Sabyasachi is one of the most sought after designers in the world. The country’s A-list — Aishwarya Rai, Vidya Balan, Kangna Ranaut — wears his clothes and that ‘make a woman feel like a woman’, as he says, being widely appreciated.
Childhood left its imprint on him. He was ‘impulsive, restless and creative’, as he puts it, his life surrounded by elements that served to fuel his creative leanings. 'My mother had appointed a music teacher to teach me Tagore songs as I sailed in a boat to school every day. On my way back home, I would be taught the songs of Nazrul Islam, the great revolutionary singer'.
Dressing up women was a fascination for Sabyasachi and the first exposure he had was at family weddings where his mother would dress up the bride, and he, all the other members. Recollecting those early days, he says, "I learnt about jewellery and about the gentle nuances of sringara that a woman is all about. I design with a strong and positive conviction, and therefore, it looks beautiful and makes people happy. I guess there is a transmission of my positive energy."
His creative gifts could have made him a writer, a member of the hospitality industry or even an architect, he thinks. "But the biggest challenge today is to make Indian women wear Indian clothes," he says, as he gets busy attending to clients at a boutique.