After graduating from National Institute of Fashion Technology, India and with a clear focus, Sabyasachi Mukherjee immediately went on to start his eponymous label. He made his ramp debut in 2002 at India Fashion Week, and there was no looking back.
From the start, he had a clear idea of the kind of brand he wanted to establish, and that’s why now it’s easy to spot a design from his label. In his bio, Sabyasachi describes his design philosophy as ‘Personalised imperfection of the human hand’, which is quite evident through his collections.
Now, Sabyasachi has pioneered the Instagram reveal by introducing all his new collections on the social media platform. It proves that he is not only a master at incorporating the traditional essence but also a visionary.
Always pushing the boundaries to explore the heritage crafts and showcase them in a new light, Sabyasachi successfully reintroduces the old to the new world.
20th July: Taking on the role of a modern techno-savvy designer, Sabyasachi again revealed his autumn-winter couture collection on Instagram, and we feel soon this is going to be a major trend. The feed looks fabulous, but the most awaited post on the feed was the launch of his jewellery line on July 20, 2017.
The couture collection didn’t deviate from his signature style of excellent craftsmanship and opulent design. The regalness came through the Baroda collection that had Chanderis, Maheshwaris, kanjivarams, glistening tissue, rustic fabrics adorned by gota lampi borders. Reinventing the odhna and the sari and redefining the sheer through finely woven fabrics, Sabyasachi Mukherjee made sure he was creating something spectacular.
Whereas, the Heritage Collection, which is part of his every collection, amplified the traditional weaves. The one sari that is hard to forget is the Coromandel red silk matka saree. The silk matkas and raw silk fabric are embellished with hand beater gold and silver aari. The menswear of this collection showcased aari sherwanis with chanderi tissue safas.
The Devi collection was dedicated to the traditional colour palettes with red lehengas for the bride and classic ivory textured silk sherwanis with silk churidar and kota safa for the groom.
Sabyasachi’s jewellery line featured a mix of fine jewellery that had diamonds and coloured gemstones, heritage jewellery that had jadau and traditional pieces and even Men’s jewellery.
Yet again, Sabyasachi had managed to mesmerise us all and that too while we scroll through our Insta feed.
25th February: Starting a revolution of an Instagram exclusive reveal of the collection, Sabyasachi’s spring couture was live on 25th February 2017. The intrigue was build up on his social media platform, but the focus of the collection was clearly on destination weddings.
Describing it as a tale of valour and restraint, the collection was dreamy and amplified the regality of it all. The first glimpse was of a serene white organza sari that was hand-painted with floral motifs. Even the textured sherwanis were hand-painted. Some classic silhouettes like the Udaipur lehenga had embellishments with hand-embroidered zardosi. A melange of embroidered tulle and hand-painted khadi was featured too.
The pastel colours got an upgrade with the capsule collections like Gulaal, Sheesh Mahal, The Benaras Gharana, Mharo Gulabi and Paheli. Modern elements like fringed borders and embellished capelets seamlessly became a part of traditional ensembles.
Always a lot of handwork and hard work go into the making of Sabyasachi Mukherjee’s collection and The Udaipur Collection was nothing but surreal.