Déjà Vu: Modern Matajis

Sabyasachi Mukherjee almost always gets it right, when mixing modernity with the traditions of the Motherland.

I love that his clothes respect the culture from which they originate. Rich brocades, pashminas and luscious jewel tones are all an essential part of his creative toolkit. In a time when India is embracing the Western way of life at breakneck speed, he reminds us that it’s okay to be true to your culture.

While everyone else does skinnies, he sticks with the churidaar but makes it out of sheer chiffon – or is it georgette?

While everyone shortens up, he keeps the longer kurta.

While everyone uncovers, he even covers the head – a true sign of respect.

Dignity, beauty and tradition intact @ Sabyasachi FW09
A Sabyasachi earthy, textured look from a previous season or two.

What’s interesting to me is that while India is obsessed with the West, so many in that hemisphere are looking Eastward.

Missoni’s FW09 collection surely had some roots in the deserts of Rajasthan, no?

Missoni's Modern Mataji of Milan?

Missoni image from Style.com. Sabyasachi images from Rediff.

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