With his Saturday night show at the LFW, Delhi designer Ashish N Soni not only made a comeback to the Mumbai ramp after a gap of seven years, but he also served up what he does best — a collection called “Volomatic” — volume plus monochromatic colours. By adding a dash of his signature prints and distinct tailoring, Soni managed to send an energetic and youthful line of oversized shapes and boxy silhouettes down the ramp. The highlight of the collection were the 16 geometric prints Soni developed especially for the line and how he artfully styled multiple black-and-white prints in one ensemble. Checks, polka dots and stripes of varying sizes were fashioned into “very retro, Studio 54” patterns.
While Soni’s version of voluminous and androgynous clothes we could get on board with, it was the show’s title sponsor Tresemme’s depiction of the volume trend that took the presentation in a distinctly scary direction. Over-large afros, humongous beehives and gigantic ‘bump its’ made the hair verge on the comical. Thankfully, Soni’s clothes managed to exercise some much-needed frizz control.