Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Designers worth seeing this Fashion Week: Part I

Counting down to the start of Fashion Week, the Fashionable Matilda's Diary is proud to present our round up of up-and-coming designers that are worth seeing this season. Aside from their immense talents, these designers possess distinct perspectives and worldly influences that are internationally recognized but not widely known stateside.

We will present our story in a multi-part series.

WHO: Sabyasachi

WHY: Calcutta-based Sabyasachi Mukherjee came to the New York fashion scene last year with his debut show at the Spring 2007 fashion week. A believer that clothes "should be an extension to one's intellect," Sabyasachi's interests in antique textiles and the rustic environment help create designs that have an other-worldly point of view.

His spring'07 collection reflected an amazing array of floating, trapeze pieces mixed with rich fabrics. WWD has once described his collection as "part Frida Kahlo, park bookish chic, and all about opulence."

WHAT TO SEE: This season look out for Mukherjee's interpretation of fashion's role in a society with clothes that have no "calculated maneuvers." Whatever this means it will be an interesting aspect to see on a runway.

Photos from top: Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Sabyasachi spring 2007 collection.

Photo Credit: Style.com

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