Emma-Rose Nickles SCU 2018
Sabyasachi Mukherjee is a Bengali clothing designer who studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. His work has been described as the “epitome of grace and brilliance” (www.kalkifashion.com). He has a shop called Pia Ka Ghar in California which features his designs (piakaghar.com).
Sabyasachi is known for his contemporary designs based on traditional Indian clothing styles and traditional Indian bridal wear. Additionally, he is known for his take on Western accessories (www.kalkifashion.com). Sabyasachi’s work is reflective of Indian culture in that it incorporates traditional Indian clothing style elements such as particular fabric choices, and often times, a modest aesthetic. His ability to appeal to both contemporary Western fashion and traditional Indian fashion has contributed to his immense success on a global scale.
Sabyasachi has established a very successful bridal business in India. This seems to be something he is very well known for as Indian weddings are such a culturally significant event. “Using indigenous crafts of dying and weaving fabric, incorporated with modern silhouettes, he has spearheaded a push by Indian designers into the broader international fashion market”. This quote from businessoffashion.com explains that Sabyasachi has inspired the Indian fashion and bridal market so much that it is now significant on a global scale.
Researching Sabyasachi and his work will affect my travels to India because I will now be on the lookout for his designs and people trying to emulate his style aesthetic. He is a very influential designer in India particularly. I will observe street style in India to see if I am able to see people wearing his designs or pieces that are meant to look like Sabyasachi’s designs.
Sabyasachi. Retrieved from: http://www.kalkifashion.com/blogs/designs-that-speak-volumes-without-a-word-sabyasachi
Sabyasachi Mukherjee. Retrieved from: https://www.businessoffashion.com/community/people/sabyasachi-mukherjee
Sabyasachi Dress. Retrieved from: http://www.vogue.in/content/33-times-bollywood-chose-sabyasachi-wedding-wear/#2015-sridevi
Sabyasachi Mukherjee Ensembles. Retireved from: http://designeranarkalisuit.in/sabyasachi-inspired-anarkali-suits-2016/