Designer Sabyasachi presented his collection “Opium” on the first day of the PCJ Delhi Couture Week in New Delhi.
Delhi Couture Week 2013 Day 1 – Sabyasachi Collection
The Collection: Indian silhouettes with western influences in terms of fabrics and detailing
The Gender: Menswear and Womenswear
The Clothes: On display were saris, lehengas, kurtas, coats such as mughal and duster ones, short tops, gararas, bandhgalas, flapper jackets, lacy and blingy leggings, peplum tops, Nehru collars, A-line ghagras and sherwanis amongst others. An interesting part of the show was the shoes which matched with the ensemble they were paired with – in both the men’s and women’s line.
The Hues: The color palette included soft reds, oranges, powder blues, vintage pinks, peaches, browns, mint greens and subdued tones like white, off white, beige and cream. The ensembles also showcased monotones.
The Fabrics: Sabyasachi showed why he is the master of his craft by using a wide amalgamation of fabrics. Ensembles were created with both traditional Indian and western materials that included silk sourced from various parts of India, French lace like Chantilly and Guipure, velvet, net, khadi and tulle.
The Embellishments: The detailing added to the ornate and glamorous feel. There was a lot of bling, shimmer and hand cut sequins – also highlighted by way of the tara work, on display. Prints like big florals, chintz, rose, hand block, toile de jouy were also used. Jacquard and quilting highlighted the ensembles. One also saw work like crewel embroidery, appliqué, zardozi, resham, tilla and aari tari and pearls on the outfits.
Highlights from the Show
Shimmery Gold and Beige Monotones with encrusted and blingy embellishments
Delhi Couture Week 2013 Sabyasachi Collection
Sabyasachi Delhi Couture Week 2013
Sabyasachi 2013 Delhi Couture Week
Sabyasachi Collection 2013 Delhi Couture Week
Toile De Jouy Prints
2013 Delhi Couture Week Sabyasachi Collection
Delhi Couture Week 2013 Sabyasachi Collection day 1
Peplum Tops Paired With Ghagras
Delhi Couture Week 2013 Sabyasachi
Delhi Couture Week 2013 Sabyasachi Bridal Collection
Sabyasachi Bridal 2013 Delhi Couture Week
Sabyasachi Bridal 2013 Delhi Couture Week day 1
Quilting Used for Men’s Sherwanis Paired With Printed Churidaars
Delhi Couture Week 2013 Sabyasachi menswear
Matching Outfit and Footwear
Delhi Couture Week 2013 Sabyasachi show
Delhi Couture Week 2013 Sabyasachi brides groom collection
Sabyasachi Wedding Collection 2013 Delhi Couture Week
What a timeless, classic, ethereal and magnificent collection -truly opium for the senses!