#ELLEReview: Sabyasachi by Sabyasachi
The designer calls his line "schizophrenic" - we couldn't have said it better
There was tons of excitement ever since we heard Sabyasachi Mukherjee was opening Lakmé Fashion week Summer/Resort 2015, and rightly so. But everyone was in for a surprise. “I think it’s a very commercial collection. Secondly, we are known to do classic Indian designs, but this is a younger line – Sabyasachi by Sabyasachi. And it’s a resort line we do for a much younger audience,” Mukherjee tells us.
The ’70s inspired line (called Big Love) featured deep necklines, lots of glittery lehengas teamed with striped crop tops, and hallmark Sabyasachi prints and embroidery. Much sexier too. “I don’t like anything in the middle. I like it either extremely sexual or extremely prim. This one is a little schizophrenic,” he says. If you were looking for traces of classic Sabya you found sari drapes over skirts, prim necklines and flouncy floral lehengas. The colour palette had forest and mint greens (an unusual choice for Sabyasachi), khakis, and peachy pinks. And it was, on the whole, a new direction for the designer.
Photographs: Shivaji Juvekar