It’s one of her favourite things to do – walk around Bandra dressed like a boy, hair cropped, drop crotch black pants, men’s shoes and a fake moustache. It’s no wonder then, that celebrity hairstylist Sapna Bhavnani (founder of Mad O Wot salon)’s new line of clothing is largely indifferent to sex but not to style. Titled SoFake, “because everyone in fashion is”, this androgynous label for men and women also includes the handy work of designer-stylist Sukriti Grover, who met Sapna over a gold sequined blazer. The SoFake collection hits Attic (Santacruz) and Bliss (Versova) on Friday, November 25 and will soon find a space at the Mad O Wot salons as well.
Weather You’re a Boy or Girl
The colour palette of SoFake’s Fall/Winter Collection 2011 ranges from snow to storm to total blackout, but its strong structures keep it resistant to the weather and gender. There are asymmetric tops, high waist trousers, skirt-pants and culottes crafted out of comfy jerseys, livable linens and cotton. Our favourite bit about the collection - sported by Airport singer Arijit Dutta on SoFake’s Facebook page - is the christening of each garment. They come with fun name tags like ‘Pants to Live In’ and ‘The Ooh-la-la-la Jacket” and are reasonably priced at Rs 690 going up to Rs 2,500.
While the designers insist that the collection’s classic cuts means each garment can be effortlessly teamed with anything, we’re not sure they’d go with everyone. We don’t, for instance, see too many men volunteering to try on the Lace Yok Man Shirt, but Sapna says we’d be surprised. “I’m super proud of the men’s collection, specifically of the frilly Man Blouse," she says. Non courageous lads, please step this way to see basics like The Super-skinny-but-not-too-skinny Pants and Toyfriend Waistcoats.
In bpb’s shopping cart: The pretty, cloud-like ‘I’m So Comfy Shirt’ that would look great with skinny jeans and the sexy Boyfriend Blazer, a stylish way to break in the new nip in the air.
Adam and Even
Ultimately, as Sapna transitions from tress to dress, she wants to keep you trim with well-cut, cheap clothes that don’t intimidate. But best of all, she wants to give you trousers, the same ones for him and her, so you both can wear the pants in the relationship.
Getting there: SoFake, view the Facebook page here, available at Attic, Santacruz and Bliss, Versova from November 26, start at Rs 690 for a ganji.
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