Sougat Paul started his love affair with fashion at NIFT Kolkata and took it forward as a stylist in Mumbai working for various brands and finally venturing out on his own in 2010. His first show in the Gen Next Category at the Lakme Fashion Week received worldwide accolades following which he has showcased his creations four times at the Lakme Fashion Week.
Sougat Paul’s contemporary label for women called SOUP, which gets its name from his own initials, caters to the modern woman who wants both sophistication and sex appeal in her attire. Detailing is the mainstay of every piece from this label made with the utmost attention to quality and finishing. Sougat Paul’s tunics and dresses with their luscious mix of prints and textures are sought after by fashionistas everywhere.
The young brand is slowly but surely making its way into the wardrobes of Bollywood’s ladies with Sonali Bendre and Kareena Kapoor being its first conquests. With the festive season fast approaching and everyone on the hunt for trendy ensembles for the numerous social gatherings they will be attending, we have profiled some gowns, dresses and tunics by the talented designer. And through the magic of online shopping these can be yours with a few clicks and a quick checkout making it the best and most convenient shopping experience.
Starting with the most luxurious of Sougat Paul’s designs, the subtle embellishments and gorgeous draping of his designer gowns and dresses are the ultimate fashion statement for this season. The unconventional White Sheer Gown with Jumpsuit with its leather floral embroidery and peplum detailing is sure to be an instant head turner while the Colour Blocked Saree Gown with its fluid silhouette is a one of a kind stunner. For those who want to show some skin the plunging V neckline and draped tulip skirt of the Elegant Pink Draped Gown as well as the angelic allure of the dipped hemline and peach ombre drapes of the Gorgeous Monochrome Mini Dress are the ideal combination of chic and sexy.
Lovers of ethnic prints and silhouettes will appreciate the Charming Long Dress with its layering of a mustard printed jacket over a beige dress in the style of an anarkali kurta or the vibrant eye-catching colours of the Vivacious Panelled Dress that can be worn as a slip on or paired with leggings and a simple dupatta.
Designer tunics are essential for all those events that fall into the semi-formal category. The versatility of tunics lies in their ability to be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. Sougat Paul’s tunics with their unique blend of fabrics, colours and styles would make for lovely additions to your already vast or not so extensive tunic collection. Those who enjoy interesting styling will fall head over heels for the Trendy Tunic with Ruched Skirt, which features two shades of blue juxtaposed with each other in raw silk and chiffon and finished off with an embellished halter strap. While those who can’t resist the temptation of wearing something truly comfortable and tasteful will enjoy The Stylish Two Toned Tunic Set with its geometric printed calf length tunic paired with black palazzo pants. With palazzo pants being the new flavour of ethnic wear this season this ensemble is ticking all the right boxes. The Lovely Tunic Set is a breath of fresh air with its subdued prints and colours offset against the sunshine yellow trousers that are seen through the slit and sheer bottom half of the zippered designer tunic. Another exquisite amalgamation of traditional prints and fabrics with a contemporary silhouette is featured in the Pretty Chanderi Tunic with its back slit and mustard Ikat print against a blue background.