About Day 1: Bye Felicia by Sohaya Misra
Text: Stacy Fernandes | Video: Amit Mehta | Stills courtesy: Lakme Fashion Week
On Day One of the Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2018, Sohaya’s ‘Chola’ label presented “Bye Felicia” which meant dismissing the irrelevant. The garments lived up to the title but leaned towards the drag culture and the gender-neutral genre.
She gave the colour grey pride of place in her collection, but ensured her favourites – black and white – were very much present with hints of colours coming in occasionally. She allowed grey to make fashion statements in an expressive manner for her characteristic silhouettes and layering. There was a hint of self-exploration in the way, the apparel offered comfort, spirituality or transvestic fetishism. Sohaya’s fluid pants, wide-bodied tops and stylish coats came together seamlessly for the coming season.
One of the highlights of the show was Sushant Divgikar of Bigg Boss fame strutting down the runway in a multi-layered Chola creation, singing away.
And then there was Prateik Babbar in a pair of grey, wraparound pants with mock buttons along the front and an oversized black jacket with detailing on the sleeves. He was accompanied by Jason Arland sporting a sheer, heavily layered and frilled off-white gown with a veil that brought the gender neutral theme to the forefront.
‘Bye Felicia’ by Sohaya Misra for her label ‘Chola’ invited dressers to be what they wished. Sohaya’s message was that everyone must have the strength when it’s a question of coming out fashionably. Indeed.
Posted on Aug 22, 2018
LFW Winter/Festive 2018
Location: The St. Regis Mumbai, Senapati Bapat Marg, Gandhi Nagar, Upper Worli, Lower Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India