Jan 23, 2019 CONTENTS Sabyasachi; An Insight 1 The Master of Textiles 5 The Gem and Jewel 31 The Shoe Collection 41 Interiors with Sabya 47 The Design Formula 57 Sabyasachi Art foundation 65 Sabyasachi; An. Aug 29, 2020 There are a few pieces of art—mostly Dhruvi Acharya—and canvases by a Bengali artist nurtured by the Sabyasachi Art Foundation. But mostly, there are objects with personal history, like the dining table that he's had since his time living in a paying guest accommodation. Hand painted and printed chiffon sarees with embroidered borders are paired with sequin-embroidered blouses. Custom print artwork created by Sabyasachi Mukherjee for the Sabyasachi Art Foundation.
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Sabyasachi Mukherjeeis one of the rare designers who most brides dream to be dressed by. Taking his legacy forward, the Kolkata-based designer, who has completed 20 years in the industry, will be bringing his eclectic craft to high-street brand H&M on April 16. The upcoming collection is titled ‘Wanderlust’ and will be bringing forth this aesthete’s know-how to an affordable range of clothing, much to everyone’s joy.
In a statement, the designer shared, “I am happy to announce the collaboration with H&M, as it gives us the opportunity to spread the Sabyasachi aesthetic to a wider audience in India and worldwide. Having done couture for the majority of my career, it is very exciting to bring that finesse of craft to ‘ready-to-wear’ and create whimsical and fluid silhouettes that bring relaxed sophistication to everyday life.”
This is also one of the first times that H&M is collaborating with an Indian designer after much-talked about associations with luxury houses like Giambattista Valli, Balmain, Versace and Moschino, among many others.
A key highlight of this collection will be Indian textiles and prints—Sabyasachi’s signature—which will be brought to life by the Sabyasachi Art Foundation. The collection will be available in H&M stores in India and across the globe and online on HM.com and Myntra.
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When Sabyasachi launches a new collection, it’s almost vital for everyone in the world of social media to stop, pause, freak out, drool, and then move on with their lives. This time when he dropped his new collection ‘Kesribai Pannalal’ on social media last night, I was glued to the photos for more than an HOUR! The splash of colors, intricate embroidery, semi-precious stones and zardozi borders, added freshness to the designs he created.
Sabyasachi Mukherjee spoke about how he has always been fascinated by the way Indian women dress – our multiple options when choosing clothing and jewelry and our complex rituals and traditions of beauty. Amrita Sher-Gil, Protima Bedi, Aditi Mangaldas, Mallika Sarabhai, and Rekha, to name a few, are perhaps the inspiration behind this collection. Not only are these women fiercely individualistic, they also have been some of the greatest ambassadors of Indian indigenous art and crafts.
Scroll through his latest collection here!
The ‘Dil-Guldasta’ Lehenga
“The lehenga is intricately embroidered on Bordeaux silk with hand-dyed velvet appliques, silk-floss, beaten silver and gold thread and rose-tinted crystals and rhinestones. The look is accessorized with jewellery from the Sabyasachi Heritage Jewelry Collection and romanticized with a sheer, diaphanous, embroidered veil.” – Sabyasachi
An Ornate Lehenga In Ivory Silk
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“This ivory silk is first hand-painted, then appliquéd with tea-dyed velvet and over-layered with the finest of zardosi, coffee-stained pearls, rhinestones, crystals and semi-precious stones. From start to finish the entire ensemble took over 5340 hours to finish, giving it the quality of a modern heirloom.” – Sabyasachi
A Moss Green Silk Lehenga
“A moss green silk lehenga embroidered with silk-floss thread, beaten gold bullion and semi-precious stones.” – Sabyasachi
A Kumquat Lehenga
“A ‘Kumquat’ lehenga hand-embroidered with silk-floss thread, zardosi and rhinestones and framed with heritage zardosi borders. Statement choker and earrings from the Sabyasachi Heritage Jewelry Collection give this outfit a whimsical and playful yet heritage feel.” – Sabyasachi
An Iranian Turquoise Velvet Lehenga
“An Iranian turquoise velvet lehenga intricately embroidered with zardosi, appliqué, pearls and crystals.” – Sabyasachi
A Hand Embroidered Silk Lehenga
“Bridal lehengas lavishly hand-embroidered with silk-floss, beaten silver thread and studded with semi-precious stones, beads, and pearls.” – Sabyasachi
A ‘Sulekha’ Blue Lehenga
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“A ‘Sulekha’ blue lehenga hand-embroidered with silk-floss thread, zardosi and rhinestones and framed with heritage zardosi borders. The outfit is complemented with an Indian orange badla dupatta and a woven Benarasi veil. Statement choker and earrings from the Sabyasachi Heritage Jewelry Collection complete this picture of glamorous nostalgia.” – Sabyasachi
A Lotus Jade Brocade Lehenga
This brocade lehenga encrusted with hand-cut crystals, pea, ls and burnt silver zardosi.
The Mughal Miniatures and Benarasi Meena Lehenga
“Inspired by Mughal miniatures and Benarasi meena, this lavish lehenga is embroidered with silk floss, antique zardosi and semi-precious stones and pearls. The lehenga is framed with a museum-quality zardosi border featuring elephants and foliage with three-dimensional relief.
The look is accessorized with traditional jewelry featuring Burmese rubies, Zambian emeralds, pearls, yellow sapphires and uncut diamonds.” – Sabyasachi
A Rich Indigo Lehenga
“Rich indigo and Iranian turquoise velvet lehengas intricately embroidered with zardosi, appliqué, pearls and crystals.
Jewelry Courtesy: Sabyasachi Heritage Jewelry Collection. A rich indigo velvet lehenga, intricately embroidered with zardosi, appliqué, pearls and crystals.” – Sabyasachi
A Hand Painted Ivory Lehenga
“Elaborately hand-painted lehengas by The Sabyasachi Art Foundation are intricately embroidered with silk-floss, beaten gold and silver thread, badla and bullion and encrusted with semi-precious stones and pearls.
In order to preserve the highest standards of craftsmanship, some of these bridal ensembles take over 3400 man-hours to finish. When placed in the context of contemporary life, they easily qualify as modern heirlooms.” – Sabyasachi
A Pashmina Lehenga
“This ‘Pashmina’ lehenga is framed with a patchwork of multiple zardosi borders and paired with a brocade blouse, an old-style brocade dupatta, and a Benarasi organza odhna.” – Sabyasachi
A Baroque Jacket
“A baroque jacket in ivory and Iranian turquoise silk is first hand-painted, then appliquéd with tea-dyed velvet and over-layered with the finest of zardosi, coffee-stained pearls, rhinestones, crystals and semi-precious stones. It is lined with chintz-printed cotton and over-layered on top of a voluminous cotton lehenga. This couture-meets-Bohemian-whimsy ensemble is paired with a stunning vintage choker in uncut diamonds and tourmalines.” – Sabyasachi
An Antique Brocade Lehenga
:An antique brocade lehenga is reinforced with kantha from Barasat and smeared with bel-butis created with hand-cut metal sequins. The lehenga is framed with an oversized zardosi border featuring burnt bullion, tea-dyed pearls, and velvet appliqués. A museum quality chikan dupatta with a burnt zardosi border and a diaphanous odhna (veil), meticulously hand-embroidered on tulle, complete this limited edition, one-of-a-kind textile lehenga.” – Sabyasachi
A Silk Mashru Gharara Set – Ideal for an Anand Karaj Ceremony
“The lady wears a silk mashru kurta, embroidered with ‘tilla’ bel-butti and border, chowki design aari-taari dupatta and a mashru gharara with ‘tilla’ details.
The gentleman is wearing a Burma Ivory quilted Murshidabad silk sherwani with Bengal tiger house buttons.” – Sabyasachi
A Bridal Kurta
“Textured brocades, kantha, stitched and detailed kalamkari and a multitude of vintage borders create this strong bridal kurta that is worn with a complex patchwork shawl, a Benarasi odhna, and a block-printed, embroidered velvet ijaar.” – Sabyasachi
A Quintessential Indian Mehendi Outfits
“Men in block printed angrakhas, floral and leheriya turbans.
Women in kalidar kurtas, matka ‘tilla’ dupattas and organza Benarasi odhnas.” – Sabyasachi
A Red Bridal Saree
“The heartland of India wears red bridal sarees. They are either Benarasis or the distinct aari-taari sarees with gota or zardosi borders. For me, these sarees are “chicken soup for the soul.” Every time I see one of them, they represent a certain timelessness and a sense of assurance that is all is well. Perhaps, these are old familiar tales that we need to cling to in desperation in an ever-changing world to find our way back home.
At Sabyasachi, these are the textile and design stories that we love to celebrate. Not as designers or revivalists, but as restoration artists. Because in our confused modern world, a lot of us need a little bit of hand-holding, a little sign from popular culture that restores our faith in our own identities.” – Sabyasachi
The Kalamkari Sarees in Khadi
“Kalamkari sarees in khadi from Andhra Pradesh are meticulously textured and overdyed. Done with a simple lock-stitch machine, this technique is one of the pillars of our brand. We call it to stitch detail. One karigar takes over 31 days to texture a saree. The saree is further embellished with our signature zardosi borders which are aged with complex processes. The heart of the saree lies in its stunning pallu which is crafted out of a melange of heritage borders that are made in different craft belts all across the country.
Women from the villages of Barasat create beautiful hand-made tassels to fringe the pallu and pieces of textiles are sewn together to create a unique and distinctive blouse.” – Sabyasachi
A Burma Ivory Velvet Sarees
“Come winter, we always present another house classic- our velvet sarees. This year we present it in Burma Ivory with a painstakingly embroidered ‘tilla’ work pallu inspired from a rare Kashmiri shawl. The pleats are embroidered on tulle with marori and gota.
The look is accessorized with 22k gold, uncut diamonds, emerald and pearl jewellery from the Sabyasachi Heritage Jewelry Collection.
The gentleman wears a quilted silk sherwani in hand-dyed Murshidabad silk and accessorized with hand-crafted Bengal tiger buttons.” – Sabyasachi
A Khadi and Zari Saree
“A black woven khadi and zari saree with antique zardosi border details and hand-crafted tribal tassels. It is paired with a severe full-sleeved khadi blouse and a spectacular ‘tilla’ work miniature gilet.
Chunky folk jewellery and kohl-rimmed eyes give the look a very strong sense of organic decadence and power dressing.” – Sabyasachi
The Black Silk Matka Gheredar Kurta
“A black silk matka gheredar kurta with antique zardosi details and a spectacular ‘tilla’ work miniature gilet. The outfit is teamed with a woven khadi and zari dupatta with zardosi details and hand-crafted tribal tassels. Chunky folk jewellery and kohl-rimmed eyes give the look a very strong sense of organic decadence and power dressing.” – Sabyasachi
An Indigo Matka Silk Anarkali
“An indigo matka silk anarkali and dupatta is lavishly embroidered with gold ‘tilla’ work reproduced from documents of antique Kashmiri shawls. Kora khadi churidars and jewellery from the Sabyasachi archives complete this powerful look.” – Sabyasachi
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The Shawl-Collar Velvet Portrait Blouses
“The ladies are wearing shawl-collar velvet portrait blouses with zardosi detail and hand-painted and printed organza sarees with vintage borders. The men are in quilted silk sherwanis fashioned out of hand-dyed Murshidabad silk and accessorized with hand-crafted Bengal tiger buttons.
The sherwanis are complemented with tussar stoles edged with ‘tilla’ borders.
The ladies are wearing shawl-collar velvet portrait blouses with zardosi detail and hand-painted and printed organza sarees with vintage borders. Their necks are adorned with dainty necklaces made out of emeralds, diamonds, rose-cuts and natural pearls.” – Sabyasachi
“The lady wears a vintage mustard shawl-collar velvet portrait blouse with zardosi details and hand-painted and printed Iranian turquoise organza saree with lush blooms and vintage borders. On her neck is a stunning emerald, diamond, and rose-cut choker, woven with Basra pearls. An eclectic mix of the arts, the period and the ‘mod’.” – Sabyasachi
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