Sabyasachi Mukherjee In Conversation With Berni Yates At Dorchester
India’s most prominent designer and couturier, Sabyasachi Mukherjee, will be taking part in a conversation with Berni Yates, Central St Martins at the UK’s leading, South Asian high fashion, bridal and beauty extravaganza, Aashni + Co Wedding Show, taking place at The Dorchester, Mayfair on Sunday 13th January 2019.
The talk will comprise a discussion of Sabyasachi’s India Revival project, that pays homage to the traditional craftsmanship, embroidery and heritage handwork of India; the future of fashion and technology; the designer’s art foundation; and the inspiration behind the A-list Bollywood weddings that he designed for and styled, namely the weddings of Anushka Sharma and Virat Kolhi and, more recently, for Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh and Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas.
Sabyasachi Mukherjee started his eponymous label with a workforce of three. Today, he retails out of four flagship stores across India. Sabyasachi’s design philosophy is the simple – personalized imperfection of the human hand. He believes that clothes should be an extension of one’s intellect. Deserts, gypsies, antique textiles and cultural traditions of his hometown, Kolkata, have been a lifelong inspiration for him.
Continuing to surpass itself and the expectations of discerning fashionista’s and brides-to-be annually, Aashni + Co Wedding Show 2019 will once again transform one of the world’s most iconic, luxury venue destinations into a wonderland of bridal and beauty luxe. Some of India and Pakistan’s most celebrated designers will once again descend on the Capital to present their latest bridal and couture collections on one high-end platform, from established, A-list fashion houses to the most sought-after new-gen talents. Showcasing alongside them will be the leading names in fine jewelry, accessories, and wedding/ occasion services, with visitors having the opportunity of meeting their favorite and wish list designers and suppliers in person, accessibility being key to the show.
2018 is the year of the Bollywood celebrity wedding, with A-list actresses Sonam Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, and Priyanka Chopra tying the knot in true Bollywood grandeur and style, inspired brides-to-be will have the opportunity of shopping the collections and bridal trousseau’s of some of the leading fashion designers for the Bollywood fraternity at Aashni + Co Wedding Show.
Style council will also be provided during the day through a series of masterclasses with some of the most internationally respected names in styling, makeup artistry, wedding planning, and the fashion and beauty blogosphere. The full list of participating exhibitors and influencer panelists will be announced shortly.
The luxe backdrop of The Dorchester will be further transformed through floral styling and production design by Zita Elze, an award-winning artist, designer, teacher, creator of the Living Embroidery Bridal collection and design consultant.