After recently creating a buzz among India’s fashion elite at BMW India Bridal Fashion Week, the exquisite Bridal Couture collection 2015/16 presented by Soltee by Sulakshana Monga has now arrived in the UK for discerning brides-to-be.
Themed around Heritage Revival and paying tribute to the region of Bareilly, Sulakshana has honoured the heritage of Indian artwork and technique in her latest collection under her label, Soltee, by reviving and reworking the designs of ancient Zardozi handwork. Her modern-day tribute to 1920’s Bareilly craft and design has been inspired by the region’s regal interiors and vintage craftsmanship, translated to contemporary silhouettes.
The designer travelled to Banaras, Bareilly and Lucknow in search of inspiration for her 2015 couture collection. She was fascinated by Bareilly embroiderers and, as a tribute to them, honoured the heritage of Indian artwork and technique, reviving and reworking the designs of the late Zardozi handwork in a modern-day tribute.
Sulakshana’s lauded designs transcend the boundaries of seasonal trends in favour of an experimentation with aesthetics – masterpieces sought after by Indian fashion influencers and tastemakers across the globe. High profile clients include Bollywood actresses Deepika Padukone, Ileana D’Cruz and Sunny Leone, to name a few. Sulakshana has been the recipient of coveted accolades including the Shama Prasad Mukherjee Award in the field of Art (2015) and the Bharat Gaurav Award (2014).