I have never been a fan of traditional Indian clothing, always thinking it either too frumpy or too garish. That is until I discovered Sabyasachi Mukherjee…now there is no going back!

Sabyasachi’s influences remain Bengali and bohemian literary: the poet Rabindrinath Tagore’s family photo albums; Satyajit Ray’s films, including his classic period film Charulata (The Lonely Wife, 1964), with a little bit of Calcutta’s communist past and some theatre thrown into the mix. He effortlessly manages to bring the traditional saree and formal-wear up to date, layering rusty looking textiles in modern patterns against each other, creating something so subtle with a multitide of depths.

Sabyasachi has completely changed my outlook on Indian fashion and I think when done correctly – the more traditional the better, or shall I say ‘folksy’. The designer completely captures the bohemian elements of India and also takes his cue from deserts, gypsies, prostitutes and antique textiles. The whole concept also has a feel reminiscent of the colours and flavours of Moulin Rouge.

I especially like the gold spotted textile he uses like glittering stars.







~ by Rohini on Tuesday, April 28, 2009.

One Response to “Sabyasachi”

  1. ‘She’ is going for his 2009 bridal show tomorrow! Im guessing it will be similar to your picture posts – really earthy and rich.

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