Sonakshi Sinha and India's top designers just pulled off the coolest fashion collab yet

Putting the substance back in style

If you know nothing else about Sonakshi Sinha, you should know this: the star is a feisty powerhouse who lives life strictly on her terms. Which makes her the perfect frontwoman for a very special fashion project with India's top designers. Elle asked designers from veterans Tarun Tahiliani, Abraham & Thakore and Namrata Joshipura to rebels like Gaurav Gupta and Arjun Saluja to come up with their riff on Dior's now-iconic slogan T-shirts from S/S '17.

While Tahiliani batted for gender equality, Joshipura focused on body positivity. Khandwala and Abraham & Thakore used their slogan tees to celebrate the power of the female, while Arjun Saluja drove home a simple message — women's rights are human rights — with one impactful phrase. 

Sonakshi Sinha models the feistiest slogan T-shirts of the season    


Have a favourite? Check out the one-of-a-kind slogan T-shirts at the Elle Breast Cancer Carnival, kicking off in Delhi on March 11. The Carnival offers a variety of designer products at reduced rates, with proceeds going towards the Tata Memorial Hospital. Donor passes are available here.

Photographs: Colston Julian; Styling: Rahul Vijay; Assisted by: Salonee Khosla (styling); Aneri Koradia (production) Hair: Shailesh Moolya; Make-up: Nilesh Parmar