Sabyasachi Introduces 'Devi Collection', Netizens Laud Designer For Breaking Stereotypes With Plus-size Models


Renowned fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee's latest collection Charbagh offers four different lines. Breaks stereotype with a dark-skinned curvy model

Written By Chetna Kapoor | Mumbai | Updated On:
Sabyasachi's latest model showcasing 'Devi collection'

After Falguni Peacock said that pluz-size brides shouldn't opt for plunging necklines, fashion critic Diet Sabya called out the designer for her regressive statements. Furthermore, the handle also highlighted designer Sabyasachi's latest collection 'Devi' for breaking stereotypes — choosing a beautiful, dusky plus size model and breaking the mentality of ideal model body type for designer shoots.

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Designer Sabyasachi introduced Charbagh, label's winter/bridal 2019 line, which is split into four categories—Devi, Nargis, Chowk and Isfahan. Netizens hailed the designer for choosing a brown (dark-skinned), curvy and plus-size model for his latest shoot. One user wrote: "A dusky plus size skinned model ... m soooo living for this ... beauty comes in all colors shapes and sizes ... thank you for acknowledging...", the other said: "Finally a Change in the models.... Atleast one realistic size and relatable model featuring your collection..! Welcome change... Don't just stop with one feature!!", and another dropped a comment saying: "This is most welcome. We need more non skinny and plus size representation.".

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Renowned fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee, a few months back received backlash over his comments on Indian women and the saree. The designer said his remarks at the Harvard India Conference, which were in response to a query on the difficulties that women face in draping a saree, were intended to be a reflection on the "celebration of our clothing history and heritage"

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Sabyasachi told PTI over an e-mail exchange from Boston: "What was intended to be a comment on celebration of our clothing history and heritage became a debate on feminism. This is not a gender issue. Since the question was about the saree, women were involved. I would take the same stand on men's national clothing too. I have not made any statement on a woman's choice on what she wishes to wear which is always her own prerogative." 

(With inputs from PTI) 

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