By Sanjana Subramanian Last Updated:
Every fashionista out there will agree when we say that the unveiling of couture collections are always something to look forward to. But, when the designer in question is Sabyasachi Mukherjee, it becomes a big deal! Many people from different parts of the world lust after this Indian designers creations.
Sabyasachi Mukherjee’s styles have always been opulent, classy and drop-dead gorgeous. With the arrival of the New Year, the designer created and launched his new collection to coincide with the wedding season. Labeled the ‘Udaipur Collection’, Sabyasachi Mukherjee’s bridal couture collection is finally out in the open and boy, is it beautiful!
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Everyone applauded the way the designer chose to unveil the collection. Instead of a traditional method, he took to social media – to Instagram, to be precise. The designs were unveiled on Instagram and were exactly like a fashion show, with design after design being uploaded quickly, to rave reactions from fans and followers.
In an interview with a media channel, Sabyasachi said that his designs had been inspired from the royal period – from castles and palaces, the richness and ethnicity of Indian culture, and the fine tastes of the royals of Rajasthan. Therefore, you can easily pick out emblems and motifs such as lush rose gardens, the Sheesh Mahal and other beautiful embroideries that are all reflective of the royals, in his collection.
But, we're here to pull out 10 of the best looks from this Spring Couture collection. So, keep scrolling to find out what our top 10 picks are.
Doesn’t this sleek and sophisticated design call out to you? Don’t you just want to snap it up? So do we! The top half is a renaissance capelet, draped lovingly over a sheer ivory lehenga saree. We also love the border detailing. Just like the model, you could tie your hair up into a chic bun and place glittering studs in your ears. An ideal outfit for the reception, we think.
Blue has always been a royal colour. We’re talking about this particular shade of blue, which has aptly been titled ‘royal blue’. Tulle as a fabric is more often than not, associated with weddings. It does make an outfit look more vibrant and gorgeous! This blue tulle saree and lehenga are both simply stunning, apt for a wedding or mehendi ceremony. Don’t miss the large border with the detailed work and the beautiful red-orange flowers that lend a pop of colour against the blue.
This lovely lehenga is a part of Sabyasachi’s ‘Pardesi Phool’ series. The hand printed flowers give this outfit an elegant touch, making you look like a beautiful, blooming flower yourself! The lehenga has a sheer tulle dupatta with golden embroidery. The blouse is embroidered brocade. The sherwani, if you seem to like it, is also embroidered and the colour (turquoise) is both fresh and in this season. Pair the outfit with jadau jewellery, just like the model and prepare to wow everyone at the wedding.
This is one of the most gorgeous sets from the entire Udaipur Collection. At least that’s what we think! The colours are muted, not in your face and are of course, bridal! The lehenga has a richly studded and embroidered blouse with a sweetheart neckline. The ghagra is heavy, filled to bursting with lots of intricate work, including embroidered flowers, mirror work and strips of zari. All the sherwanis are masterpieces in themselves, with most of them being embroidered ones. If you’re sporting one of these sherwanis, make sure to have a saffron pagdi to complete the look.
Sabyasachi Mukherjee has brought organza back to the runway and into our lives! These organza sarees in pastel colours are like a breath of fresh air to the bridal scene. The flower motifs are all hand-printed and the maang teekas are rose-cut. The blouses are Vienna blouses, going perfectly in sync with the ghagras, because of their sheer transparency and colour. Any darker shade would just clash with the pastels. This is yet another piece that you can wear to the reception.
If you’re having a summer wedding, go for this set of lehenga and sherwani, which will help you contrast beautifully with your beau. The colours are all summer colours and will make you dazzle in the rays of the sun. This shade of mint seems to be all the rage this season, especially in the works of Sabya. The set boasts of meenakari resham work and calls itself Vintage Europe in style. We love the work all over the lehenga. Plus, the light shade means that you can definitely go overboard with your jewellery. Score!
How can anyone forget how trendy tassels have become recently? Sabyasachi Mukherjee has incorporated it classically in his bridal collection. Just take one look at that shiny tasselled pallu and tell us you aren’t in love. These tassels add just the right amount of bling to the outfit. The blouse is decked out in embroidered florals. This saree is also a part of the ‘Pardesi Phool’ Series. Mother of the bride/groom? This one’s for you!
How gorgeous is that shade of green? And how exactly can you categorise the other shade? It settles somewhere between red, pink and orange and is a colour that completely surprises you. The reason this one goes into our top 10, is because we can’t get enough of these amazing shades. If you’re looking for something to wear to your mehendi ceremony, we think that this green tulle lehenga should be apt. The colour is rich, fresh and super vibrant. You will be the star of the show on donning that, without a doubt!
This lehenga spells opulence like nothing else can. The blouse by itself is heavy, as it is embroidered with flowers and studded with pretty stones. The ghagra is brocade, both shades being mellow instead of loud, something that can be seen in the entire Udaipur collection. The border is also bold and beautiful. We can’t seem to decide what we love most about this outfit – the floral blouse or the brocade lehenga. They are both so beautiful! You can easily wear this in the morning for your wedding or just as easily rock this outfit at your sangeet.
These lehengas are classic. They look like timeless pieces that can be handed down and worn generation after generation. Don’t you agree? The lehengas are vintage, boasting hand dyed brocade. The borders, which complete the look, are antique zardosi ones. Both hand-painted and hand-printed motifs are a part of these lehengas’ designs. Organza dupattas peppered with charming flowers give these lehengas a delicately feminine look. Again, this is a part of the ‘Pardesi Phool’ series.
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And that was a quick roundup of our favourites from the 2017 Spring Couture bridal collection by Sabyasachi Mukherjee. It sure was tough picking out just 10! What are your favourites from this collection? Do we have any in common? We’d love to know, so leave your comments right below.