She is fashion’s most talented and yet most elusive designer. Around for almost 20 years. Sonya Battla is one of the few names in Pakistan who have stuck to design diktat and rarely, if ever, walked the commercial route. Her long-lasting and time-tested clientele will happily vouch for her very strong aesthetic. She may not be very active on the fashion week circuit; that is the new guage forjudging how ‘with it’ a designer is these days, but she has been spreading her wings and expanding her business. 2014 saw the opening of Kaju. a high street branch of her label. Kaju has been drawing in women who work and need smart, professional and affordable clothing and yet clothing that does not compromise on aesthetic, which you generally tend to lose when transiting from high street to high end
Months after Kaju, comes Sonya Battla’s flagship on C Street. For the unaware. C Street has emerged as one of the fanciest locations in this part of town. And Sonya Battla is conveniently nestled between Ensemble. Xander’s and N Pro. Between retail therapy, hair and beauty therapy and some of the best food in the city, we can see fashionistas easily spending several hours in the vicinity.
The new Sonya Battla flagship has a separate bridal studio and being more expansive, has a larger selection of ready to wear, including resort wear for summer travelers. We do recommend you check it out when you’re next door for a Margherita!