Maestro of style and design, Kolkata-based designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee weaved his magic with colors on stage at the recent Lakme fashion Week Winter/Festive. He presented men, women and children on the ramp in an ingenious manner, to confirm his fashionable position on the charts as the designer who can dress anybody, in any size or sex in stylish creations. The models walked the ramp in colour coordinated groups –an interesting concept – while the garments moved in perfect harmony in style, silhouette and form. There were 23 entries comprising groups of models wearing similar outfits in different colour blocking, giving the audience a unique choreography experience.
Models presented the look of the North West Frontier Province and the styles favored by the girls in Patiala. He added touches of classical dance forms -- Kathak and Kathakali -- for the silhouettes and the music and presentation. He used khadi, organza, net, silk and velvet and the beautiful thread work from Kashmir with zardozi in shimmering silver with floral designs but restrained bling. Black, brown, khaki, red, orange, black, white, the Sunderban floral prints, wide silhouettes, immaculate tailoring along with simple styles which could truly be considered basic, were so impressive, that they made an everlasting impression. Saris with ornate borders at times split into velvet and net with shimmering edges were teamed with long sleeved embroidered cholis. The gleaming velvet smocks with embellished bodices and Patiala salwars, the cute scaled down versions of the same for the young boys and girls, ensured that the collection will be a sure fire seller anywhere around the globe.