate in my collections as well.”
3. Which Bollywood celebrity looks best in your collection? And which is the one celeb you’d love to see sporting your outfit?
“I loved working with Deepika Padukone and Sonam Kapoor. There is a long list; I cannot think to name one in particular.”
4. What are the colours you would suggest to a bride in the coming season (winter)?
“I would strongly recommend contemporary colours. Blush tones such as pink, coral and red definitely work for the main wedding. Brides can also try out experimental colours such as gold and blue. I believe that gold is the colour of the season!”
5. Which Hollywood celebrity would you like to see in your creations?
“I’d like to see Natalie Portman, Angelina Jolie and many more sporting my collections.”
6. Which is your favourite design till date? (Something that has a fond memory or emotion attached to it.)
“The saree gown worn by Deepika Padukone is undoubtedly my favourite design so far. What makes the outfit special is the hype it created, which in turn inspired me to design more saree gowns.”
L to R: Sonaakshi’s favourites saree gown for Deepika Padukone during Chennai Express promotions, Shilpa Shetty and Sonam Kapoor don the designer’s saree gowns
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