Sabyasachi – A craftsmanship genius
Anybody who has even a faint idea of Fashion, especially Apparels definitely knows Sabyasachi Mukherjee, a graduate from National Institute of Fashion Technology, Kolkata in 1999 and there has been no looking back. He started his own label called Sabyasachi itself. Today a bride takes pride in being a Sabyasachi bride. He attributes his impeccable taste in fashion and craft to his early days spent in art and music and his parents’ deep interest in arts.
A lot of people would like to debate on his design and aesthetic inclinations but one cannot ignore his eclectic sense in apparels and jewelry. What strikes out most about his designs is that it is always a complete package. Starting with a Lehenga (let us the take the example of a Firdaus collection as pictured below.) followed by accessories – A Matha Patti, nose ring, chandelier or dangler earrings and plenty of intricately carved rings on your finger. Not only that, he supervises the hairstyles, makeup and overall feel of the dress too. Genius isn’t it? No wonder the bride is called a Sabyasachi bride. She is dressed in his vision. But I would point out one thing, he is not a dictator and does not force his ideas on his clients. He observes his clients, speaks with them and based on his assessment of personality he creates the look and he loves critical feedback!
Sabyasachi has taken a lot of time to cultivate and evolve his taste in Fashion and accessories. From basic prints to intricate hand embroidery to reviving heritage called Save the Saree where he retails hand-woven Indian sarees on a non-profit basis priced at 3500 & the entire proceed goes to the weavers of Murshidabad. Similarly, he has taken up the task of reviving various heritage handlooms which otherwise would get lost in overexploitation. Another brilliant example is the Benarasi from Benaras (Yeah obviously!) He has not only revived it and created beautiful designs of it, he has actually got the attention of a lot of designers/buyers by launching his collections.
The most exciting part about Sabyasachi’s career, I believe was the show – Bang Baja Bride. While it started with other designers designing the bride’s D-Day dress, Sabyasachi took over and very soon there was no looking back. He designed the entire trousseau and monitored the bride’s holistic looks and appeal. The dresses, of course, were pure magic!
He has become so popular that most of the Bollywood brides have chosen him as their preferred designer. Bipasha Basu, Kareena Kapoor, Soha Ali Khan, Asin and many more. He has been the top favorite for various events and parties. From Filmfare to Cannes, he is been there done it all. 😀 . Maybe what attracts his clients is the fact that he is not commercial, On the contrary, he is a Craftsmanship genius. Each piece that comes out of his expertise is a beautifully crafted, well thought and brilliantly executed piece.
On the next blog: Sabyasachi’s Jewelry Launch Collection!