I really must have been living under a rock because I didn’t even know Amazon sponsored a fashion week in India. Anyway, the highlight of this whole week was a very interesting collaboration. For his latest couture outing, Sabyasachi Mukherjee joined forces with shoe-tsar Christian Louboutin. Sabyasachi’s glittering ensembles were paired up with ornate, brocade embroidered heels and loafers accented with those unmistakeable red soles.
Keeping in line with his most recent runway collection, Sabyasachi’s “Bater” had elements of dark mystery and deconstruction – a step away from his usual, princess ensembles. Believe me, the princess vibe was still there, it was just tougher and sexier than what we have seen before. The collection took inspiration from birds of prey, and Sabya himself said he wanted to keep it “dark, gothic and sexual”
The colour palette was earthy, with an emphasis on neutrals and splashes of scarlet, and the clothes shine with the intricate embellishment techniques that have become Sabyasachi’s signature. Silhouettes range from sleek short kameezes paired with cigarette trousers to modern choli and lehngas. My favourite piece is a sheer black ensemble covered with antique gold zardozi and a dramatic draped sleeve on one side.