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.

See the video here
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!

 

 

 

 

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.

Online Store: http://store.soucika.com/

Source Blog: http://www.soucika.com/stand-out-in-the-crowd-this-holiday-season.php

From the Director’s Desk – 5 Questions with the man himself

Hello there ladies,
Soucika as you already know takes pride in creating immaculate pieces of clothing and if there is one more thing that we are proud of – is our relationship with our clients. Yes, we do not believe in just selling garments but how happy we can make our customers by giving them what they desire. Soucika has a vision, mission and goal and with hard work and determination, we are all set to make a difference in the fashion world.

Last week we got a chance to chit chat with the man behind the brand. Our creative director Mr.Kamal Manickath, whose love for fashion and design lead him to creating a bespoke brand. So here is an exclusive short but sweet interview for the very first time in our blog –

1. Tell us a bit about the Philosophy of Soucika?
People in Bangalore are from various walks of life, who have various demands, in terms of price, when it comes to clothing. The philosophy behind Soucika is to provide impeccable bespoke fashion service to Bangaloreans. When Soucika was started in Bangalore, there wasn’t much option for bespoke designer clothes in reasonable price and that was the main objective of us – To provide perfect fit, on time delivery, customized fashion.

2. What excites you most in fashion now?
Fashion is unpredictable, it is fresh each day! Every day is exciting for me !

3. What do you have to say about the Contemporary styles in India?
Indian fashion has been drastically changed in terms of silhouettes and colors. Fashion like katori blouses have vanished, and people prefer more of crop tops now. Red and golden which was found predominantly in fashion has now decreased to more of subtle yet vibrant colors.

4. Tell us about Soucika’s Vision?
To be the best fashion brand in both retail and bespoke service, internationally. We are soon to launch our virtual dress designer, which gives the users the liberty of designing their dream dress with just few clicks away from anywhere they are connected to the web.

5. What according to you are two Bridal essentials?
THE must have bridal essentials are amazing lingerie, fine and trendy jewelleries to go with the dress.

Source: http://www.soucika.com/from-the-directors-desk%E2%80%935-questions-with-the-man-himself.php

Bridging the gap – Presenting “Soucika Talks’

Finally! Presenting “Soucika Talks”. An exclusive blog to connect directly to our customers. Wondering why we took so much time to embark on this. Well there is always that moment we all wait for and for us “NOW” seemed to be the perfect juncture.

Soucika was an initiative taken by Mr.Kamal Raj Manickath in 2013 with a vision to make women feel beautiful and to give everyone an access to custom made Trousseau Essentials. We are not just a store, we are a fashion house and we take pride in it. So whether it is a designer lehenga, or a cocktail dress, bridal gown or bridesmaid dress, we have got it all covered for you. Our impeccable designs and noteworthy tailoring, craftsmanship and attention to detail, will make every girl the belle of the ball. After all occasions do not just happen!

We customise our designs for our clients. Our aim is to make our clients happy by making a dress which is one of kind. Made just for her, for her body and for her soul, an investment she will never regret. A dress that would talk about her personality and bring out the effortless elegance.

Our blog will be a medium for us to reach out to you and for you to connect with us. This would be our style guide for the dignified women of today. What to expect from this?

Weekly style updates, bridal trends from around the world, trousseau styling tips, new arrivals, event updates, interviews, fashion shows news, health ,fitness and a little bit of gossip. What more can a woman want?

We have three stores across the city. For more information visit http://www.soucika.com and do not hesitate to drop us a line or leave your comments below and we will get back to you. So until next time – Stay Elegant!

Source: Bridging the gap – Presenting “Soucika Talks’