It’s no surprise that Sabyasachi Mukherjee used the same intricate and luxurious aesthetic in his flagship store in Delhi as he does in his gorgeous collections. The building is 13,500 square feet and just as magnificent as one would expect from the master couturier.
The store is divided into two wings by a grand staircase, one of which houses bridal wear, jewellery by Kishandas & Co. for Sabyasachi, and trunks by Trunks Company, Jaipur. The second displays ready-to-wear saris, kurtas, menswear and Sabyasachi’s now iconic accessory line.
It would be a disservice to call the establishment a store: it’s more of a palace or museum—housing unique pieces from the Sabyasachi Art Foundation, including Indian calendar art prints and sculptures and paintings inspired by art from the Persian Qajar dynasty. Every dusky corner is carefully curated, from the floors with their antique carpets, to the ceilings with their hand-painted chandeliers. The walls are adorned with vintage photographs and antique mirrors. Even the ambient music—strains of Shehnai and Hindustani classical music—transport the upscale habitués from the bustle of modern India to a time of serenity and opulence.
The luxe environment allows Sabyasachi’s evergreen and extravagant designs to come to life in the most fitting way. With exceptional beauty, every inch is thick with luster and magic, sure to attract customers from across the globe.
Photos courtesy of Sabyasachi Mukherjee and Ankit Vishnoi