Top 20: Sabyasachi Mukherjee’s couture show
The week kicked off with the ace designer’s collection
India Couture Week kicked off with Sabyasachi Mukherjee’s couture collection, Ferozabad. From bijoux gilets to understated poplin kurtas, Sabyasachi offered up a range for the entire bridal party, the groom and the groomsmen.
Models walked the ramp, which was designed like a vintage train (leading to Ferozabad, we assume), in khadi and tulle saris, crystal-embellished poplin kurtas and ghararas. The classic bandhgala and Nehru jackets were updated with hand-block prints and embroidered sleeves. The draped crêpe de Chine kurta-churidars stood out for their simplicity and effortless design, while the hand-embroidered Florabotanica and fish scale-embroidered tulle underskirt was the hero piece in the more opulent range. And then there were the shades – “Hyderabad pink, evil Burma red and evil green” – that gave life to the zardozi. ELLE loved the choice of accessories, from the organza pocket squares to hand-embroidered clutches – exactly the sort of nuances that make Sabyasachi the go-to designer for brides.
Photographs: Gulshan Sachdeva
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