On behalf of Think Shaadi, I had the pleasure to meet the incredible Ashish N Soni at his AW14 menswear preview of The Regallia collection at the beautiful Grosvernor House.
The collection consisted of nehru jackets, sherwanis and bandgalas in a range of fabrics; my 3 top favourites had to be the unique lace jackets, velvet nehru jackets and its’ sleeveless forms in a vast array of colours. The one thing I adored was that each piece had different lining inside; one had a collage of profile pictures of Ashish’s Facebook friends printed inside the jacket. This was such a groovy concept; all the other pieces had a variety of fun prints inside and colours of stitching. The collection also had a range of traditional kurtas, smart shirt kurtas and sherwani short jackets; all were understated with fine stone and metallic thread work.
There were several which I definitely learnt about Ashish N Soni as a designer: he prides himself in creating pieces of high quality and well-tailored attire. The quality of the fabrics is incredible, he uses Italian fabric from Loro Piana, one of the world’s leading, cashmere and wool manufacturers and Marzoni,
Ashish is commendable as he is a risk-taker as he break conventions and challenges the industry by aiming to change perceptions about Indian menswear, whilst continuing to produce high quality and tailored clothing. It was a treat to meet Ashish and it was great to see how truly passionate he is about fashion designing. Ashish’s next step is too showcase this collection in India, which I am sure will be appreciated in the masses.
The full interview article can be found here on the Think Shaadi Blog.
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