Last night at 9:00 pm, Sabyasachi unveiled his new bridal collection. Fiza is about style that brings in a new lightness of being, a kind of easy effortlessness. Marked by delicate florals, low-cut blouses, and big, fat chokers for the brides, the grooms too get a modern, more genderless makeover with florals, anarkalis, and pastels in this line. It is no wonder then that the designer has hashtagged it #NamasteEasy. Here are the trends that stood out for us from his new line that is going to be a benchmark for bridal fashion in 2019.
Uncut diamonds, hand-carved peacocks, and more precious stones – Sabyasachi jewels have gotten bigger and bolder this year.
Neons are back on the runways and now they’re rocking bridal couture.
Khadi for brides
“It is sophisticated, cultural, and powerful. For me, khadi is equivalent to wellness and nothing can be more luxurious than that,” says Sabaysachi. “When I look back at the last 20 years, my khadi bridal lehengas are what I am most proud of. Combined with Indian jewellery and flowers, they create a very potent and timeless image. Humble, with a tinge of arrogance. Some of my most discerning customers globally have chosen to wear khadi lehengas for their wedding.”
The designer has done low-cut blouses before, and has kept to the design this time as well.
Unique Mehendi outfits
The Mehendi kaftan and this toga lehenga seem to be Sabyasachi’s picks for unusual and unique Mehendi wear.
White wedding inspiration
We first saw this look on Priyanka Chopra at her wedding. The idea is to imitate the veil of the white wedding but stay Indian.
Men in florals
This outfit was seen on Ranveer Singh at his Mehendi in Italy – the colours seem to be more lively, the florals more pronounced.
Jewellery at Sabyasachi has also gotten more global with Victorian-style chokers and necklaces.
The embroideries are more colourful and fun, yet retaining an old-world charm.
Bold, statement accessories
Necklaces and accessories are redefining the outfit. Almost like they’re playing the main part with a side of lehenga.