Dramatically portraying the charm of Dutch flower painters of the 17th century in smoky prints, styles and embellishments is the latest collection from ace designer Gaurika Sharma. The founder of Soutache introduced her Autumn-Winter 2019-2020 couture collection, Ethereal Chic In Smoky Florals, that stormed the runway at Lakme Fashion Week recently. The vibrant floral prints formed the backbone of the collection. It was a magical tapestry of sustainable glamour and understated luxury.
Vintage prints and hand embroidery have been Gaurika’s signature style. For its current assortment, the designer has chosen to play with floral patterns derived from Dutch floral artworks to create an illusory effect of smoky mixed blooms. The floral designs have been adapted on vintage structured jackets with flowing pleated skirts and hand embroidered embellishments.
The designer takes inspiration for her cuts from the early 20th century while her creations strongly break clichés and emote liberation, it retains a quotient of femininity that rules the line. For a balmy sit down lunch with friends on a winter noon, or for leisurely fireside lounging on chilly evenings with a glass of wine, Soutache’s collection is perfect for the coming festive season.
Fluid styles and flattering silhouettes flaunting smooth vintage florals and stripes on gentle textures of shimmer silk, wool, linen and cashmere take winter fashion a notch higher. The line-up consisting of long dresses, skirts, jackets, shift dresses, smocks, saris, wraps and capes to suit every occasion, is pure luxury.