Ashish Soni presents a collection, which probes the depth and versatility of a restricted palette. At first glance, a restricted black palette may be viewed as limiting. The absence of color challenges this notion. For me Black contains the all colors. It is not a negation of color. It is an acceptance, says the designer.
This collection celebrates the colour black in all its guises, in tone on tone-engineered jacquards or have been hand worked upon to create a 3 dimensional look. Even the embellishments have been done in order to stay true to the purity of theme. All the garments are cut in signature shapes and ideas, as the textures highlight the sumptuousness of the fabrics .
Classic tuxedos alongside embellished dinner jackets and draped kurtas with knee length asymmetrically cut short trousers give the layered menswear creations a wearable spin. While the ladies will be delighted to find black jumpsuits to which designer has added saree like pallas which can be worn on almost any occasion. Reinvented tuxedo dresses with the double-breasted coat dress being his personal favorite. The womens pant suits again done as inspired dinner jackets for women with the trouser waist superimposed at the hips and the bottom almost as flared as a trouser from the 50s.