Sonam Kapoor has always been the belle of the ball with her ultra-femme ensembles! Today, she walks with a tough warning – ‘Don’t let my sweet motifs and ballerina buns fool you, I am femme with a punch.’
Back in 2007, the star stood poised as one of the most talked about big screen debuts. Ever since then, Sonam Kapoor has bowled us over again and again – with her sartorial modus operandi. Her rise to fashion was meteoric. Sonam’s prominence began in 2011 when she made her debut on the Cannes red carpet in a Jean Paul Gaultier vintage flavored one shoulder dress. That day she caught more eyes than those present in her space and became an instant favourite of the fashion folks! In 2012, she stood out once again, this time with Anamika Khanna’s sari-esque ensemble in gold. “Every year, I have been trying to bring in Indian elements with my look and appearance. When I go on an international platform, I try to promote Indian designers as much as I can because we have such a talented crop in our country,” she had said.
Be it cultural silhouettes or Indian weaves, in her own taste, Sonam Kapoor has been a force behind hyping the home crops. When celebrity brides relied on the world-reknowned bridal mastero Sabyasachi Mukherjee, she backed an unusual choice – a traditional red and gold lehanga by Anuradha Vakil. She urged dulhans to don vintage textiles for their big day. Her garb will surely make as fodder for roundtable conversations for years to come. Sonam knows how to truly separate from the masses in order to make striking statements. She relies on Indian handlooms with innumberable collaborations and ends up not only reviving them, but spins them for the modern woman who’s evolved with the changing times but clings fondly to her roots.
Remember when she turned showstopper for Ralph & Russo? The actor has even won over the hearts of International designers, who often invite Sonam to attend their shows. She is the first Bollywood lady to have herself sat on the front rows of Paris Fashion Week for iconic brands like Chanel, Dior, Louis Vuitton and Burberry, perhaps a few others.
Cannes is undoubtedly and evidently Sonam Kapoor’s favourite fashion vacation – this year too, the actor came with a strong purpose to bedazzle as watchers behold. Her gold chikankari gown from Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla showed reverence to the best kind of fashion inter-mixture. Talking about fusions, it’s somthing Sonam has masterfully made ‘her thing’. Her asymmetrical mix-matches will make you alter, rethink clothes as you’ve known them.
Ever since Sonam Kapoor started dating her now hubby Anand Ahuja, we witnessed a sort of transmutation. While Sonam can’t stray away from floral tributes and powerful pastels for too long, she adopted a newfound love for the coolest kicks. Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja give us everyday lessons on how to wear sneakers with everything you own, be it lehanga or a bandhgala. The Bollywood lady is always pushing the boundaries. Her aim? To make fashion lovers realize there are no boundaries.