It won’t be an exaggeration to say that ace couturier and design icon Sabyasachi Mukherjee‘s midas touch has transformed bridalwear sensibilities in India. His creations incorporate traditional and historical sentiments, feature intricate craftsmanship, and over the past two decades have become the gold standard for couture in the country. This is a sentiment that reflects in his jewellery and footwear designs as well, besides in the several collaborations he has forged. In 2016, he collaborated Pottery Barn, an home decor brand, which resulted in an Insta-worthy tableware selection, and his limited edition collection with French fashion designer Christian Louboutin two years ago found global acclaim. Now the designer is back with another association, this time with Thomas Goode & Co., one of London’s oldest luxury tableware brands.
The Trousseau Collection underlines bespoke dinner service designs, glassware, table linens, and other decorative delights that personify craftsmanship – it is an extension of Sabyasachi’s love for everything luxurious and ornate. The designer says that his love affair with Kolkata framed his visual narrative, and one can see the effect. The designer looped in 43 artists from the Sabyasachi Art Foundation to help design the range of dinner plates showcasing local flora and fauna, architecture, fables, and parables in subtle shades of pink, blue, brown, and green.
Founded in 1827, Thomas Goode & Co is a 200-year-old British heritage brand whose products have been part of weddings in Europe, the UK, and some of India’s oldest royal families. The brand reached Indian shores earlier this year in February, with a store and museum in The Oberoi Trident in Nariman Point, Mumbai. If you further wish to explore its legacy, then here’s some good news – Thomas Goode & Co will launch a new e-commerce website towards the end of 2019.
Sabyasachi x Thomas Goode collection will be available from September 17 onwards at Thomas Goode stores in London and Mumbai. Prices upon request.