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
Cotton oversized T-shirt, made on special order, Abraham & Thakore. Knitted jersey pants, price on request, Stella McCartney.
Jersey vest, made on special order, Namrata Joshipura. Gold cuff, price on request, Eddie Borgo.
Cotton oversized hoodie T-shirt, made on special order, Rishta by Arjun Saluja.
Jersey top, made on special order, Tarun Tahiliani. Button-down cotton skirt, price on request, Rara Avis. Metal choker, price on request, Dior.
Cotton T-shirt, made on special order, Gaurav Gupta. Striped culottes, price on request, Rishta by Arjun Saluja. Metal choker, price on request, Dior.
Cotton crop-top, made on special order, Payal Khandwala. Jacquard jacket, price on request, Payal Pratap. Cotton parallel trousers, price on request, Savio Jon. Tassel suede slip-ons, price on request, Christian Louboutin. Geometric gold earrings, price on request, Eddie Borgo.
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