Sougat Paul is a Hot Talent to Watch Out For

Ranjit Rodricks , 23 Aug 2011
A fringe dress by Sougat Paul
A fringe dress by Sougat Paul

“I have been inspired by the iconic Spanish director, Pedro Almodovar and his works, which include movies like Volver, Broken Embraces and Flower Of My Scent, which I have translated into my collection,” explains designer Sougat Paul.

And just like the films by famed director, Sougat’s clothes too, have a certain edginess to them in the form of his detailed surface texturing.

Don't miss the detailed texturing on this dress
Don't miss the detailed texturing on this dress

Working around a mosaic like background of geometric embroidery that textured the fabrics, Sougat had a line of the prettiest evening dresses in muted shades of pale green, old rose, bright orange, pale grey, black and mauve – all of which reflected the inspiration of the collection.

Candice Pinto models a form-fitting dress
Candice Pinto models a form-fitting dress

Sougat made perfect use of tasseled and fringed hemlines on skirts and dresses which gave a modern-day Spanish touch to the  sheaths and shifts. Contrast tone-on-tone embroidery designs on the garments added to the intricate detailing. At times the 3D embellishments resembled a woven shawl  design or a carpet texture to highlight the very simple and basic silhouettes of the garments.

Sougat's dresseswith drape detailing were clear winners
Sougat's dresseswith drape detailing were clear winners

Occasional detailing like bell sleeves, a deep V neckline for a sarong-dress (above) or a one-shoulder version with contrast lining, gave that extreme feminine touch.

A Sougat Paul creation
A Sougat Paul creation

This collection was definitely among the most superior we witnessed at Lakmé Fashion Week this season. The designer’s focused attention to detail was evident in each garment, making for a line of truly splendid silhouettes!

Fringe is IN
Fringe is IN

Photos: Ranjit Rodricks for MissMalini

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