Basil Soda- Modern-Day Woman
Fashion designer Basil Soda’s pieces tell a story of their own through his ultra-feminine yet strongly independent spring-summer 2014 ready-to-wear (RTW) collection. One look at this collection and you envision the modern-day woman, easing through her hectic day looking fresh, elegant and strong, going on to begin the night with a glamorous bang. This season, Soda explores new grounds while staying true to his beginnings. He puts forth a lighter attitude, plays with explosions of colour, combines sleek tailoring with exuberant shapes and tastefully mixes unexpected fabrics. The dresses are flattering even when they’re “not.” They’re sexy yet classic, feminine yet edgy, soft yet striking — just the esthetic Soda thrives on. He gets his inspirations from his love of architecture, so it’s no surprise that his journey into haute couture began with his belief in providing a certain fantasy for each woman.
Soda, always feeling at liberty to create, established his fashion house in 2000 and launched his RTW collection in 2010. Working with perfectionism at the forefront, Soda watches over every haute-couture creation, constructing each silhouette directly on the mannequin. Soda really touches on female dualities — their very obvious romanticisms and mysterious mannerisms. The collection is said to embody “every aspect of a modern-day woman’s life.”