Numaish, the curator of couture Indian fashion, is set to showcase yet another spectacular fair on 23rd and 24th September in Hotel Conrad, Dubai. If you are looking for unique fashion-forward Indian designer pieces, be in traditional or out of the box Indo-Western, this is a fair you cannot afford to miss.
The Numaish Festive Fair is showcasing a long list of prominent and upcoming Indian fashion designers, and one to watch out for on the list is House of Sohn. I had a wee chat with Sohni Patel, the very young and talented designer behind the very Indo-Western label. Read on about her journey into the fashion trade, what she will be showcasing at Numaish, and her top tips for keeping on-trend.
What inspired you to become a fashion designer?
My love for being able to tell stories through fabric.
Tell us more about the latest collection that you are showcasing at Numaish.
The collection I am showing at Numaish explores prints.
What are the key inspirations behind this collection?
Extremes: the juxtaposition between geometry and florals. The excitement of print with the minimalism of structure.
How does Indian fashion stand out from the rest of the world?
It is embedded in a long cultural history and craft that is hard to replicate unless you are immersed in it.
Where do you see Indian fashion in the next five years?
Exploring fashion technology, and more understanding of sustainable fashion.
In your opinion, how does the fashion scene of the UAE differ from the rest of the world?
The fashion scene in the UAE is very explorative – taking inspiration from the east and the west and creating something unique.
What are 5 of your can’t live without fashion items from your own wardrobe?
- Ripped jeans,
- white t-shirt,
- black tank body suit,
- a well-fitted pencil skirt,
- high waisted black pants
Please list 5 fashion essentials for Autumn/Winter 2016.
- A good pair of sneakers,
- layered jackets,
What do you have in store for 2017?
A lot of natural fabrics and earth tones. Taking it back to the roots with khadi, linens and beautiful weaves.
What are the key trends to look out for in the coming months?
Re-working old trends in a fresh and contemporary way – like chinos and off-shoulder tops.
Look out for ‘House of Sohn’ at the Numaish Festive Fair next weekend at Conrad Hotel – Dubai.