Oct 15, 2007 at 10:04pm IST

Sabyasachi's back, Rani comes to back him

Mumbai: After a year away, Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Indian fashion's wonderboy from Kolkata is showing two collections at the Lakme Fashion Week now on in Mumbai.

Sashaying to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's sonorous qawwali, Sabyasachi sent down models in saris, lehengas, front open dresses and long jackets that mixed the Mughal with the Raj-era zamindar jalsas.

The pallete was the traditonal Sabya touch with wines, fossil greens and mud-streak earths. The lines were loose, like the hair, as if just up from a candle-filled nautch room.

This was ethnic wear with a slight twist, of Indian bridal and sangeet-wear with an edge.

Seen at the event was fellow Bengali Rani Mukherjee who herself was adorned in a Sabya creation.

"Whenever you see his outfit, you know it is a Sabyasachi creation. Right now, I'm wearing one so you know it's a Sabyasachi,” said Rani.

As for our opinion, this was not Sabyasachi's most inspired collection. He has shown better, more innovative stuff in surface texture and presentation before. Because we expect a lot from him, this did not make us rise from our seats and clap away.