Sabyasachi! (Almost) Every south Asian brides dream designer! Sabyasachi designs are unlike anyone else’s! What Ralph Lauren has done for the American Dream lifestyle, Sabya has done for Indian Bridal couture. I look forward to every collection he release, like a million others on social media (4.4 to be precise!) I have been a huge fan for at-least the past 10 years, and was fortunate enough to wear a beautiful piece for my wedding.
No one can match his vision when it comes to bridal fashion, there is no debate, but today I want to talk about Sabyasachi Accessories and how for me, it has been a huge let down. I have never been a huge fan of the giant Bengal Tiger logo, even though I understand and respect the sentiments behind it. In my head Sabyasachi is couture, the luxurious details in the prints and motifs and embroidery, everything that makes it couture. The Bengal Tiger logo to me is just not good enough, not to mention how its too Puma, and Jaguar reminiscent.
Their latest Summer 2020 Modern Folklore Collection includes various accessories and amongst it is their Unisex Tote Bag – The Sabya Tote. A basic black tote with the Bengal Tiger logo seems like such a cash grab release. Yes it’s very casual and may be aims to cater to a younger clientele who wants to be a part of the “Sabyasachi” dream but I am not a fan!
From a design maestro like Sabyasachi, I expect something that is innovative and unique, not a basic design that literally anyone could have made. Even thought a tote is a classic bag style and everyone big designer house has their take on it, this one just seems very underwhelming. Most other pieces from the collection make me feel underwhelmed.
Let’s talk about the The Nani Bucket Bag from the Summer 2020 – The Neo Bohemian collection, designed for a “Modern Sangeet”
The Bucket bag looks like its cheaply made, with embroidery patch slapped on, that you can easily find anywhere in India. I absolutely loathe the Bengal Tiger Head motif on the chain strings. Its also very Versace Medusa Head Motif reminiscent to me. The Bigger Bengal Tiger logo at the bottom of the bag is a major overkill. WHY? Just WHY?!
The Bengal Tiger Logo Necklace! Another disappointment.
I am definitely not a fan of their logo capsule clutch or belt either. The only design I like is their latest addition to their capsule clutch bag – The Taj Minaudière. It’s available in leather and velvet and a variety of colours. An accessory that you will be seeing a lot during the upcoming wedding season I assume. (Hoping the Covid outbreak subsides by then!)
Although I still prefer his older classic designs (Pictured Below) which are so “Sabyasachi” because of its design aesthetics without the logo roaring in your face. I am glad they are still part of his current collection and available to purchase.
I was obsessed with the creative genius shown in the Louboutin collaboration shoes . I wish I could say the same about their current offerings, These mules to me are just plain unnecessary.
The biggest disappointment of it all for me is The Sabyasachi Multi Purpose Bengal Tiger Belt! As per the brand’s Facebook page:
“Cinch it! Drape it! Team it with a Sari or pair it with a kaftan! Wear it as statement necklace or simply gift it to a loved one.”
It’s available in 2 colour ways – Burnished Bronze & Gilded Gold. Any seasoned luxury lover can easily identify vintage Chanel belts vibe! Its something I would never even consider buying, despite the very reasonable price INR 9500 for a designer belt.
What are your thoughts? Do you own any Sabyasachi accessories? Would you invest in any? Let me know in the comments down below or over on my Instagram. I would love to know.