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Sabyasachi Mukherjee Dropped His Autumn Winter 2018 & We Can’t Keep Calm

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Almost every girl in the country dreams of being a Sabyasachi bride one day. As the wedding season is dawns upon us, the ace designer dropped his autumn-winter 2018-19 collection called “Kesribai Pannalal Couture 2018”. Looks like the runway is too small for Sabyasachi’s grand collection. Hence, from the past few seasons, he has been launching his releasing his collection on Instagram. The Kesribai Pannalal Couture 2018 includes both garments as well as jewellery from his namesake design house.

The word on the street is that fast fashion and globalisation has degraded the quality and craftsmanship. This collection makes it seem like a mere rumour. The new collection boasts of unparalleled quality. He spoke about the same, on Instagram as he captioned one of his videos- “Not long ago, much before the advent of the internet, indigenous crafts and textiles were traded by family-run businesses. Most of them had little or no access to global markets and technology. Spanning several generations, these businesses might not have been great at marketing themselves, but due to a specialization of labour and skills, they managed to uphold purist tradition and unparalleled quality of craft.

With the onslaught of the new digital age, quality soon became secondary to marketing and tradition was muscled out by globalization. But things with deep-rooted foundations die temporary deaths, only to return stronger than ever. India is witnessing that now. More and more brands are celebrating purist indigenous crafts, embracing the pride and idealism of family-run businesses of yore and striving for excellence in a country corrupted by the quick market opportunities that technology provides.”

The collection presented is tastefully and shot at the Samode Palace, Jaipur. The collection is rich, vibrant, intricate and weaved with what dreams are made of. Leaving minimalism behind, this collection of Sabyasachi encourages embracing maximalism beautifully. The collections focus is on celebrating art for art’s sake. According to the designer, “the entire journey of ‘shringar’ is therapeutic for our inner wellness. His models were dressed in exquisite lehengas, with layered jewellery. Their hair was adorned with fresh flowers, with eyes painted in kohl and hands stained with henna.”

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Sabyasachi X Samode Hotels @sabyasachiofficial shoots their latest collection at Samode Palace, Jaipur. ・・・ From winter 2018, the Sabyasachi menswear line introduces a new house classic- our quilted silk sherwani in hand-dyed Murshidabad silk and accessorized with hand-crafted Bengal tiger buttons. Shoe Courtesy: Sabyasachi Accessories @sabyasachiaccessories Location Courtesy: Samode Palace, Jaipur @samode_hotels #KesribaiPannalal @groomsofsabyasachi #sabyasachi #sabyasachibride #bridesofsabyasachi #theworldofsabyasachi . #samodehotels #samodepalace . #destinationwedding #bigfatindianwedding #weddingphotography #weddingdress #indianwedding #desiwedding #fashionphotography #incredibleindia #weddingsutra #wedmegood #luxuryhotels #luxurytravel

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The soul of Sabyasachi is defined by craftsmanship. Every year, we try to explore how to take our craft a notch higher. This year for our bridal collection, 40 artists from The Sabyasachi Art Foundation take centre stage. An ornate wedding lehenga in 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. Jewellery Courtesy: Sabyasachi Heritage Jewelry Collection. For all jewellery-related queries, kindly contact [email protected] @sabyasachijewelry Photo Courtesy: Tarun Vishwa #TarunVishwa Location Courtesy: Samode Palace, Jaipur @samode_hotels #Sabyasachi #KesribaiPannalal #SabyasachiJewelry #TheWorldOfSabyasachi @bridesofsabyasachi

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Speaking of his inspiration, the designer said that the movie Kama Sutra by Mira Nair, shaped his aesthetic. His inspiration lies in the way Indian women dress, their multiple options in clothing and jewellery and their 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, said the designer.

Bridal lehengas lavishly hand-embroidered with silk-floss, beaten silver thread and studded with semi-precious stones, beads and pearls, are a part of the collection. Other crafts and fabrics used in the collection include velvet lehengas, embroidered with zardosi, appliqué, pearls and crystals. The men were dressed in printed khadi angrakhas and silk kota turbans with quilted silk sherwanis.

We are awestruck! While I go find a groom so I can wear one of these stunning pieces, you guys let us know your thoughts in comments below.

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Fashion enthusiast by birth, shopaholic by nature, and makeup maven by choice, Shikha serves you your daily dose of everything style and beauty, with a sprinkle of fabulousness!

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