I know I know it is coming too late in the day but moving to a new city and settling in does take time and blogging along with studying is definitely not a piece of cake.. but am gonna try to juggle the two. While ever so often I do miss the Sabyasachi of the lore, we have now come to expect what Sabyasachi has to offer when he is going to do a show. Sheer couture worked upon crafted works. The guy just belts out collections with similar vibe but different themes, all laboriously worked upon so much so one can’t well remain without being in awe of his clothes. This time around, Sabyasachi looked towards the muslim cultures, embroideries and particularly Ferozabad. Working upon specifically zardozi embroidery and thread, one got to see quite the mirage of traditional silhouettes in pastel and subdued tones that were sort of an extension from his last showing embroidered with striking contrasts at occasions.
However trust him to keep things interesting while working within that particular silhouettes. From conservative to bold plunging statement necklines to belted dopattas (one of the features that he has come up with that I loved in his last showing too). He never ceases to surprise his audience keeping them hungry for more. While many do feel the guy is stuck with the traditional statement looks and exquisite craftsmanship, one does tend to see episodes of contemporary take on that integrated through the collection. Ssaris, kurtas, ghararas, lehengas, coats, peplum jackets and sleeved blouses all his signature layering made appearances on the ramp. If you see the video closely, a sari with an off white sari with a thin red border and worked up embroidered striking palloo was minimal chic at its best.
Also this time around his menswear captured much more attention than his womenswear. Now he has been doing this sort of menswear for a while now, but this time around, Sabyasachi went all out to make bold statement suits and ensembles. Benarasi bandhgalas, hand-block printed breeches, hand-block printed khadi shirts, patchwork blazers, sleeveless Nehru jackets embellished with 18 carat gold buttons made appearances on the ramp. Floral suits as well as separates permeated through the collection were eye catching and definitely went on my lust list for sure…. And yea I would rock the hell outta that floral suit. And I absolutely loved those 18th century floral pants. Yes Mr Sayasachi, I am definitely keeping an eye on what he comes up with next in that department.
One of the key features of a Sabyasachi Show is also his presentation and this time around the whole set was designed as an interior of a luxury train with vintage elements yet modern royal giving the whole collection a perfect backdrop. The whole presentation seemed like a theatre in motion.. (watch video below). I wish I had better images, but being away from the place, I have to resort to what is available on the internet. Get on this train baby!!
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