Sabyasachi Mukherjee (Fellow Member)


Sabyasachi Mukherjee (Fellow Member)

During the summer of 1999, somewhere in the humble corner of Calcutta’s by lanes, a man was doing more than just supervising the work of his three tailors. He was slowly and quietly piecing together a vision to resurrect pride in India’s painstakingly meticulous heritage of textiles and artisanal craftsmanship.

Today, with four flagship stores across India under his eponymous label, Sabyasachi, formidable national and global collaborations, as well as a strong foothold in the Indian and television industry, Sabyasachi Mukherjee’s vision is a reality. He is a revered and celebrated name in the fashion fraternity and is especially credited with refreshing memories of India’s halcyon past with his signature products and profoundly vivid imagery.

Every Sabyasachi product is lovingly and painstakingly created by the skilled hands of artisanal craftsmen using traditional techniques passed on through generations. The House of Sabyasachi keeps artisanal craftsmanship, heritage, creativity, exceptional quality and par excellence service at the core of all its activities. Each handcrafted product is unique and each experience is memorable. The brand’s bridal couture is reflective of the strong women and men who are modern but are also deeply rooted in tradition.

Sabyasachi Jewelry, a collection of heritage jewellery, made its debut exclusively on Instagram on 20th July 2017 as part of the brand’s Autumn-Winter 2017 Couture and Jewelry show. The new line of jewellery comprises of Fine Jewelry (Diamonds and coloured gemstones), Heritage Jewelry (Jadau and Gold) and Men’s Jewelry.

The Sabyasachi Art Foundation was started by Sabyasachi and his sister as a tribute to their artist mother. Today it is an integral part of the brand both in a creative and socially responsible capacity. It strives to give indigenous artists and craftsmen due recognition and a means of livelihood. They create beautiful renditions for the brand’s couture collections as well as for the multiple artistic collaborations with lifestyle brands such as Asian Paints, Pottery Barn, etc. is lends personalisation and exclusivity to the brand and allows the brand to remain close to its design philosophy.

Sabyasachi collaborated with world renowned French shoe designer, Christian Louboutin, for the first time in 2015 for his couture collection titled ‘Bater’ to create a line of extremely Parisian footwear with an Indian baroque sensibility.

Forevermark, the diamond brand that comes with the promise of beauty, rarity and responsibly sourced diamonds collaborated with Sabyasachi to launch an exclusive line of diamond jewellery. ZanyaTM, is a versatile collection that offers modern heirlooms for the urban luxury seekers.

A member of the Williams-Sonoma Inc. (NYSE: WSM) portfolio of brands, Pottery Barn is a premier speciality retailer for casual, comfortable and stylish home furnishings. Sabyasachi for Pottery Barn was an exclusive product collaboration and also marked the designer’s first foray into home furnishings.

Save the sari was a sari revival project where the saris were handpicked and curated by Sabyasachi and packaged in a vintage tin canister. The Victoria and Albert Museum which is known for its dedication to preserving global textile approached the brand while sourcing for their seminal exhibit, ‘The Fabric of India’. They requested Sabyasachi to create a unique wedding ensemble to celebrate the rich Indian textile heritage.