Fashion has its evolving moments. Big brand names face off in an ever changing style landscape, but at time a magnanimous result comes from the intertwining of couture esthetics. The year 2015 saw the very stunning reality when fashion giants Sabyasachi and Louboutin opened the sixth India Couture Week in late July with a spectacular display of their collaborative work and collection on Sabyasachi’s latest couture line. The vintage and retro chic inspired collection, titled “Bater” after one of India’s most common hunting birds, featured rich colors and hues like earth tones, bedazzling textures with shimmering sequins and pops of saturated art in embroidery. Of the inspiration for the designs, Sabyasachi said, “I wanted to bring out a collection which is inspired by hunting birds and prey. I wanted to keep it dark, gothic and sexual.”
Known for his exaggerated artistic creations, Sabyasachi showcased a lot of structural style in his couture collection, presenting both modern and eccentric design with his shape-skimming creations. Among the offerings in the Sabyasachi and Louboutin collaboration were romantic saris paired with floor-grazing capes, short dresses, feminine maxis, skirts, jumpsuits, bold accessories (including spiked clutches), and of course, spectacular shoes – every piece essential and a must have to a couture wardrobe.
The models wore Louboutin’s iconic scarlet soles during the Sabyasachi show, the vibrant color reflected in a handful of designers trademark designs, making for a true pairing of the aesthetics of both Sabyasachi and Louboutin.
Falling right above expectations, the much-anticipated Sabyasachi and Louboutin shoe creations showcased in the collection were nothing short of spectacular. Edgy embellishments, feminine floral appliqués work and adorned the stacked stilettos with chic elegant heeled sandals. Men’s styles for the collection feature a rather romantic vintage flair, with delicate laces and dapper loafer designs. Perfectly complementing and harmonizing the exquisite couture fashions of the collection, each pair of shoes reflect Sabyasachi’s elaborate design aesthetic.
The first Indian designer to collaborate with Louboutin, Sabyasachi called the pairing a “wish fulfillment.” And he wasn’t the only one absolutely smitten with the collaboration. “I like designs that have a heritage and history attached to them. This is simply spectacular,” said Louboutin.
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