After four sightings of his collections on the red carpet in just one week, suffice it to say Sabyasachi Mukherjee has knocked off Manish Malhotra as the most preferred desi designer. And why not? Sabyasachi collections are timeless, stay true to the Indian heritage and retain his signature stamp of kitsch. It’s no wonder then that Oprah Winfrey, talk show host extraordinaire made a beeline for his flagship store when she was in Mumbai.
His bridal couture line has got people from all corners of the world coveting it. His official Facebook page bears witness to that as radiant brides have sent in their pictures of their big day outfitted in Sabyasachi. Quite recently, he styled one of his biggest fans Vidya Balan for Filmfare. The results you could say, were phenomenal. The black and white snaps were quite honestly the best we’ve ever seen of the actress.
The NIFT graduate first started out back in 2001 and has showcased his work at the prestigious Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week. It wasn’t all about Indian wear but Indian symbolism sending down models wearing t-shirts with communist symbols, a nod to Marxist Kolkata where he grew up. He later tried his hand at costume design, working most notably on Sanjay Leela Bhansali‘s masterpieces Black and Guzaarish. His sister Payal is an influential force in his team, often playing muse. Nowadays, he appears on the popular show Band Baaja Bride.
We take you through a quick recap of the stars who wore clothes from a Sabyasachi collection during the past week and why I feel he is the new undisputed red carpet ruler.
With a pulled back bun and statement earrings, Deepika Padukone looked extremely elegant in a black sari with a white embroidered border at the Police Show. The year may have just begun, but this look from Ms Padukone has already made me feel the best has already come.
Two Sabyasachi appearances in a week from Aishwarya Bachchan certainly says something. The actress is known to be partial to Abu Jani – Sandeep Khosla and Manish Malhotra. She wore this couture anarkali to the Filmfare Awards press conference.
He designed her looks for her comeback film English Vinglish and in turn Sridevi walked the ramp for his couture show. The evergreen actress looked breathtaking in a white floral-print sari with a black border. Classy and elegant as always.
Let’s face it. Velvet is not an easy fabric to carry off but Huma Qureshi wears it so well. Love the sheer sleeves and applique details on her sari. We are expecting more sartorial hits from this gorgeous actress.
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Pix courtesy: Yogen Shah for MissMalini
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