• Lehengas Skirt and Sari
  • Kalidar and Kurta
  • Gold Jewellery
  • Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Mumbai
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“Brides," says Mumbai-based fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee. "are much more confident of what they want; they prefer styles that are more organic, rooted in tradition. Not so long ago, brides flirted with bridal clothing, bringing fashion elements into their bridal wear. So you had the fluted lehengas skirt and the zippered sari.”
Photography courtesy Sabyasachi
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“Today the red and gold Benares silk is back as lehengas, and there is no evidence of Swarovski," says fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee. "The clothes are still voluminous, as brides like that, and kalidar or panelled kurtas are still favoured. But there is a move toward the short kurta with Patiala loose salwars and big dupattas. The ethnic look is in. Mirrorwork is in, too. And the sari is definitely coming back.”
Photography courtesy Sabyasachi
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“The feel is ‘local local.’ Kanjeevaram silks are in, and gold jewellery has pushed out diamonds and uncut diamond polkis,” says Sabyasachi Mukherjee.
Photography courtesy Sabyasachi
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“Even where flowers for decoration are concerned, jasmine, mogra and chameli, fragrant and pure, have come back, replacing exotic orchids. Refinement and Old World styles are coming back. It signifies an elevated status in those who aspire for it, even for those who are flush with new money,” fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee (pictured) says.
Photography courtesy Sabyasachi

Four Seasons Magazine recently caught up with Mumbai-based fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee at the opening of Sabyasachi by Sabyasachi, the younger, hipper offshoot of his flagship Mumbai boutique. View the slide show to see what the designer, well-known on the global fashion scene for incorporating Indian textiles and indigenous methods in a modern context, has to say about contemporary bridal trends in India.

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Accessories, Ethnic Weddings, Flowers, Purples, Reds, Style Notes, Wedding Dresses, Wedding Rings, Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai

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