Every woman has, at some point, imagined how her wedding day will be. And in every scenario, everything is perfect when she walks towards the love of her life, along with her favourite people, and in the most romantic setting EVER! But what makes all this truly impeccable is her bridal ensemble, of course. Ain't nobody getting married looking anything short of stunning, right?
And the designer that every Indian bride aspires to wear is none other than Sabyasachi Mukherjee. Deepika Padukone is the new bride to have joined the club recently. She was dressed in head-to-toe Sabyasachi for both her weddings - the Konkani style and the Anand Karaj. Even Ranveer Singh wore Sabyasachi.
And, it’s not just clothes, Sabyasachi also has a jewellery collection that is just as stunning. Since you are going to buy wedding accessories anyway, might as well make them grand like DeepVeer. After all, this isn’t a useless expenditure, it’s an investment of a lifetime. So, here is everything you need to know about the brand, the brain behind the brand, and its jewellery collection.
Sabyasachi is a luxury label by designer and couturier, Sabyasachi Mukherjee. He comes from a middle-class Bengali family of Kolkata. Mukherjee wanted to study at NIFT college but his parents disagreed. So, he sold his books to pay for the admission form and passed the exam. Four months after his graduation in 1999, Sabyasachi started his eponymous label which we all love and aspire to get married in today.
Sabyasachi's design philosophy is very simple and clear, “Personalized imperfection of the human hand.” Deserts, gipsies, prostitutes, antique textiles, and cultural traditions of his hometown have been a lifelong inspiration for him.
It was only 10 years ago, in 2008, when he launched a line of jewellery exclusively designed by him in association with the Gaja brand. And in 2009, Sabyasachi opened his first flagship store in Kolkata. Sabyasachi sells out of five flagship stores and is a part of various multi-designer stores in India today. Apart from India, you can also find his store in America, Dubai, and London.
Fun Fact: Not many people know this about the designer but he has also designed bed and bath lines for Bombay Dyeing! Surprised, aren’t you?
For the last 15 years, Sabyasachi has pioneered and propagated the use of handlooms in his design collection. Not only are his bridal collections a whole class apart, but his menswear, jewellery collection, and accessories are also lust-worthy. Why else would the entire Bollywood fraternity obsess over one designer so much, eh?
Whether it is Anushka Sharma’s wedding lehenga or Alia Bhatt’s look for the promotions of her movie, there is a Sabyasachi item for all occasions. You cannot wear a Sabyasachi outfit without accessorising it with Sabyasachi jewellery. So, here are some of the best looks of your favourite Bollywood stars in Sabyasachi.
After an intimate DeepVeer ki shaadi where we saw both Deepika and Ranveer in head-to-Sabyasachi, we have decided we are going Team Sabya too. The pictures above are convincing enough. Even for her pre-wedding pooja, Deepika Padukone wore an orange suit by Sabyasachi.
In fact, DP is probably the first celebrity to have worn Sabyasachi the most in the last one year alone than all the other actresses combined.
Whether it is for an event, an award ceremony or a festival, Deepika has Sabyasachi on speed dial for all her OOTD/OOTN needs. Sarees, skirts, shararas or coordinate sets, Sabya is home to a luxury fashion of all kinds.
It was Anushka and her breathtaking bridal lehenga and jewellery that made us want to get married in Sabyasachi couture. From her engagement to mehendi to the wedding reception, Anushka and Virat both turned up in head-to-toe Sabyasachi. Recently, the Kohlis celebrated their first Karva Chauth also in Sabyasachi. Such loyalty, much wow!
Here are all the Bollywood Actresses who wore Sabyasachi on their wedding day!
Alia Bhatt and her fluorescent green lehenga by Sabyasachi did rounds on the Internet for various reasons. The silk and organza lehenga was hand-embroidered with floral motifs in delicate silver thread-work, and paired with a statement choker and maangtika from the Sabyasachi Heritage Jewelry collection. She carried this look to Sonam Kapoor’s wedding reception and stole the night stylishly.
But weddings are not Sabya’s only thing. Alia wore a floral printed cotton kurta-pajama with a chanderi dupatta during the promotions of her film, Raazi. The ensemble, detailed with Tilla borders from antique Kashmiri shawls, got a lot of appreciation for being absolute eye candy.
Karisma Kapoor recently wore a hand-printed yellow georgette saree with a matching trail blouse by Sabyasachi for an event in Pune. Her look was accessorised with a leather Sabyasachi logo belt in ivory. See, there’s a lot more Sabya has to offer than just wedding clothes. Such an easy saree, and carried so effortlessly.
Kangana Ranaut’s Cannes 2018 look had us hooked. She wore a rendition of Sabya’s famous ‘Aakash-tara’, meaning starry sky, saree. The saree was hand-dyed and embellished with hand-cut sequins individually sewn using the zardosi technique to create a metallic yet fluid fabric. This, she accessorised with a Sabyasachi batua and the ‘Teenmaniya’ necklace, crafted out of rose-cut diamonds, Colombian emeralds and Basra pearls from the Sabyasachi Heritage Jewelry Collection. She did her hair in a bouffant style to complement the ultra-glam saree. And, here are 34 other hairstyles you can try with your saree to nail the look like Kangana.
Bollywood is just one of the reasons why women everywhere wish to wear Sabyasachi on their wedding day. The real deal lies here.
From all kinds of apparels to accessories, Sabyasachi’s wedding trousseau has every bride’s back. There are bridal lehengas handcrafted to perfection that will make the biggest day of life, the grandest. Sarees, suits, accessories such as belts, purses, and jewellery, wedding shopping at Sabyasachi is every bride-to-be’s delight.
In fact, after the successful launch of menswear, he now plans to start an Indian-inspired kidswear brand and also establish a contemporary clothing brand for the masses. Just imagine how cute it’ll be to see young kids running around in Sabyasachi!
This one is fresh from Sabyasachi's latest Heritage Jewelry collection. A stunning bridal necklace in 22 karat gold, encrusted with rubies, emeralds, and pearls, this multicoloured multi-stoned set is for the fierce and formidable bride. The heritage tika and chandbali set with it are all you need to complete the look. It’s the eye of the tiger, ladies.
This choker studded with rare Zambian emeralds and diamonds will be perfect for your reception, should you choose to wear a saree. The cluster comes together in a brilliant geometric position adding an outward charm to the poetic piece of jewellery. Let your ears bare ‘coz this is all you will need to make a statement.
Who said shoulder dusters can only be tassels? Rubies, diamonds, and pearls, these shoulder dusters have everything along with a quintessential ‘20s vibe. And the heart shape of the earring top is pure love. What a royal way to make whites and beiges look anything but basic!
Perfect for a reception look, you can pair this statement necklace with large uncut diamonds and emeralds with a saree or an evening gown of your choice. Don't be surprised when everyone looks at you with their jaws on the floor because, oh my gosh, this piece is S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G!
Kundan is something that goes with almost every kind of Indian attire. If you are planning to wear a light lehenga on your wedding day, elevate your look with this neckpiece from the Endless Summer Jewellery collection and dazzle the night away. The best part? Thanks to its white and gold hues, you can pair this with a million other things later!
With emeralds, rubies, pearls, and desi meenakari detailing, this traditional 22k gold set with a maangtika, passa, nath, and earrings will add an elegant touch to your look. Its intricate design and attention to detail speak for itself making it great wear for a sangeet function.
If you love gemstone jewellery, there is no better place than a Sabyasachi store for you. This vintage uncut diamond jewellery set of necklace and earrings is perfectly crafted using emeralds, yellow sapphire, and corals. This will go perfectly with a solid or lightly-embroidered blouse that will bring out the beautiful colours of the gemstones organically.
Made in 22k gold with uncut diamonds, Japanese cultured pearls and Zambian emeralds, this bridal jewellery set is a classic Sabyasachi. I think I just died and went to jewellery heaven. With a choker necklace, dome-shaped jhumkas, matha-patti, and that nath, the set says one thing - you are a bride who is going to be remembered. And if you're going with a classic red outfit, nothing's better than this!
Not into the whole big and opulent in-your-face wedding? Well, then this one's for you. It looks like one of those family heirlooms from your grandmother's collection with that old-world charm, doesn’t it? If the outfit has a busy neckline and you don't want to be bling-bling everywhere, then these will be just perfect for you.
When the lady is wearing an intricately handcrafted rose-cut necklace with matching chandelier earrings, the lady is ready for the dance floor. Look elegant and classy with this gorgeous South Sea pearls set that will take you straight back to the retro days of cinema in a contemporary fashion. It will be a perfect addition to any Indo-western outfit or for your cocktail party.
This stack of kadas and bangles with the finest quality meenakari work from the Sabyasachi Heritage Jewelry collection will say a lot about the beautiful hands it is going to adorn. Put these on and get transported to the palaces of Rajasthan. And if you are having a destination wedding there, imagine how well you will fit in with the royal ambiance. Wear them to your engagement night because of your ring with these bangles, ah, beauty.
If you are going for an updo or a messy bun look, you can't just wear anything in your ears. Not when these statement-making studs exist. These peacock earrings will take your look from drab to fab in a jiffy. What's more, they will match your mehendi design too.
This necklace puts the ‘umph’ in triumph with its uncut diamonds. And the combination of Zambian, Russian, and Colombian emeralds create a strange watery hue that is reminiscent of silent lotus ponds in rural Bengal, hence, the name. Wear this longline necklace alone or stack it with a choker for your wedding day ‘coz there is no such thing as looking OTT when you are sitting on the Shaadi mandap!
Of course, no ring in the world is going to be better than the one he puts on your finger but just look at this pretty thing. This heritage ring crafted in 22 karat gold with uncut diamonds and pearls will bring out your mehendi design beautifully.
Now there’s a necklace that will make your bachelorette party all the more glamorous. Sabyasachi calls it Ranisahiba’s diamonds, and rightly so. If you’re wearing a saree or an evening gown, whether you are carrying a round neckline or a high neckline, these diamonds will be your best friends.
There are three ways you can buy Sabyasachi jewellery:
This story was updated in January 2019.