MUMBAI: With the wine coloured velvet ramp, the ornate chandeliers from the ceiling, the melodious voice of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan serenading with Piya Ghar Aya and the amazing genius of Sabyasachi Mukherjee has unveiled his long awaited formal and bridal wear collection at Lakme Fashion Week 2008 on 14th October 2007.
Shararas, lehengas, floor length angarkhas, kurtas, kurtis, waist coats with shawl lapels, glittering dupattas and odhnas, shimmering flowing pajamas, saris in all their ethnic splendour – the show had everything and much more in terms of fabrics, prints, embellishments and glitter.
The mix of fabrics, prints and a multitude of colours is Sabyasachi's expertise and he did not disappoint as he mixed, matched, contrasted and fused everything possible which unbelievable all fell so beautifully in place.
Silhouettes for the kurtas revived the vintage glamour of the Mughal era as hemlines nearly kissed the floor or rose to knee level. The mix of churidars, ghagras, kurtas and waistcoats topped with a dupatta could look unconventional, but when put together so perfectly by Sabyasachi they created magically combinations.
Prints were pure unadulterated ethic while fabrics ranged from cotton, silk, chiffon, georgette, brocades to lush velvets which were blended together for different segments of each garment. Pants, printed and fluid were teamed with lean long kurtas or rustic Rajasthan blouses.
The finale creation - a black multi-paneled patterned silk lehenga with exquisite glittering embroidery worn with a glittering blouse and odhani was the ultimate bridal offering as singer Sukhvinder Singh ended the show on a high note.
Lakme Fashion Week Spring Summer 2008 has been scheduled at the city based National Center of Performing Arts (NCPA) from October 13-17 2007.