Sabyasachi Mukherjee – Personalized Imperfection of The Human Hand
Sabyasachi Mukherjee is a renowned name in the Indian Fashion industry. Sabyasachi Mukherjee a fashion designer who was born on 23rd February 1974 to a middle class Bengali family in Kolkata. His mother, Sandhya Mukherjee, worked at Government Art College and was deeply into handicrafts. Sabyasachi Mukherjee graduated from National Institute of Fashion Technology and as soon as he graduated, he launched his designer label in Kolkata in the year 1999. His designs honor Indian traditions and textiles to a great extent. Sabyasachi’s focus is typically on Indian markets as well as global Indians. Over the years, he has successfully built a clothing brand which has a very strong social perspective.
Sabyasachi Mukherjee is one of the Associate Designer Members of Fashion Design Council of India and is the youngest board member of the National Museum of Indian Cinema. Sabyasachi’s bollywood debut was made with Sanjay Leela Bansali’s ‘Black’ that got him the National Award 2005 in his kitty. He then later designed costumes for Bollywood films like Guzaarish, Babul, Laaga Chunari Mein Daag, Raavan, English Vinglish etc. Sabyasachi’s design philosophy is simply quoted as ‘Personalized imperfection of the human hand’. He takes inspiration from the deserts, gypsies, prostitutes, antique textiles and cultural traditions of his home town, Kolkata. Sabyasachi believes that “clothes should just be an extension of one’s intellect”. He uses unusual fabrics, textures and detailing and embroideries, ‘fusion’ of styles, ‘patch-work’ with embellishments in a vibrant colors.
Sabyasachi Mukherjee’s collection is for people who prefer to walk a path less traveled and who believe that slowing down is not equivalent to dropping out. His signature style is originality, as he moves between stunningly crafted bridal wear and perfectly structured western statements. He pioneered the use of Indian textiles in a modern context. His unique contribution was the use of indigenous methods like bandhani, gota work, block printing, hand dyeing etc. in construction of modern silhouettes.