Calcutta based designer, Sabyasachi Mukherjee is one of the few Indian designers who has gained international recognition for his work as well as a loyal fan following worldwide. Although, his design sensibility is firmly Indian, his unique combination of prints, textures, and colors cut in contemporary silhouettes have given his collections a truly global appeal.
His style has been described as bohemian and eclectic but what sets Sabyasachi apart is his strong point of view and the execution of his vision, whether he’s fashioning clothes for the runways of New York or Mumbai. In the saturated, more is more world of fashion, having such a clear, directional focus is a bankable asset. Another Sabyasachi hallmark is his use of traditional textiles and local, handwoven fabrics, borne of his desire to preserve and support the artisinal heritage of the country.
All of these elements came together beautifully in the collection he presented at Lakme Fashion Week’s Summer/Resort 2010 show. On display were not the bright, airy looks expected for Resort but rather dresses and separates in a palette of deep, muted colors. The patchwork fabrics that have become synonymous with Sabyasachi have a deliberate yesteryear look to them but were completely fresh and modern in the silhouettes presented. The collection was simple and elegant with just the right amount of embellishment and embroidery. Sabyasachi may have his soul steeped in India but his collections are sure to find a wider, more global audience.
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