Sabyasachi Mukherjee weaves magic with An Endless Summer

Have a Spring-Summer wedding this year? Have a wedding later this year? Struggling with the various number of designers to choose from? Well, if I were you, I’d go with Sabyasachi. It was just yesterday that master designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee launched his “An Endless Summer” collection and we must say, we haven’t seen a collection this beautiful!

A riot of bright colours, a plethora of intricate prints and a variety so vast that you’ll be spoilt by choice just within the SS18 collection of this one mega-designer. And what touches us the most about Sabyasachi’s body of art are the stories behind each piece. Each design – clothes or jewelry – has a story to tell, borrowed from the designer’s life or from the love he has had for North Calcutta homes, or from the cities that inspire him, whether it is Calcutta itself or Lucknow or Hyderabad! These are the stories that make Sabyasachi the man he is, and his designs, one of the best there are.

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Destination weddings are quite shaping the future of bridal wear. Taking cues from our heritage, and marrying them to contemporary needs, we at Sabyasachi are constantly redefining Indian bridal wear. ‘An Endless Summer’ is almost a ready-to-wear take on bridal couture. Effortless chic being the buzzword, the clothes are lighter, brighter, measured and sophisticated. Post Anushka’s wedding, the new beauty trend is ‘au naturel’. Colour gets out of make-up completely and dives into clothes. An imperceptible flush on the cheek, glossy and glassy lips, mirrored sunnies, open hair and statement jewellery create the new look. Wear colour with confidence and mash it up with panache. A traditional Amritsari maang-tikka is the new accent as it sits pretty amidst cadmium yellow florals and turquoise silk. On Her: Hand-embroidered turquoise raw silk crop blouse, hand-printed yellow organza lehenga and dupatta and statement jewellery from the Sabyasachi Heritage Collection. On Him: Textured emerald green raw silk sherwani with a matchy-matchy hand-printed organza safa. For all jewellery related queries, kindly contact sabyasachijewelry@sabyasachi.com Photo Courtesy: Tarun Vishwa #TarunVishwa Location Courtesy: Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad @tajfalaknuma #Sabyasachi #AnEndlessSummer #SpringSummer2018 #SS18 #DestinationWeddings #TheWorldOfSabyasachi @bridesofsabyasachi @groomsofsabyasachi

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Destination weddings are quite shaping the future of bridal wear. Taking cues from our heritage, and marrying them to contemporary needs, we at Sabyasachi are constantly redefining Indian bridal wear. ‘An Endless Summer’ is almost a ready-to-wear take on bridal couture. Effortless chic being the buzzword, the clothes are lighter, brighter, measured and sophisticated. Post Anushka’s wedding, the new beauty trend is ‘au naturel’. Colour gets out of make-up completely and dives into clothes. An imperceptible flush on the cheek, glossy and glassy lips, mirrored sunnies, open hair and statement jewellery create the new look. Wear colour with confidence and mash it up with panache. On Her: Hand-embroidered ‘Indian pink’ raw silk lehenga-choli with a hand-printed chiffon dupatta. The ensemble is tied together with antique ‘tilla’ borders from Kashmir. The look is kept young, organic and summer fresh with nude make-up, open hair, jadau teeka and glass bangles. Jewellery courtesy: Sabyasachi Heritage Jewelry collection On Him: A textured white sherwani with house buttons and a chanderi safa. A Sabyasachi house classic. For all jewellery related queries, kindly contact sabyasachijewelry@sabyasachi.com Photo Courtesy: Tarun Vishwa #TarunVishwa Location Courtesy: Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad @tajfalaknuma #Sabyasachi #AnEndlessSummer #SpringSummer2018 #SS18 #DestinationWeddings #TheWorldOfSabyasachi @bridesofsabyasachi @groomsofsabyasachi

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Destination weddings are quite shaping the future of bridal wear. Taking cues from our heritage, and marrying them to contemporary needs, we at Sabyasachi are constantly redefining Indian bridal wear. ‘An Endless Summer’ is almost a ready-to-wear take on bridal couture. Effortless chic being the buzzword, the clothes are lighter, brighter, measured and sophisticated. Post Anushka’s wedding, the new beauty trend is ‘au naturel’. Colour gets out of make-up completely and dives into clothes. An imperceptible flush on the cheek, glossy and glassy lips, mirrored sunnies, open hair and statement jewellery create the new look. Wear colour with confidence and mash it up with panache. On Her: Hand-embroidered ‘Rama green’ raw silk lehenga-choli with a hand-printed chiffon dupatta. The ensemble is tied together with antique ‘tilla’ borders from Kashmir. The look is kept young, organic and summer fresh with nude make-up, open hair, jadau teeka and glass bangles. Jewellery courtesy: Sabyasachi Heritage Jewelry collection On Him: A textured white sherwani with house buttons and a chanderi safa. A Sabyasachi house classic. For all jewellery related queries, kindly contact sabyasachijewelry@sabyasachi.com Photo Courtesy: Tarun Vishwa #TarunVishwa Location Courtesy: Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad @tajfalaknuma #Sabyasachi #AnEndlessSummer #SpringSummer2018 #SS18 #DestinationWeddings #TheWorldOfSabyasachi @bridesofsabyasachi @groomsofsabyasachi

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Destination weddings are quite shaping the future of bridal wear. Taking cues from our heritage, and marrying them to contemporary needs, we at Sabyasachi are constantly redefining Indian bridal wear. ‘An Endless Summer’ is almost a ready-to-wear take on bridal couture. Effortless chic being the buzzword, the clothes are lighter, brighter, measured and sophisticated. Post Anushka’s wedding, the new beauty trend is ‘au naturel’. Colour gets out of make-up completely and dives into clothes. An imperceptible flush on the cheek, glossy and glassy lips, mirrored sunnies, open hair and statement jewellery create the new look. Wear colour with confidence and mash it up with panache. On Her: An ‘Indian purple’ hand-embroidered silk lehenga with ‘tilla’ work detail is paired with a pink heritage benarasi dupatta from our Benaras Revival collection. The strong colours are bridged by our iconic ivory textured raw silk ‘kanthi’ blouse. The look is accessorised with uncut diamond jewellery from the Sabyasachi Heritage Jewelry collection. On Him: A textured white sherwani with house buttons and a chanderi safa. A Sabyasachi house classic. For all jewellery related queries, kindly contact sabyasachijewelry@sabyasachi.com Photo Courtesy: Tarun Vishwa #TarunVishwa Location Courtesy: Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad @tajfalaknuma #Sabyasachi #AnEndlessSummer #SpringSummer2018 #SS18 #DestinationWeddings #TheWorldOfSabyasachi @bridesofsabyasachi @groomsofsabyasachi

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Destination weddings are quite shaping the future of bridal wear. Taking cues from our heritage, and marrying them to contemporary needs, we at Sabyasachi are constantly redefining Indian bridal wear. ‘An Endless Summer’ is almost a ready-to-wear take on bridal couture. Effortless chic being the buzzword, the clothes are lighter, brighter, measured and sophisticated. Post Anushka’s wedding, the new beauty trend is ‘au naturel’. Colour gets out of make-up completely and dives into clothes. An imperceptible flush on the cheek, glossy and glassy lips, mirrored sunnies, open hair and statement jewellery create the new look. Wear colour with confidence and mash it up with panache. On Her: A ‘Cadmium yellow’ hand-embroidered silk lehenga with ‘tilla’ work detail is paired with an ‘Indian purple’ heritage benarasi dupatta from our Benaras Revival collection. The strong colours are bridged by our iconic ivory textured raw silk ‘kanthi’ blouse. The look is accessorised with uncut diamond jewellery from the Sabyasachi Heritage Jewelry collection. For all jewellery related queries, kindly contact sabyasachijewelry@sabyasachi.com Photo Courtesy: Tarun Vishwa #TarunVishwa Location Courtesy: Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad @tajfalaknuma #Sabyasachi #AnEndlessSummer #SpringSummer2018 #SS18 #DestinationWeddings #TheWorldOfSabyasachi @bridesofsabyasachi @groomsofsabyasachi

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The heartland of India wears ‘cheent’. In other words, printed cotton. As I travel down gypsy trails in pursuit of ‘banjaras’, meander through the ‘gullies’ of Benaras or simply take a tram-car ride across central Calcutta, I find cheent everywhere. Amongst gypsies and prostitutes, the common man on the road, the young and the old. It peeps out as box pleated petticoats under humble sarees, decorates the walls of decadent homes, makes an appearance on a battered umbrella, canvas slippers, lamp shades, ‘mem-saheb’ dresses, badly stitched bags or sometimes even as faded café curtains blocking the view of a voyeuristic eye. And therefore, I have an obsession with cheent. It makes an appearance again and again in my collections, almost every summer. This time as summer blooms painted by The Sabyasachi Art Foundation. In hyper-volatile colours. Printed in fine khadi to create languid kurtas and sarees embellished with ‘tilla’ borders. Combined with reflective sunnies, shimmering skin and dangling chandbalis, they evoke a potent and sexual image of a tropical summer. Jewellery Courtesy: Sabyasachi Heritage Jewelry For all jewellery related queries, kindly contact sabyasachijewelry@sabyasachi.com Photo Courtesy: Tarun Vishwa #TarunVishwa Location Courtesy: Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad @tajfalaknuma #Sabyasachi #AnEndlessSummer #SpringSummer2018 #SS18 #DestinationWeddings #TheWorldOfSabyasachi @bridesofsabyasachi

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The heartland of India wears ‘cheent’. In other words, printed cotton. As I travel down gypsy trails in pursuit of ‘banjaras’, meander through the ‘gullies’ of Benaras or simply take a tram-car ride across central Calcutta, I find cheent everywhere. Amongst gypsies and prostitutes, the common man on the road, the young and the old. It peeps out as box pleated petticoats under humble sarees, decorates the walls of decadent homes, makes an appearance on a battered umbrella, canvas slippers, lamp shades, ‘mem-saheb’ dresses, badly stitched bags or sometimes even as faded café curtains blocking the view of a voyeuristic eye. And therefore, I have an obsession with cheent. It makes an appearance again and again in my collections, almost every summer. This time as summer blooms painted by The Sabyasachi Art Foundation. In hyper-volatile colours. Printed in fine khadi to create languid kurtas and sarees embellished with ‘tilla’ borders. Combined with reflective sunnies, shimmering skin and dangling chandbalis, they evoke a potent and sexual image of a tropical summer. Jewellery Courtesy: Sabyasachi Heritage Jewelry For all jewellery related queries, kindly contact sabyasachijewelry@sabyasachi.com Photo Courtesy: Tarun Vishwa #TarunVishwa Location Courtesy: Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad @tajfalaknuma #Sabyasachi #AnEndlessSummer #SpringSummer2018 #SS18 #DestinationWeddings #TheWorldOfSabyasachi @bridesofsabyasachi

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I was eleven years old when I went to see the Gemini Circus. The trapeze artists, the tigers, the galloping horses and even the clown is just a blur in my memory. But I can still smell the turmeric popcorn and I distinctly remember the marquee. It was massive, sprawling across the entire maidan in striped canvas. Red and green. Colourful festoons and fairy lights in every shade of bright, danced and glittered under an evening sky. The thought never left me and I knew one day, it would surface up as an inspiration for one of my collections. Featured here: Women in printed and hand-embroidered silk matka lehengas juxtaposed with floral embroidered blouses in hyper-contrast. The strong graphic look is rain-washed with fluttery organza dupattas in whimsical colours. Wear your hair loose with strong glares, ethnic chandbalis and a multitude of glass bangles for an playful ‘street-couture’ style. The gents stand shoulder to shoulder in hyper-coloured cheent kurta-churidaars and contrasting Nehru jackets. India-psychedelic at a lazy mehendi pool party. Jewellery Courtesy: Sabyasachi Heritage Jewelry For all jewellery related queries, kindly contact sabyasachijewelry@sabyasachi.com Photo Courtesy: Tarun Vishwa #TarunVishwa Location Courtesy: Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad @tajfalaknuma #Sabyasachi #AnEndlessSummer #SpringSummer2018 #SS18 #DestinationWeddings #TheWorldOfSabyasachi @bridesofsabya

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I was eleven years old when I went to see the Gemini Circus. The trapeze artists, the tigers, the galloping horses and even the clown is just a blur in my memory. But I can still smell the turmeric popcorn and I distinctly remember the marquee. It was massive, sprawling across the entire maidan in striped canvas. Red and green. Colourful festoons and fairy lights in every shade of bright, danced and glittered under an evening sky. The thought never left me and I knew one day, it would surface up as an inspiration for one of my collections. Featured here: Women in printed and hand-embroidered silk matka lehengas juxtaposed with floral embroidered blouses in hyper-contrast. The strong graphic look is rain-washed with fluttery organza dupattas in whimsical colours. Wear your hair loose with strong glares, ethnic chandbalis and a multitude of glass bangles for an playful ‘street-couture’ style. The gents stand shoulder to shoulder in hyper-coloured cheent kurta-churidaars and contrasting Nehru jackets. India-psychedelic at a lazy mehendi pool party. Jewellery Courtesy: Sabyasachi Heritage Jewelry For all jewellery related queries, kindly contact sabyasachijewelry@sabyasachi.com Photo Courtesy: Tarun Vishwa #TarunVishwa Location Courtesy: Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad @tajfalaknuma #Sabyasachi #AnEndlessSummer #SpringSummer2018 #SS18 #DestinationWeddings #TheWorldOfSabyasachi @bridesofsabyasachi @groomsofsabyasachi

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And if you thought that the images are oh-so-gorgeous, wait until you watch the videos, accompanied by very fine music…

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Whenever I think of Lutyens’ Delhi with its majestic architecture, I think of dusty summer evenings in pre-independent India. I think of ivory muslins, starched cottons, rich pattern brocades and sumptuous embroidery in swirling gold and silver. I have often wondered why? Is it because of those wonderful Merchant Ivory films that I have grown up watching, is it because living in Calcutta never helps you get rid of your colonial hangover, or is it merely a figment of my imagination, triggered off by some forgotten memory from the past? And then I think of the partition. Again and again. Maybe because my father was a partition child. Maybe because my grandmother whispered those tales of survival to all of us gathered around her on sultry summer nights. And I think of the partition again with aching sadness. Men and women scrambling to cross borders, hoarding themselves with all their fineries. Maybe my sense of maximalism stems from the partition and tales of colonial India. Jewellery Courtesy: Sabyasachi Heritage Jewelry For all jewellery related queries, kindly contact sabyasachijewelry@sabyasachi.com Shoe Courtesy: Christian Louboutin @louboutinworld @cl.india #ChristianLouboutin Video Courtesy: Sabyasachi Music Courtesy: The Sabyasachi Culture Foundation. Rights from Saregama. Location Courtesy: Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad @tajfalaknuma #Sabyasachi #AnEndlessSummer #SpringSummer2018 #SS18 #DestinationWeddings #TheWorldOfSabyasachi @bridesofsabyasachi @groomsofsabyasachi

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I was eleven years old when I went to see the Gemini Circus. The trapeze artists, the tigers, the galloping horses and even the clown is just a blur in my memory. But I can still smell the turmeric popcorn and I distinctly remember the marquee. It was massive, sprawling across the entire maidan in striped canvas. Red and green. Colourful festoons and fairy lights in every shade of bright, danced and glittered under an evening sky. The thought never left me and I knew one day, it would surface up as an inspiration for one of my collections. Featured here: Women in printed and hand-embroidered silk matka lehengas juxtaposed with floral embroidered blouses in hyper-contrast. The strong graphic look is rain-washed with fluttery organza dupattas in whimsical colours. Wear your hair loose with strong glares, ethnic chandbalis and a multitude of glass bangles for an playful ‘street-couture’ style. The gents stand shoulder to shoulder in hyper-coloured cheent kurta-churidaars and contrasting Nehru jackets. India-psychedelic at a lazy mehendi pool party. Jewellery Courtesy: Sabyasachi Heritage Jewelry For all jewellery related queries, kindly contact sabyasachijewelry@sabyasachi.com Shoe Courtesy: Christian Louboutin @louboutinworld @cl.india #ChristianLouboutin Video Courtesy: Sabyasachi Music Courtesy: The Sabyasachi Culture Foundation. Rights from Saregama. Location Courtesy: Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad @tajfalaknuma #Sabyasachi #AnEndlessSummer #SpringSummer2018 #SS18 #DestinationWeddings #TheWorldOfSabyasachi @bridesofsabyasachi @groomsofsabyasachi

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