Sabyasachi Mukherjee is a fashion designer from India. He had a difficult childhood and fought his family in order to achieve his goal of becoming a fashion designer. In 1999, he passed from NIFT (National Institute of Fashion Technology). After graduating from the institute, he started his own small business, and his talent quickly helped him ascend the success ladder. His first big professional break came in 2001 when he won the Femina British Council’s Most Outstanding Young Designer of India award and was given the opportunity to intern in London with the world’s best fashion designers. He took part in several fashion shows around the world in 2002 and 2003, eventually receiving the ‘Grand Winner Award’ at the New Asia Fashion Week in Singapore. He has been using his label Sabyasachisachi since 1999, and it has become one of the most famous fashion houses not only in India but throughout Southern Asia. He also happens to be one of the topmost designers working in the Indian film industry and has given his services to films such as ‘Guzaarish’, ‘Laaga Chunari Mein Daag’ and ‘English Vinglish’.
Youth and Adolescence
Sabyasachi Mukherjee was born in Kolkata, India on February 23, 1976, to middle-class traditional Brahmin parents. Sandhya Mukherjee worked as a government employee in handicrafts and taught at a government art institution. His father, Shukumar Mukherjee, was a short-tempered man who took out his frustration on his children after losing his employment.
Sabyasachi was 15 years old at the time and had been interested in arts since he was a child, thanks to his mother and the fact that Kolkata has always been known as India’s cultural center. Sabyasachi was raised in a household with a younger sister born seven years later.
When the father lost his work, the family went into deep financial distress, and he forced Sabyasachi to study hard in order to land a decent government position. However, he had other plans and wished to explore fashion design. Sabyasachi submitted to the National Institute of Fashion Technology’s Kolkata center after finishing his 12th grade.
Sabyasachi took it upon himself to sell all of his old books after his family declined to pay for his entry form. He worked hard to clear the entrance exam and graduated with honors from the institute in 1999. Sabyasachi founded his self-titled label in a small shop in Kolkata after graduating from school, and he recruited two other designers to work alongside him. But he was still a long way from his first big break, which arrived two years later.
Sabyasachi Mukherjee’s Career
In 2001, he competed in the Femina British Council’s yearly competition and was named India’s Outstanding Young Designer. This led to him gaining a lot of respect in India and the international fashion industry. Following his award, he was chosen for an apprenticeship with Georgina Von Etzdorf, one of the most well-known designers on the international fashion scene. Sabyasachi returned to India after the internship, which lasted a few months, and began working as a designer with India’s top fashion brands.
In 2002, he made his debut in the Indian mainstream fashion world with India Fashion Week, where he showed some of his designs that received positive feedback. The event’s best models donned his designer gowns, and Sabyasachi made a strong mainstream debut. It was also a significant move toward becoming one of India’s most successful celebrity fashion designers.
His talent was already making waves globally by the year 2003 when he made his runway debut in Singapore during the Mercedes Benz New Asia Fashion Week. By the end of the event, he had been named the recipient of the ‘Grand Winner Award,’ which helped him get more offers from international fashion companies. He also had the opportunity to collaborate with avant-garde designers such as Jean Paul Gaultier.
During the Lakme Fashion Week 2003, he debuted a new design called ‘Kora,’ which drew rave reviews from national and foreign fashion critics. Sabyasachi experimented with mixing traditional Indian attire with bohemian fashion and called the line ‘The Frog Princess’ in 2004.
He debuted the designs during the Miami and Kuala Lumpur Fashion Weeks. Vogue named one of his London stores the best shopping destination in the world, establishing Sabyasachi there as well, which was yet another significant accomplishment.
In 2005, he took his experiments a step further, introducing ‘The Nair Sisters’ during his spring-summer collection for the year. The intricate use of cotton and hand-woven fabrics became the collection’s trademark, as did some hand block printing, bagru, and embroideries. The collection was displayed at the Browns & Selfridges shop in London and sold out within a few days. Later that year, he was asked to show his designs at Oxford University’s black tie charity dinner, which is held every year.
The New York Fashion Week in 2006 added another feather to his hat, as his label Sabyasachi began retailing internationally. Sabyasachi went bold with his color and design decisions to set the collection apart from others. To increase aesthetic credibility, he used to glamour and folklore effectively and combined them with paintings from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in Europe.
In the same year, he became the first Indian designer to show his work at all three big fashion weeks in the world: New York, Milan, and London. Sabyasachi credited one of the main reasons for his international success to India’s rich culture and traditions. He stressed that most young Indian designers copy western designs, which is one of the reasons for their lack of originality, which keeps them from achieving international renown.
Sabyasachi’s collection concluded the PCJ Delhi Couture Week in 2012, which was held in India’s national capital. He displayed his new ‘New Moon’ collection, which featured five various world cities as its theme. His designs were inspired by Berlin, British Raj Kolkata, Paris, Barcelona, and New York. The show’s main attraction was former Bollywood diva Sridevi, who wore a sari created by him.
Sabyasachi worked with the GAJA brand in 2008 and introduced a jewelry line; the collection was later showcased in Vogue Wedding Show 2016 and received widespread critical praise. Sabyasachi worked with a French designer to showcase a collection of footwear with the trademark Sabyasachi embroidery at the 2015 Amazon India Couture Week.
Sabyasachi has dominated the Indian film business for many years in addition to being one of the most well-known designers in national/international fashion weeks. He has created costumes for films such as ‘Guzaarish,’ ‘Black,’ and ‘Laaga Chunari Mein Daag’ during his career. He received the National Award for Best Costume Design for his work on Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s 2005 film Black.
Sabyasachi’s Private Affairs
Sabyasachi Mukherjee currently resides in Mumbai, Maharashtra, and has stores in all of the country’s main cities.
Sabyasachi has never married, but rumors about his affairs with models and actors have surfaced from time to time.
Estimated Net Worth
Sabyasachi Mukherjee’s net worth is estimated to be $ USD 1 million, with a primary source of revenue as a fashion designer. We don’t have enough proof about Sabyasachi Mukherjee’s cars or lifestyle.