Sabyasachi Mukherjee and his fashion line have taken over the ethnic and fusion fashion scene of India. The designer has dressed most B-town big shots and is the first preference of any bride, be it the filmy one or a traditionalist. We fell in love with Sabyasachi’s designs wit Anushka Sharma’s pastel pink lehenga and everything from Deepika Padukone’s wedding made us irrevocably in love with the designer who seems to have tapped into the hearts of every single Indian bride/ bride to-be.
With the new Charbagh 2019 winter bridal wear edition, which features a distinct ‘Isfahan’ collection, Sabyasachi has made us Lucknowis a staunch fan and if you’re a bride to-be from Lucknow, it is something you need in your wedding wish-list.
To introduce the ‘Isfahan’ collection Sabyasachi wrote on his Instagram handle “I have always felt that Islamic art has an undefined depth in the form of melancholic hues. Their colours are joyous, but tinged with pathos. For example, they won’t do red. Instead it’s a pomegranate. When I think of these dusty colours, I think how beautiful fabrics like satin and velvet with inherent gloss and shine will look in them.And this is where Isfahan was born.”
The description read on, “Persian paintings, shawls from Kashmir, or clothes from the erstwhile royalty of Lucknow or Hyderabad—their sumptuous fabrics have a subdued glamour. Our royal costumes are a combination of velvets, organzas, muslins and mul mul, and I wanted to revive them for Isfahan.”
Embellished with zardozi in gold and silver, minakari, silk floss, Mughal motifs, and floral designs prominent in Persian paintings, this collection will speak directly to your nawabi heart. The fabric that Sabyasachi so skill-fully described is the dusty velvet, the forgotten charming piece of fabric which does more than just adorn the body, it decorates it, takes on the shape and becomes the body, oozing luxury and telling the tale of a glorious past.
The collection, the colours and it gorgeous fabric have encaptured our heart and if it wasn’t for a lack of groom we’d step into the lehenga and call it a day!
What is also noteworthy of the collection is the fact that Sabyasachi who is known for bringing dark skinned beauties to model his clothes, has for a first brought forward a model who isn’t “skinnier than thou”. The fact that the collection has a connection to Lucknow and promotes body positivity (better late than never) has us all excited. And if you are a bride to be or know a bride to be, the collection is worth having a look at, taking inspiration from or saving in your bucket list to buy when you can.