Indian complexion also has certain diversity. They can try a few shades of red on them standing in front of the mirror and depending on the yellow quotient of her skin, she can find the best suit for herself,” Sabyasachi said.
Talking about the correlation between Indian festivals and colours, the ace designer said: “When it comes to traditional Indian clothing, Indian lovers wear a lot of traditional colours in combination. And those colours depict different festivals. Like during Durga Puja visarjan, women wear red and white, during Navaratri, people wear nine colours in nine days. We wear a specific colour for a special festival and that is how colours and festivity are synonyms to each other.”
Since the designer loves repeating the traditional designs and presents them in a relevant manner to keep the stories of Indian fashion alive, don’t such repetitions restrict him from experimenting? He said: “Some people dress to present themselves as a different person every time, so they change their hair colour, clothing style, etc. Some feel comfortable in whom they are and they want to preserve their identity. When we look at Indira Gandhi, Frida Kahlo and Audrey Hepburn, I do not think in any degree these women were limiting themselves by sticking to a particular style. They just knew what works for them.”
“I also believe that when someone is dressing for public image-building exercise, they should hold on to a particular look because people will identify with that. Some people dress to evolve and become the better version of them. But clothing is not just about expressing diversity, it is also about expressing individuality. And individuality cannot change every day.”
It is quite interesting to observe that the man, who expresses his creativity in the utmost elaborate and dramatic manner in his design, always dresses up in monochrome.
“I enjoy minimalism and ‘maximalism’ at the same time. I enjoy a lot of Indian textile, antiquity, jewellery, etc but in my personal style, I like simplicity. I want to keep my personal wardrobe functional because I travel a lot. I keep wearing black and white so that I don’t have to keep changing my wardrobe all the time,” Sabyasachi said.