Sunday, September 9, 2007

Fashion Week: Sabyasachi

The traveling nomad dominates Sabyasachi's Spring 2008 collection, with the Calcutta-based designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee sent down the runway a series of loose layered looks in linen, cotton, and shawls embellished in rich trims.

Gold, marigold separates are layered, layered, layered in tunics, loose pants, and shawls. Models accessorize the clothes with bare face, loose hair, and round glasses that evoke an English colonial ethnic chic, while strutting down to upbeat tunes of the Romantics' What I like about you.

It is refreshing to see a collection that evolves a more relaxed, carefree approach to fashion while others are doing lady-like looks that are restricted and structured. The nomad looks suit Mukherjee's aesthetics well as he go on his sophomore show at Bryant Park. It will be interesting to see how his vision translates in Fall 2008.

Photos from top: Sabyasachi Spring 2008 collection.

Photo credits: Penny Yu, Imaxtree