Tuesday, October 7, 2008
SABYASACHI-A "SANCTUARY" FOR EVERYONE TO CONTRIBUTE TO A TERRIFIC SHOW
INDIA’S FAMED DESIGNER SPRING RTW 2009-
Bryant Park Tents-Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, NYC
Sabyasachi Murhurjee is not a name that roles off our un-linguistically developed tongue but the forty looks that comprised his RTW certainly captured another one of our senses, via our eyeballs.
One of our favorite moments this past Fashion Week was discovering this new to us designer.
A graduate from NIFT, India-Sabyasachi launched his own line in 2001. Currently based in Calcutta…the designer is hailed as a top fashion producer with clothes known for vibrant colors and intricate details.
Fabrics/embellishments are stunning-which did not really surprise us as India as famous for their sumptuous hand embroideries (silk discs on a terrific top/mini outfit), earth toned hand dyed and printed textiles, and bead work (in silver) courtesy of craftsmen that rank with the best.
Other winners included patchwork flared pants and knockout scalloped mini dresses.
The appeal for us is that these separates are sophisticated enough for our urban lives-particularly a black chiffon blouse with a back tie detail-but exotic enough to be different.
And in a bad economy-we think it is so important to stand out.
ADDED PLUS: Has a bridal AND sari collections…did costumes for Bollywood movies.
Words, Judith Ecochard-Images STYLE.com and MB Fashion Week