Soucika at India Beach Fashion Week 2016

IBFW – Voted as one of the most stylish & experiential destination fashion week with an
international edge, attended by the most stylish people from across the country on a 3 day
mix of the most innovative shows, networking arenas, music stages, conclaves, experiential lounges & exotic after parties.
India Beach Fashion Week in last 2 seasons has emerged as Asia’s largest B2B & B2C
consortium of designers under the category of destination-resort clothing. In the last 2
seasons, India Beach Fashion Week has showcased over 100 designers in both fresh &
established categories with the prominent names like Wendell Rodricks, Falguni & Shane
Peacock, James Ferreira, Rock S, Priya Kataria Puri, Manoviraj Khosla, Mayur Girotra, Asmita Marwah, Anupama Dayal, Nachiket Bharve, Rakesh Agarwal, Urvashi Kaur, Dev R Nil, KenFerns, Babita Malkani among others.
Soucika by Kamal Raj Manickath showcased the collection ‘Head Full of Dreams’, on
Day 2 of the India Beach Fashion Week.

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Collection Description
                                                   Head Full of Dreams
Any living soul is obliged to own the liberty of spreading happiness, infinite happiness. In
India, we custom the festival Holi just to persuade the act of extending joy. Hand full of colors are strewn at each other to strip off the evil for the revelation of divine happiness hidden within and thereby forgiving one another with just the existence of love. One form of art which holds this as a cause is doodling. Doodle art originated as a Black and white portrait with miniature detailing which later allowed people to color the portrait the way they wish in infinite possible way, making them the creator! The same relates to happiness.
Our collection ‘Head full of dreams’, is about transforming a dream to a reality of spreadinghappiness among people like diffusing color smoke into air.
The collection ‘Head full of dreams’ is an enigma that could be fathomed in a countless aspectby the viewing individual. This collection is provoked from a divine mind Kamal Raj Manickath anticipating an inevitable world full of colors.

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The collection holds 4 lehengas and 8 evening gowns presented in fabrics like lace, tulle, lasercutfabrics, chiffon and georgette with a palette purely obtained from the festival Holi. Thecollection is a specimen of colorful doodle art with fractal detailing in a wide color combo.

 

 

 

 

Amit Pandya has worn our outfits for couple of events and we have always loved the way he flaunts our outfit. Thereby Soucika wanted to make Amit as our showstopper for India Beach Fashion Week and he truly set the ramp on fire with a wonderful show!

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Amit Pandya
With 8 years of experience in Fashion and Jewellery industry Amit handles Jewllery styling/ Choreography/ Visual Merchandising for C.Krishniah Chetty and Sons – a renowned jeweler since decades and carries the legacy of 145 years. He has also privileged to be the head Jewelry stylist for Mysore Fashion Week season 1 & 2 and have also handled styling for India International Jewelry week and other fashion weeks like Bangalore Fashion Week/ Karnataka Fashion Week.
He has also worked with the renowned Choreographers Like Prasad Bidappa/Achla Sachdeva/ MS sreedhar/Sheetal Sharma and Designers like Bibhu Mohapatra/ Tarun Tahiliani/Suneet Verma/ Ramesh Dembla/ Aslam Khan/Jyayanthi Ballal/ Sagar Denali and Amit has also handled styling for celebrities like Soha Ali khan/ Tapsee panu/Gauhar Khan/ Mugdha/ Parul Agarwal during Fashion weeks.He has handled styling for Filmfare Awards South by styling celebrities like Shruti Hassaan/Richa Gangopadhyay/ Sanjana Galrani/Sharmila Mandre. Amit holds the credit of doing calendar shoots/ NDTV brand legacy shoot for CKC and handled styling for magazines and Fashion shoots.

P.C : Shekhar Photography and Gitanjali Photography

Video Courtesy: India Beach Fashion Week

Soucika by Kamal Raj Manickath at Bangalore Fashion Week Summer Online 14th Edition

The Collection Named ‘Chaya’

The word Chaya is derived from the Sanskrit origin meaning, “Shades of colors”. Just as the title goes, the collection is purely about how colors define fashion.

Seizing inspiration from one of the interesting form of arts called Dot Painting, which uses color as a chief factor, the garments are designed in an inimitable way that it takes Dot Art to a whole new level in fashion!

A not so ancient art form, Dot Painting, having its history from Australia is a sacred art of rendering one’s identity onto the canvas in the form of colorful dots.

The collection ‘CHAYA’ is one of the kind which genuinely depicts the distinctiveness of a woman!
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The collection holds three categories of women’s wear, in which we specialize, them being Bridal Gowns, Lehengas and Evening gowns. 
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The collection has 10 – 11 garments in each category. The bridal gowns and evening gowns are fabricated with the most delicate fabrics and adorned with inimitable manner of embroidery. 
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 Speaking about the lehengas, they are crafted with beautiful Indian hand embroidery in subtle and bright colors drawing inspiration from one of the finest arts called ‘Dot Painting’.

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Famous Model and Upcoming Film Actress Neha Shetty as Show stopper for the Show!

Special Thanks to Mr. Sandeep Kumar from ‘Divum Studio Works’ for the amazing clicks!

 

Please give your feedback on the collection!

 

 

 

 

Style lessons to learn from Sonam Kapoor

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It is very difficult to make a fashionable mark in the Indian film industry where every other actress looks stunning. Everyone wants to stand out in the crowd and it is not only the celebrities we are talking about but women in general. We all want to look good for ourselves and for others. We all want to make a style statement and we all want to be make it look effortless and more of all, we all want to look up to someone as our style idol or icon.

Talking about style icon, Sonam Kapoor is considered as the front runner of fashion department in India. The style diva is often seen sizzling on the international red carpet events turning heads. Endorsing some of the biggest brands of the world, Sonam gives a personal touch to all her stunning outfits. So it is only fair to study her style quotient and learn from it right?

So here are style lessons to learn from the style maven –

1. Do not underestimate the power of saree.

2. Lehengas can be a modern wear. It depends on how you style it.

3. Being covered in an ethnic wear is as sexy as wearing a long dress with thigh high slit.

4. You can incorporate the Marathi “Kanta Bai” style in yours. It is totally cool!

5. Nerdy is sexy too

6. Be a minimalist with statement accessory

7. You should always represent your country on International Grounds

8. Sometimes getting your “Umrao Jaan” on while going for an event serves the best.

9. It’s good to sometimes experiment with accessories

10. But at the end of the day simplicity is the best style ever

Ahh… what is it? You are looking for stunning Indian wears like Sonam? Well look no more. Just visit our store and we will take care of it or visit http://store.soucika.com/

Hear it from our client – Dr.Sharda

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We have always believed in making our clients happy by giving them more than they ask for. Yes, we believe in quality over quantity and having a loyal customer base. Recently we had a chance to chat with Dr.Sharda who just happened to step into our store and has been visiting ever since. She took time out from her busy schedule to tell us how she feels about the brand.

  • How did you find out about the brand Soucika? – I stay in Indiranagar and I happened to spot the boutique when I was on my way to work, and I liked the clothes displayed on the mannequin so I decided to go in and explore.
  • Apart from the clothing, what do you think about the service of the brand? – Apart from clothing, I love their ambience and also their flexibility in delivering on time. I have never been let down on that.These people are my life savers for all my last minute shopping.
  • If I ask you to list down few things that you absolutely love about Soucika? – I absolutely love their exclusive collection, and also the custom made clothes fit to perfection. all the designers there are great in their work. and they give me exactly what i have in mind and I have always been satisfied with their work. and also they are affordable and not too expensive.
  • There are other bridal boutiques available in Bangalore then why Soucika? – yes I am getting married in the month of may… and I am looking forward to getting my clothes designed from here, as I trust and know that they will come up with something different and exclusive. And I feel they are compatible with my budget. and I don’t have to worry about getting my clothes on time. I’m sure they will make me look stunning.
  • Any particular style of garment which is your favorite?– I love their lehengas and sarees.and the ready made blouses.

We loved our little chat with Dr.Sharda. We are looking forward to make her wedding gown a dream come true for her.

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Where did the ring bearer come from?

Wedding season is on a full swing. Couples are busy planning their weddings and incorporating all the possible traditional elements to make it eventful. While we talk about traditions the first thing that pops in the head is “Something old something new something borrowed and something blue”, we might forget another very important and relevant tradition of a page boy carrying the “ring bearer” which is included without much thought to the history behind the custom.

So did you ever wonder: Where this term come from? How did this become a tradition and probably the history behind it?

We decided to take this upon ourselves and let you know. After much researching, we came to know that there is no proof where this tradition has originated from. Some sources say that this was born in Ancient Egypt where it was customary for treasured jewels to be carried on ornamental pillows during wedding ceremonies so others say that this came about during medieval times when the Northern Europeans started to charm their brides-to-be by presenting the ring on the tip of a sword. During some periods of history, rings were thought to be pagan and therefore they were not used to establish marriages whereas in other eras the mere absence of a ring exchange in a wedding ceremony was considered to be bad luck for the couple.

A ring bearer has always been carried to the alter by a page boy who is of the age 4 to 10 , way back page boys used to be servants who originally carried the bride’s train and a prayer book along side with the rings. The tradition has continued into modern times. The pillow signified wealth and good fortune for the couple. The rings were tied onto the pillow for the page boy to deliver to the altar for exchange. Back then, they used to wear a white lace collar and sash but with time that trend is done and dusted. Today a page boy sports a dapper tuxedo just like the groomsmen and the groom.

The wedding ring symbolizes the new bond between the couple, the commitment to each other and trust. They are the most precious gift that the couple exchange on the day of their wedding and make a promise of a lifetime so it is only fair that rings are treated with care. Hence the “Ring Bearer” serves the purpose!

Soucika has introduced your nuptial essentials so if you are looking for one then visit our stores in Indiranagar, Koramangla or Commercial Street or visit our website www.souckia.comfor more information.

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Stand out in the crowd this holiday season

Let’s face it ladies. Every woman likes to get noticed whether married or single, young or adult. But then, who doesn’t? It’s only human to feel good when people notice you. Isn’t it?

Holiday season has begun and we are just few days away from a brand new year which means, lots of weddings to attend and parties to go to.

It’s that time of the year when you should make heads turn. Let the men out there know that you are a personification of true Indian elegance. A woman who not only is intelligent but is also highly aware of her personal style.

For a change, let them all know that to party hard and to look sexy you do not always have to wear shorts skirts and mini dresses. There is so much more to explore.

If you know your personal style well and are good at mixing prints then you are mastering the game already.

Good for you that Bangalore weather allows to try out multiple things, expands the horizon of styling by letting you layering. The moderate climate condition always gives more styling options.

Having said all that – If you are in a confused state of mind, constantly juggling between what to wear for a western themed party and what to wear for an Indian themed party, then we will break it down for you. Consider Soucika’s brand new collection as your sartorial answer.

Accentuate your Indian elegance or show your elegantly wild side by selecting from the wide range of Anarkalies and indo western resorty party wears. Perfect for multiple occasions. Whether it is a brunch date or a late night dinner, social gathering with family or a dance party with friends, sangeeth or the wedding. Our newest collection of party gowns are the choicest range you would not want to miss. And like they say “Let them boys know you are a cool catch”. (wink)

What else?
Don’t you want to find out for yourself?
Visit our store in Koramangla, Commercial street or Indiranagar.

Visit our website www.souckia.com for more information.

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