With the start of wedding season, the things that excite everybody are the preparations, spectacular events involved and obviously the ethnic clothes that everyone garb on themselves. Especially for brides, wedding day is the most memorable one and so they obviously need to be dressed up like a princess! Hence, when it comes to dressing of brides for their wedding day and posts wedding functions, the very first name that comes to anybody’s mind without a doubt is the one and only Sabyasachi Mukherjee.
He is the most famous fashion designer of India who basically specializes in ethnic clothes even though he is a master of art in the entire fashion industry. Popularly known for his designer bridal lehenga collection, Sabyasachi is one designer on whom the entire Bollywood depends mainly during wedding seasons. But not only for weddings, his art work is personified in every piece of clothing he creates. His popularity is such that not only Indian brides but brides from all over the world prefer to don Sabyasachi bridal lehenga.
Sabyasachi – The Designer
Sabyasachi Mukherjee is an Indian fashion designer from Kolkata born in 23 Feb, 1974. After completing 12th from St. Xavier’s College, he graduated from National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) in 1999. Just after college he started selling his own label named ‘Sabyasachi’.
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Sabyasachi’s design inspiration is very simple, from Indian aesthetic to beautifully bright and from sparkly shimmery to freaky minimalist. His collection reflects the image of Indian values, culture, norms, ethnicity, traditional aspects, etc without trying to ape western trends. Sabyasachi’s wedding lehangas are nothing more but personalised imperfection of the human hand. The designs of heavy lehenga and its upper blouse generally revolve around flora and fauna, Islamic motifs, intricate Meenakari motifs, cultural impression which hugely represents that this art form is inspired from his hometown Kolkata. Kolkata have been the lifelong inspiration for Sabyasachi’s collection. He is like an evolution for an entire ethnic era in India.
His label started selling internationally in 2006. He is basically famous for reviving the Indian prestigious clothes into glamour like saree, lehenga and anarkali style and even sells hand woven sarees on non profitable basis. Moreover, according to fashion forecasters, Sabyasachi is the only reason for comeback of banarasi sarees, brocade work, kimkhab work, etc. through heavy lehangas. For preparing lehenga for brides, he uses unusual fabrics, textures, designs, embellishment, and embroidery to achieve a perfect wedding lehenga for the bride to be.
Sabyasachi’s major focus is on detailing of the final garment. He generally use vibrant electric colour palette, which reminds us of Mughal era and their intricate designs, the richness of their fabric, the authenticity of their clothes and many such factors. Sabyasachi bridal lehangas are more inspired from ancient era which portrays a woman with lot of royalty like a maharani and depicts the whole garment being worn by some queen of any ancient palace. When Sabyasachi was asked as to how he sees his collection from the eyes of common people he replied that his own collection resembles an International styling with an Indian Soul.
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Apart from his work and love for heavy ethnic garments, even music contributed in his collection as more of his work is at times inspired by music which used to be played in olden days. He portrays the era of Shastriya as well as folk music of Kolkata into his work. Apart from working as a fashion designer he has contributed a lot to Bollywood too. Sabyasachi entered into films with his costume designing for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film, Black. His contribution in Indian cinema is really appreciable. Designer lehenga by Sabyasachi and many more ethnic designs are not only popular in Bollywood but among Hollywood stars also.
Red and Golden Lehengas
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On professional front, Sabyasachi’s red bridal lehenga and golden lehenga are the two most gorgeous and elegantly crafted lehengas that are always high in demand by almost every bride for their wedding night and even for those who dream of Sabyasachi. The use of rich fabric, beautiful cuts, vibrant colours and proper textures enhance the beauty of both the lehengas. With use of extensive zardozi work, metal embroidery, resham and intricate sequins work, a topping of velvet and banarasi silk fabric differentiates the Sabyasachi’s red bridal lehenga and golden lehenga from other designers’ work. Being a workaholic, Sabyasachi is not only busy during wedding season but has collaborated himself with many fashion bloggers and magazines that make him work entire year thereby producing mind blowing art pieces from his collection.
Think of a wedding, then why Sabyasachi only comes to mind!
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When we have to take the names of fashion designers, many names strike our mind like Manish Malhotra, Ritu Kumar, Rohit Bal, Ritu Beri, Neeta Lulla, Manish Arora. But when it comes to a designer for ethnic wear or particularly for weddings the very first name that strikes our mind is Sabyasachi Mukherjee. It’s because of his works and outfits, that are a perfect blend of modern day element with a tinge of traditional charm into it, which justifies his label to the best.
Let me elaborate some facts about Sabyasachi that makes any person fall for his work especially for ethnic wear:
Be it a silk or a khadi, give anything to Sabyasachi and he has such creativity that he can convert any normal rated fabric into a star one for any heavy lehenga. Without any gaudy embellishment or overloaded bling, he still manages to give the perfect bridal look to anyone wearing his lehengas. He has that charm in his hands that manages to turn an unconventional weaved fabric into a beautiful bridal lehenga.
Detailing to its extreme
In Sabyasachi’s bridal lehenga or any heavy lehenga, you tend to experience every form of art from ancient to medieval to modern era with intricate details. You can find this even on a small piece of blouse and in pure traditional weaves on its dupatta. The beautiful Indian craftsmanship can be experienced in its work.
Victory for Brides to be
Sabyasachi is not just a name in India rather it’s a fashion Label. Going for a wedding shopping and opting for a Sabyasachi Lehenga as your final outfit is not only a matter of pride but it brings with itself unmatched glory for the bride. Sabyasachi not only provides lehengas to its brides but he truly and purely pampers the bride with his mesmerizing and classy designed wedding lehengas. The best part of his work is that he gets deep into the detailing and this fact also differentiates him from others designers.
Portrays India perfectly
Being a high in demand designer not only in Bollywood but worldwide, the one thing common as well as unique in his designs is his love for India. Whether it’s a night party gown or dress for an afternoon function, his designs always have an Indian touch. He has an outstanding ability to even evolve culture in his designs, for example if the wedding is according to Hindu mythology, then the theme of the dress would revolve around it and if it’s a nikah then the outfit would be according to that. This modification can be performed by none other than Sabya.
When it comes to wedding, heavy lehenga and jewellery are two such things that every bride possesses but when we talk about Sabyasachi, he is one such designer who provides the bride with extravagant outfits that usually lessens the use of heavy jewellery and makeup. Sabyasachi’s massive embroidered maharani blouses around the neckline are usually full or quarter sleeved. And his embellished attires tend to nullify the use of stonework jewellery thereby adding class to the bridal attire.
Fulfils the dreams of brides
Like other designers who usually go with the trend and add mix and match status to the couture of the exclusive bride, Sabyasachi is one such man who never comprises on the dreams of his brides in their outfits. He completely ignores the theory of mix and match concept and focuses purely on the overall main bridal theme of the wedding. In most of his wedding lehengas, the colour has to be none other than red and golden. His red bridal lehengas and golden lehengas are perfect attire for the brides to wear on their special night as they enhance the personality of the star of the wedding, the bride!
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A Sabyasachi labelled dress is one such attire that will never go off the beat, either you wear it in a casual party or you go for a wedding, his dresses will always rock the floor and will always make you feel distinguished from others. Being in this industry for years, Sabyasachi has never let his followers down and has always showed up something new in every year’s fashion events. From sequins to stones and from resham to zardozi, his work has always come up as a cherished and unique piece for his clients and followers.