By Ninder Kaur
Indian designer Sulakshana Monga, wowed the fashion set with the presentation of her latest couture collection as part of BMW India Bridal Fashion Week at DLF Emporio, New Delhi, generating unanimous praise from the style elite.
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. 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.
A month ago, 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 and started reviving and reworking the designs of the late Zardozi handwork in a modern-day tribute.
Sulakshana’s designs have attracted high profile clients including Bollywood actresses Deepika Padukone, Ileana D’Cruz and Sunny Leone, to name a few.