Sought-out couturier to sold-out collection curator- the many hats donned by birthday icon Sabyasachi Mukherjee at 48!

The man, the maverick and design mogul Sabyasachi Mukherjee added another glorious year to his life and turns 48 today. The ace designer, who has dressed up a major chunk of the Bollywood clan has ‘handcrafted his journey’ since the formative years of his life, which has led him up to this very moment. Not just a celebrity-favourite, this’ Indian at heart, global at scale’ designer has been a hit amongst the common masses and every second girl aspires to be a ‘Sabyasachi bride’

With a humble beginning, Sabya started his eponymous label and kept on adding feathers to his hat of achievements, year after year. Expanding his horizon, the designer has branched out his label into heritage jewellery and accessories. Taking his label on an international level, Sabya has partnered with big and international labels like Christian Louboutin, Bergdorf Goodman; curated tiger masks for Prince Charles of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall Animal Ball 2019, dressed up the common bride brigade with his series Band Baaja Bride, lent his design expertise for costumes in films like Bunty Aur Babli 2, Black, Guzaarish and others and won our hearts with his exquisite creation every single day!

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Without a shadow of a doubt, a major chunk of 2021 and some part of 2022 was rightfully Sabya’s year as the designer achieved many milestones for himself. Right from dressing up the bride and Bollywood tribe to curating a sold-out, affordable collection- the ace designer was out and about adding a few more items into his long resume. So, as this maverick turns 48, allow us to showcase some of his noteworthy work from his past birthday year:


Hands down, Sabyasachi was 2021’s most sought-out bridal couturier for both celebrity and non-celebrity brides as seen on his ever-busy ‘Brides of Sabyasachi’ Instagram account. Putting his heart and soul into his work, the ace designer, curated some stunning looks for bride Katrina Kaif, Patralekha Paul and Mouni Roy for their D-Day. Not just the brides, Sabya also dressed up the Bollywood brigade for a lot of festive occasions as many celebs were spotted musing in his creation.


Last year, the designer came up with a lot of exciting collections but his much-awaited line with H&M still remains to be the most talked about. This collection was launched in 18 countries and across 48 markets globally including India, the USA, South Africa, Great Britain, Austria, Mexico, Japan, Sweden, Philippines, Vietnam, South Korea, Germany, Spain, Portugal, and Belgium. Themed 'Wanderlust', the collection consisted of both menswear and womenswear bursting with rich patterns and luxurious fabrics across modern as well as classic Indian silhouettes that the two brands hope will 'resonate with the global nomad mindset'. This affordable and sellout collection consisted of striped kaftans, khaki shorts, printed co-ords for men and women, floral sarees, Royal Bengal tiger logo printed t-shirt, fanny packs, off shouldered tops, printed pants, amongst many others. Although it raked negative reviews for being a sellout so soon but it was also deemed as a start for something spectacular.


(Image Source- Instagram@Sabyasachi)

While Bulgari might have catered to the Indian audience with its version of mangalsutra, but it was the ace designer’s 18k gold Royal Bengal Magalsutra 1.2 that resonated with the desi masses.

Celebrities like Katrina, Patralekha flaunt the mangalsutra from the designer’s latest intimate fine jewellery collection.


Sabyasachi has chosen to design costumes for close friend Rani Mukherji’s film Bunty Aur Babli 2, 9 years after his brilliance in Kahaani. Conning his own signature designs in the film, the ace designer curated some extravagant and OTT looks for Babli’s character, that of course, got the tongues wagging!


(Image Source- Instagram@Diet Sabya)

The one who dresses up the chunk of Bollywood biggies turned a muse himself this year. Unveiling Diet Sabya’s first merchandise drop, Diet Sabya modeled for the anonymous fashion police wearing its ‘I love Diet Sabya’ tee teamed with blue denim and an iconic Sabyasachi belt with a Bengal Tiger engraved on it. Sabya in Diet Sabya...the crossover we never knew we needed!

Happy birthday, Sabyasachi. Keep adding to your legacy, one achievement at a time!

(Source- Diet Sabya, Instagram@Sabyasachi, Your Story)