Early Life of Sabyasachi Mukherjee
Sabyasachi Mukherjee has his origin in the middle class Bengali family of Kolkata. His mother, Sandhya Mukherjee worked at Government Art College, and was deeply into handicrafts. His father, Shukumar Mukherjee lost his job when Sabyasachi was just 15 yrs. Sabyasachi's sister Shingini Mukherjee (Payal), who is 7 years younger to him, manages the business of the label.
Career of Sabyasachi Mukherjee
Sabyasachi Mukherjee, the young designer from Kolkata is making waves in the Indian fashion horizon. After he completed his plus two from St.Xaviers College, he graduated from NIFT Kolkata with three major awards in 1999 Kolkata and now stands as one of the buzzing names in the fashion industry who always strives to express refinement, finesse, and elegance for the contemporary life. Just after graduation, Sabyasachi launched his own eponymous label by the same name and currently has retails at New Delhi -Carma & Ogaan, Mumbai -Melange & Ensemble; Kolkata-Espee & Intrigue, and Hyderabad- Origins and Oorja. In 2001, Sabyasachi won the Femina British Council most outstanding young Designer of India award, which took him to London for an internship with Georgina Von Etzdorf, a designer based in Salisbury. He made his international label by winning the grand winner award at Mercedes New Asia fashion week in Singapore in 2003.
In 2004, he took part in the Kuala Lampur fashion week, and Lakme India Fashion Week (LIFW). He earned the distinction of being the only Indian designer invited to showcase at the Milan Fashion Week 2004 and was voted by Asia Inc, a Singapore based business magazine, as one of the ten most influential Indians in Asia.
In 2005, he designed the costumes for Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film, Black, Baabul (2006), and Laaga Chunari Mein Daag (2007).
Early 2001, Sabyasachi won the Femina British Council's most outstanding young Designer of India award, which took him to London for an internship with Georgina Von Etzdorf, an eclectic designer based in Salisbury. Returning home with edgier ideas, Sabyasachi started retailing at all major stores in India.
He got the fashion taste and love for the entire work from his own root Kolkata. His main work originates from the traditional clothes and handwork with patches and sequences.
Contribution of Sabyasachi Mukherjee
Fashion's 'blue eyed boy' Sabyasachi Mukherjee always delivers creations that are out of box styles, executed with elegance and dignity. He believes designing clothes should be just an extension of one's intellect. Sabya's LI fashion hitherto has been known for dressing up elegantly the bride on the D-day.
He uses unusual fabrics, texturing and detailing, fusion of styles, patch work in a vibrant eclectic colour palette, which take back to the ancient and medieval tradition.
Personalized imperfection of the human hand is the main mantra of Sabyasachi Mukherjeee. His first ever fashion show was in 2002, where, Sabyasachi participated at the LIFW (Lakme India Fashion Week) and had the crowd going gaga over his masterpieces and craving more. The spring of 2003 heralded a new dawn in Sabyasachi's career as he made his international mark by bagging the 'Grand Winner Award' at the Mercedes New Asia Fashion Week in Singapore.
Sabyasachi has created waves internationally, and made him well known as a trendsetting global label. The designs from his stable are indubitably relevant, bold, rebellious, innovative, chic and quaint and awe inspiring. Over the years, he has successfully built a clothing brand which has a very strong social perspective. Quick to understand the demands of the Indian market, Sabyasachi has created a brand that has represented a comfort zone to global Indians and remained undestroyed through major socio-economical-political changes. His signature style is originality, as he moves between stunningly crafted bridal wear and perfectly structured western statements. His inspiration has always been Satyajit Ray, and how using a broken camera he made world cinema.
Awards of Sabyasachi Mukherjee
Won the 'Best Design Collection' at NIFT (Kolkata)
Also bagged the 'Best Design Collection' at NIFT (All India)
Also won 'Ritu Kumar Award for Excellence in Design.'
In early 2001 Sabyasachi won the Femina British Council Most Outstanding Young Designer of India Award.
Designed the costume for the movie Sanjay Leela Bhansali classic 'Black' and bagged the prestigious National Award in 2005.
'Hall of Fame' award by the Indian Chamber Of Commerce.
On the cover of the Women's Wear Daily, he was reckoned as the 'Future of Indian Fashion.'
Voted by Asia Inc. (a Singapore based business magazine) as one of the 'Ten Most Influential Indians in Asia' with the likes of Aishwarya Rai,
Sabeer Bhatia and Priyanka Gandhi.
He has tied up with Samira Habitats (a real estate agency) for designing the interiors of 200 residences built at a whooping Rs 200 crores, a first by any Indian Fashion Designer.
He currently retails from Aza, Evoluzione, Espee, Carma, Oorja, Ensemble, Evoluzione and Samsara, Elahe, 85 Lansdowne.