In Sabyasachi

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Another day, another Sabyasachi. But, do we love? Not quite. The check pattern with the traditional work isn’t quite our thing. Do you like?

Sari aside, Rani looks lovely as usual.

On an aside, it’s funny to see Rani in this sari because just this week Priyanka and I joked around how much it felt like an Asmita Marwah sari (she loves plaid/checks) and Sabyasachi design had a baby and this sari was born. We kid, of course.

Rani Mukherjee at Durga Puja Celebrations

Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani

58 COMMENTS

  1. rani looks lovely….but this reminds me of a saree which my mum wore in one of her ceremonies wen she was getting married and its so beautiful…..I think checks can really make sarree luk unique in a preety way…sadly sabya…didn’t seem to get it rite!!




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  2. too much going on for sure. The checks with the border would have worked on it’s own but the other stuff is the middle is a bit of an over kill.




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  3. Does that really qualify as a sari. Just cz its Sabyasachi does not mean its good. Uggh! The blinding for designer clothes..and then u guys dont like MM..thats hypocritical!!




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  4. There’s so much going on … plaid, heavy border, red and yellow pleats, flowery blouse. WHOA!! so many colors and such different work/fabric. Totally OTT. I prefer the simple white sari with gold border she had on a few days ago.




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  5. I come from the land of “Grameen checks” where its common to wear checks in saris. This sari wouldn’t be out of place in bengal at all. Except for the yellow pleats.

    Rani looks amazing :) happy puja, everyone!




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  6. Rani looks like what my grandfather would call a “ginni” in bengali, which is like a typical Bengali housewife..the print kind of reminds me of a “gamccha” which is like a traditional towel used by Bengali…I agree, this saree is just plain ugly, but Rani still makes it look better than most people would.




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  7. Super Busy outfit…The checks, big borders, two colors on the pleats and the mismatched blouse,the red and blue satiny things and the OTT jewelry…At what point do they co-ordinate ??




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  8. if the borders were a little less “designer” the saree would hve been lovely, its a typical bengali saree, my mother has one, i love it and i love rani in it too




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  9. good lord!! are any of you guys in this epoch at all ? meaning fall/winter 2010 epoch?? this is soooo the fashion of 2010, mixing and matching patters that are entirely contradictory but work together in a right colour palette or vice-versa!! and its so clever of sabya to come up with this. its so damn lovely ..and i love her beads as well. just perfect rani….




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    • I quite like this saree too, it looks kind of cool with all the mis matching prints and colours and textures. Its beautiful and unusual, its the rich border that brings the whole piece together. Maybe Ranis a bit too petite to carry such a bold look, somebody like Sushmita Sen or a model may look better in it – just a thought.




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      • not that i am complaining about rani wearing sarees, i would love to see sushmita sen in such a saree. Her height, skin colour…i think it can look awesome…




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  10. Current epoch notwithstanding, to my eye, this saree is just a busy hodge podge of random fabric. Rani somehow shines through without being overwhelmed by all the mix & match drama




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  11. it might’ve worked on someone taller and less petite like Bipasha but Rani is totally overwhelmed by what someone here rightly termed as a “super busy” print.




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  12. Checks aren’t just for towels and table clothes.Checks have been a part of traditional sarees for ages like the maharashtrian sarees (i dont remember what are they called), in bengal and also are hugly popular in kanjiwarams (what i call the tram brahm saree). I wonder why people here are surprised to see checks in a saree.




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    • The checks is refreshingly nice. It’s the yellow and red pleats which is totally ruining it. Like someone aptly pointed out, it looks like four sarees stitched together. If this weren’t Sabya and if wasn’t a celeb but a regular aunty at one of our social gatherings wearing this, most people who are raving and complimenting this ‘epoch’ look, would be giggling and rolling their eyes!




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  13. This piece should have not come out of the creation studios..Its just too messy. Its a patchwork that a 5 year old could do, not the one of a famous designer. I feel she is wearing a mixture of curtains, table clothes and bed sheets of a tacky house. There is no color scheme at all. I don’t mind missing colors and textures, but there is absolutely no coordination…Very disappointing piece from him and very disappointing choice from Rani.




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  14. I like checks on a sari and I like traditional eaves ..but this sari looks like a mess because there is no co-ordination in the colors .. i know current trends are all about mixing patterns, textures, colors, prints.. but those blue and white checks with the yellow and red brocade like part of the sari at the pleats with the zari border are just not working together! it probably would have looked better if the checks were in the same color family (of reds/yellows.orange etc) instead of the so different blue… Am i making sense :)? As much as i LOVE Sabyasachi, this is a big disappointment from him!




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  15. i think its super. so quirky and cracked and still so quintessentially indian. a refreshing change from the usual monotonous/tasteless parade of manish malhotras etc.




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  16. Waist up the look is great. Love the check, the border, the beads everything. But adding the yellow and red pleats is where Sabya lost the plot.
    Rani still manages to look great though…love the red bindi on her.




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  17. someone must be nuts to pay for this.. i guess this what they call separates when people buy saris these days…. it looks like a couple of srais, fleece blankets, rugs, big zari border thrown into 1.




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    • agree so totally. i think people are just too used to seeing shimmering chiffons in pastel shades to appreciate some real inventiveness.




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  18. I think if the pleats were just red (without the yellow) the saree would have looked better. Her style of draping seems to be the less formal way of draping – as in there’s no patti. Maybe if she wore it with patti, it would look classier.




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  19. This isn’t the first time that Sabya’s worked with checks for his saris. I think the red and yellow pleats just killed this one. Otherwise, I think pairing checks (perhaps smaller that these ones) with traditional borders looks rather nice,




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  20. I like the saree without the sabya blouse. The checks are traditional and are worn by many south indians too. i dont mind the pop of color in the black and white check saree. wish it was just one color red. guess he wnated both the auspicious colors of haldi kumkum(yellow and red) for the puja. i only wish rani had worn the saree with the normal draping and not with the draping hanging to the side which many elderly woman do.




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  21. The design is a pooling of the traditional south style and the standard Sabya style. However the attempt to insert yellow and red pleats was too bold. It robs the elegance of the overall style and colour blend of the saree. A plain white(instead of yellow) and navy blue(instead of red) shades, retaining the red border throughout would have made it elegant. Anyways, cant stop admiring sabya for reinventing the past of Indian textiles.




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