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India Couture Week Opening

Fashion industry greats Sabyasachi and Christian Louboutin team up 

Posted: 30.07.15

East meets West in the inauguration of India Couture Week in Delhi last night, with top Indian designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee collaborating with high profile French footwear designer Christian Louboutin. The celebrity couturist showcased his latest collection Bater, resonating a vintage vibe, whilst also featuring Louboutin’s infamous red soled shoes, instantly adding a high fashion and global charm to the show.

Amidst a dark and mysterious setup, the models waltzed down the runway in signature Sabyasachi hues of maroon, dark green and black, mostly regal gowns all stunningly embellished with zardozi and resham detail, making each ensemble exude grandeur, sophistication and elegance. The menswear was equally impressive, featuring a range of buttoned up tailored jackets with pajamas or trousers, very much fit for a king, finished with a grand swoop of a traditional chaddhar shawl and finally complemented by Louboutin’s impeccably polished footwear.

When asked about the exciting combination of two fine fashion brands joining forces, Louboutin expressed his admiration for Sabyasachi’s work, as well as showing the utmost enthusiasm at the prospect of working in India: ‘a country where anything can happen’. Perhaps red soled kusas and chappals are on the horizon!

Fariha Sabir 

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