Sabyasachi has raided us with colours, vibrance, prints and embroidery at the Summer 2020 Collection and we can’t help but be his prey. Rolling out a collection that has heard the common woman’s plea of designing couture edible for normal Indian Weddings, Sabyasachi is going medieval this time.
Revisiting the corridors of history, he has picked up the lost traditional weaves and spun them into bonafide beauties. His central theme being – “Neo-Bohemian”, the famed designer has tapped on the market pulse and minted social currency with his Instagram launch. The neo-bohemian ensembles haven’t gone incognito on any possible print and pattern; there are chevron impressions on the lehengas, blingy sarees that are not too out there, full-sleeved body-hugging blouses that slay your waistline and a mesh of modern and Indian wear for the upscale destination weddings.
It’s time we all gush and gossip at the pits and peaks of Sabyasachi’s dynamics.
Luscious Lehengas :
The Shaadi season has tip-toed its way to us and Sabyasachi is dropping hints on how we could cherry-pick our luscious lehengas. There are a host of reasons why our attention has been imprisoned by these garments; the predominant one being the infusion of golden with vibgyor. The cholis could be a put-off for some as all may not be comfortable in flaunting necklines and elongated torsos. The lehengas are carved with prints of chevron, strips of ajrak, patches of polkas and oblong floral motifs. At the hem, it’s bold and striking with blocks and squares and honeycombs patches of all hues. The regalia essence is emphasized by the diaphanous dupattas and striking maang-tikkas. There’s a Jaipuria influence peeking from within these lehengas making it doting wear for all upcoming Indian brides.
The centrepiece image is a testimony that the designer has taken upon him to debunk two myths for us; one being that full-sleeved blouses are an outcast and the other being that dark-colours are to be abhorred during summers. Six sensations posing akimbo with their regal drapes; we see that a radiant and antique neckpiece, a sleek hairdo and blouses of a shade duskier in degree looks absolutely magical.
Mehndi & Sangeet Tribe :
You don’t want your vibe to be in splinters when the summer heat dazzles you. For the mehndi or sangeet, Sabyasachi has planned to ditch elaborate gaudy work and gone light and flowy this time. At the extremes, stand two attires eccentric and fresh in fashion. Short peplum Kurtis teamed with loose and graceful palazzos are a prerequisite for your dance rehearsals and mehndi gossip. Monochromatic in appearance, these outfits have beige floral motifs on the body and thick well-marked borders at the edge. The necklines are quite distinct, you could flash that collar bone or choose a humble boat neck kurta. The celebrated designer has wide footprints on the global spectrum as he caters to the NRI’s couture appetite too. Amidst these traditional garments, stand ladies belted in breezy gowns and tribly hats – the perfect ensemble for destination weddings at far-away exotic lands.
Sensuous Six-Yards :
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Sabyasachi has chosen khadi, a versatile fabric celebrated for its light-weight and soft texture to brew his summer saree collection. Dipped in subtle hues, ornamented with mehndi design patterns, these sarees are the ideal outfit for a sweltering wedding night. The blouse’s colour bandwidth doesn’t vary much from the saree, the pattern being clichéd plunging v-necklines, that we may choose to consciously ditch.
This summer there’s a sequin pop for all of us! It seems so irresistible that Bollywood queens of their own eras – Deepika and Kajol have been spotted wearing the same drape for distinct events. Well, we may overstep the line and look gaudy if the blouse is dense and the jewellery is flashy. Spike up your artful instincts and dip your chutzpah in sequins and bling for a cocktail- dinner night, going minimal on the makeup and gems.
In a nutshell, after grazing through the neo-romanticism of the collection, we sense that there has been tapping into the common woman’s impulse of what to wear and whatnot. Each outfit is easy on the eye and traditional in its fabric. It is time you sort out your trousseau or prep for that May wedding night with Sabyasachi’s bohemian rage!