Sabyasachi Mukherjee is a man who needs no introduction. He is one of the most celebrated Indian Bridal designer in the world. His work is a reflection of everything he gets inspired from and with every new collection he leaves us all mesmerized. On 2nd august at 9pm he took his fans all over the world on an aesthetically hypnotic ride when he launched his collection, “Kesribai Pannalal”. Let me grab this opportunity and take you through his spell binding collection of 2018.
The collection features Regal jewelry for which he took inspiration from the way some of the most elegant Indian women dressed namely, Protima Bedi, Rekha and many more. The jewelry features rubies, emeralds, pearls, yellow sapphires and tourmalines.
Such grand ornaments are made to look even grander by pairing them with hand painted lehengas, embroidered with silk floss beaten gold and silver thread, badla and bullion and encrusted with semi-precious stones and pearls.
The velvet lehengas have been embroidered with zardosi, crystals and applique work.
The mens collection starts with printed khadi angrakhas and silk kota turbans and moves on to quilted shervanis, accessorized with Bengal tiger buttons.
This segment feature ‘Kumquat’ lehengas, embroidered with zardosi, rhinestones and silk-floss threads and paired with Sabyasachi heritage chokers. It also includes earthy Vanarsi organza sarees, with block printed ‘kanthi’ blouse and tilla embroidered miniature gilets.
The vision was to produce a quintessential Indian mehendi, the men were styled in block printed angrakhas with floral and leheriya turbans and women in organza and kalidars.
For this segment he drew inspiration from the confidence and class apart characteristics of the Indian Army and the Air Force. The collection featured ladies in Shawl collar blouses with zardosi details and hand painted organza sarees. The men are seen in quilted silk shervanis, complemented with tussar stole with tilla border edging.
THE ‘DIL-GULDASTA- LEHENGA
The name does absolute justice to this magnificent piece of art. The base for the lehenga is Bordeaux silk with velvet applique work, embroidred with beaten gold and silver thread, silk-floss and rose tinted crystals and rhinestones. It is coupled with a dramatic, sheer, embroidered veil for a dream look.
For he calls Red the definite color of his brand. As the designer says, and I quote, “At Sabyasachi we celebrate the color red. If there was a definitive colour that defined the brand, it would be red. Not just any shade, but what has now come to pass in the trade as ‘Sabyasachi red.”
These timeless red ensembles are a bridge between the past and the present, between different cultures and religions of India, bringing them together is one notion, the desire of almost every girl to be a Sabyasachi Bride.
Keep’in it Styl-ish,