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'Istanblu' by Sonam & Paras Modi for SVA Couture

'Istanblu' by Sonam & Paras Modi for SVA Couture

Designers Sonam & Paras Modi hosted a Turkish High Tea to celebrate the launch of their  Spring/Summer 2015 collection 'Istanblu'. As the name suggests the designer duo's latest line for their label SVA Couture gets its inspiration from the harems of Istanbul. 

The designers played gracious hosts as they walked me through their beautiful collection for men and women. A Turkish flower pot motif (see picture above) that is omnipresent in the “Asil” harems forms the mainstay of the collection and reappears in many forms through various techniques. 

The collection is a myriad of blue shades decorated with ethnic prints, weaves and embroidery.  

We went to Turkey in the end of 2014 and visited Istanbul, Pammukale, Antalya, and Cappadocia. Istanbul was instantly one of our favourite cities due to its rich cultural heritage and gorgeous architecture. We were totally bowled over by the beautiful blend of European and Asian culture which is reflected in the food, the nightlife and the people.

Everything from the motifs on the walls, the colours, the lattice grilled windows, the beautiful flower pot tiles and the heritage jewels is what brought together our spring summer 2015 collection.
— Sonam Modi

I attended the event dressed in a SVA Midnight dress. The dark blue sheer georgette tunic has a gathered neckline with gold appliqué work on the cuffs and collar. 

My favourite look from the collection was this layered ensemble modelled by Sucheta Sharma at the event. The designers have a selection of separates that you can style to make the look your own. A selection of embroidered crop tops that can be paired with dhoti salwars and layered with floor length jackets. The zip detail ads an element of edge to the over all look.   Not to mention, I simply love the addition of the Turban; tres chic!!!! 

Karishma Tanna in Istanblu by Sva2.jpg

The collection is truly versatile with pieces such as the one worn by Karishma Tanna in the picture above. You can pair this jacket with straight pants, a salwar or a full skirt. 

The SVA Couture flagship store also houses an entire floor dedicated to their menswear. The flavours and colours of Turkey continue into the men's collection as well, which features Bandhgalas, Kurtas and Summer jackets. 

Kajal Agarwal, Shaheen Abbas, Karishma Tanna, Daisy Shah looked resplendent in stunning blue coloured cutwork creations by Sonam & Paras Modi while models Candice Pinto, Alecia Raut, Sucheta, Parvathy Omnakuttan, Amit Ranjan were the cynosure of all eyes at this Levantine themed evening.  

SVA Couture

Unit No. 8, Ground Floor, Vasan Udyog Bhavan, Sun Mill Compound, Senapati Bapat Marg, Opp. Phoenix Mills, Lower Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India 400 013. Tel: 022-66099360/ 09820886042

Midnight Tunic by SVA ~ Three Ways

Midnight Tunic by SVA ~ Three Ways

Best Dressed ~ Filmfare Glamour & Style Awards

Best Dressed ~ Filmfare Glamour & Style Awards