Sabyasachi Mukherjee made his grand return to Lakme Fashion Week after a gap of 5 years and premiered his jaw-droppingly beautiful “Absolute Royal” collection.
Story by Rumnique Nannar
It was a brilliant way to close off the Winter Festive collections with vintage and regal designs on the runway. There were such interesting silhouettes on display, with softer frames and the cinched cholis and anarkalis that accentuated a very feminine and dark style. Particularly brilliant were the structured and masculine kurtas that the military maharani might sport, and the smoky eyes and winged eyeliner with red lips certainly aided in this more modern touch to the severe silhouettes.
Sabyasachi also used an eye-catching pink floral print that contrasted with the black embroidered belted jackets and kurta-pajamas for men. He stuck to his key motifs of brocade and signature motifs, but with more emphasis on jewelled tones on cholis to create a richness to the fabrics. The heavily embroidered menswear too featured subdued beiges, reds and ivories on the kurta-jodhpur combos, with male models sporting floral printed pagdis.
The standout from the collection were the striped blouses with lovely chamois satin saris and lace kalis, which made the models look like 1920s unapproachable regal princesses going out on the town. It was probably at this point that we may have fainted from all the retro recalling of the past!
Story By: Rumnique Nannar | Photography: Lakme Fashion Week