It was just last season when Gen next designer Sohaya Misra opened LFW with outstanding creativity, and soon became a Bollywood favourite. Fashionistas like Sonam Kapoor and Neha Dhupia swear by her label, Chola by Sohaya. This year, too, her collection is inspired by Japanese motifs, "I love the Japanese design sensibility. The way they break rules and make the garment a work of art really inspires me," says Sohaya.
"My new collection is very different from my earlier one. For one, there is colour. And though I will never let go of my draped silhouette, this time I have experimented with a lot of structure as and incorporated some amount of androgyny. As I always say, age, size, sex are no bar. I always base by collection on separates. I like that people can pick up a few pieces and play around with them to come up with completely different looks. Layering is a big part of my design process. I don't really follow trends but I think easy is always in, no matter what season."