A fusion by two renowned artists of two varied fields was organised as a special initiative by The Hindu featured vocals by Bombay Jayshri. While Sabyasachi has become a staple in couture circles across the world, Bombay Jayshri is famed for her Oscar nomination for an Original Sound Track. After the first show in Hyderabad, the second one was held at The Leela Palace Chennai in what could be the most stylish event in the Southern capital.
Showcasing the collection called ‘Opium’ that he debuted recently at Delhi Couture Week, Sabyasachi starting with creams and champagne colours moving onto beiges and dusty pinks and some dark blacks and a piece or two in deep red. The European influences were visible in the materials with lots of lace, tulle, nets and rich velvets while the work was classic Indian threadwork and embroidery, and of course plenty of sequins. An unusual sight was the use of classic English florals on lehengas.
From classic lehengas and sarees to full length dresses and duster coats, from deconstructed salwar kameezes for the women to bandhgalas with jodhpur pants and matching turbans for the men, the collection seemed to be inspired from both the east and the west, but they all seemed to be headed in the same direction – the big, fat, opulent Indian wedding.