New York Fashion Week: Sabyasachi’s talking bout a revolution


Sabyasachi showed his S/S 2008 collection in New York last night to a crowd mixed with New York City-based Indian socialites, important fashion journalists like Laird Borrelli-Persson of and Meredith Melling-Burke of Vogue, and other curious onlookers eager to see what the "Hermes of India" would come up with this season.

As Laird told me before the show after she had taken a quick pre-show sneak peek backstage, it was "classic Sabya".

SymbolHe sent out rich Indian fabrics in a deep "revolutionary" colour palette of burnt orange, forest green and indian khaki, cut in classic (sometimes very voluminous) Western silhouettes. Revolutionary symbols from Russia, Cuba and elsewhere accented the clothes, which strummed along to Tracy Chapman and perhaps a deeper message of Sabyasachi’s plans of bringing a little bit of India to the global fashion.

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  1. All I have to say is I love the color that sabyasachi’s chose

    Adelaida from Brownsville, TX, United States
  2. Masculine, practical designs. Interesting how here in Paris, particularly during the few hours of true sunny weather, the streets are flush with mini-skirts and cowboy boots. It occurred to me yesterday walking through the Marais and witnessing this phenomenon, that the booted look was happening in NYC two years ago! Curious how fashion has to be vetted, filtered and reinvented across the globe over a period of about 5 – 6 seasons! Best, Matthew Rose / Paris, France

  3. Great Post. I’ve heard of Sabyasachi, but am not familiar with his work. I’m very happy you decided to discuss him in your blog. I love the collision of couture and politics. It is always very pleasing to see designers stay honest and make significant statements in such an often insincere, commercialized industry. I love the voluminous design scheme, the mysterious concealment of the body, the layering of multiple garments. The political narrative represented by the revolutionary symbols are very interesting. I wonder if the cultural symbolism is revolutionary or evolutionary. Do they represent the revolutionary ideas of their 19th and 20th century propagators? Or, Are they suggesting something new, evolutionary, and altogether different?

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