Tag: Indian wedding clothes

The Gorgeous Must Have Sabyasachi Mukherjee Collection

Ok Mr Mukherjee, you have a convert. I admired your collections with a measured restraint, but the latest instalment has me converted to a hardcode Sabyasachi Mukherjee fan. Curious why? Read on.

Sabyasachi dropped the latest collection via Instagram – a beautiful collection that was shot in Rajasthan. The backdrop provided the perfect setting for the even more stunning clothes. There is a certain trademark style to Sabyasachi and this was evident in the collection. However, there is also a change in style from the “traditional” Sabyasachi style.

There is an even greater degree of sophistication in this collection and there seem to be a bolder use of colours. The floral inspiration and the cuts remain very similar to the trademark Sabya style. What has particularly caught my attention this time around is the range of the collection. You have vibrant colours, muted classic colours, prints – what more could you want!! But lets break down some of my favourite pieces from the collection by theme.

First there was detail

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I love the fact that the details on each of the garments – Lehengas, Sherwanis – are so delicately executed. Usually you see similar motifs all over a designers’ collection, but as you see from these pictures, the motifs are very diverse and range from the traditional mango motify to the gorgeous floral inspired motifs.

Then there was colour

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Of course Indian Wedding clothes have a lot of colour and panache, but the choice of colours here is what I love. The range of colours is unusual in my opinion – green sherwanis for example. I especially love the bright reds for both girls and men – the tone and shade of the reds is particularly interesting for me. It is bold and powerful – it make a statement and certainly creates presence.

Then there are the more usual-unusual colours like Teal, Orange, etc. These are great, but I have seen them used in the past, so these are not so unique for me. However, the combinations are again very different and worthy of second looks. The sherwani in the first picture that has chevron patterns in multiple colours – a very unique use of red.

And finally there was Print

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Sabyasachi and floral prints are almost synonymous, so you’d expect to see a host of printed styles in the collection. And this one does not disappoint. I particularly like the water-colour finish to the florals, they look absolutely fantastic. And such a refreshing change from the OTT embroidered styles. These are perfect for a very classic look that can be styled so easily for a number of events.

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Girls, you just have to include this in your shopping list. You really cannot have a wedding without Sabya. That’s my latest mantra!

Ultimate List of Indian Clothes Shops in London

I keep getting asked by my friends, family and of course clients about the different shops in London where they can shop for Indian clothes. After doing research each time, and replying to all of them separately, I decided that it is time to make a comprehensive list of stores to shop Indian clothes in London.

This is an evolving list where I am going to keep adding the shops as I discover more, but for the moment represents everything I know about London. If I missed out your store and you would like to get included, please get in touch with me and I’ll be happy to add you to the list.

The list has been divided by broader London areas for convenience. And I have not included any online stores in this list – there might be a separate post about this!

  • North London
    • Sonas Hauta Couture: 48 Ealing Rd, Wembley HA0 4TQ
    • Krishna Sarees: 107-109 Ealing Rd, Wembley HA0 4BP
    • Variety Silk House: 148-152 Ealing Rd, Wembley HAO 4PY
    • Hema Thakorlal: 57 Warren Rd, Neasden, London, NW2 7NH
    • Noor Fashion: 34 Mount Dr, Harrow, HA2 7RP
  • West London
    • Jaan Bridal: 1st Floor, 8 The Broadway, Southall, UB1 1PS
    • Omega Bridal: 31 The Broadway, Southall, UB1 1JY
    • Traditions: 36 The Broadway, Southall, UB1 1PT
    • Shringar: Unit 2, 44-50 The Broadway, Southall, UB1 1QB
    • Prathana London: First Floor, 49a The Broadway, Southall, UB1 1JY
    • Omega Designer Studio: 68A The Broadway, Southall, UB1 1QD
    • Sequinze: 75 The Broadway, Southall, UB1 1LA
    • Parampara Designer: 79 The Broadway, Southall, UB1 1LA
  • South London
    • Khushbu Fashions: 147 Upper Tooting Road, London SW17 7TJ
    • Prachy Creations: 101-103 Upper Tooting Road, London SW17 7TW
    • Saiqa Majeed London: 240 Upper Tooting Road, London SW17 7EX
  • East London
    • Cuckoo Fashion: 207 Whitechapel Rd, London E1 1DE
    • Okay International Saree Store: 259 Whitechapel Rd, London E1 1DB
    • RDC London: 187 Ilford Ln, Ilford, Town Centre IG1 2RT
    • Khwaab London:  52 Plashet Grove, London E6 1AE
    • Mahir :230 Green St, London E7 8LE
    • Raishma: 33, East Shopping Centre, 232-236 Green St, London E7 8LE
    • Daminis: 277A Green St, London E7 8LJ
    • Geeta Arts: 271 Green St, London E7 8LJ
    • Bombay Looks: 162-164 Green St, London E7 8JT
    • Bizaz Collection: 256-267 Whitechapel Road, London, E1 1BY
  • Central London
    • O’nitaa: 16 Glentworth St, London NW1 5PG
    • Aashni + Co: 47 Ledbury Rd, London W11 2AA
    • Chennai Store: 24 Marischal Road, London, SE13 5LG
    • Indian Summer: 624C Fulham Rd, London, SW6 5RS
  • Outskirts of London
    • Ali Outfits: 32 Monument Road, Woking, GU21 5LT
    • Diya: Selbourne Road, Luton, LU4 8NU
    • Memsaab Boutique: 122-124 Bury Park Rd, Luton, LU1 1HE
    • Rani Fashions: 142 – 144 Dunstable Rd, Luton LU1 1EW
    • Rivaaj: 55 Waller Avenue, Luton LU4 9RP
    • Mona Vora UK: Unit G, Queens Road, Barnet, Herts EN5 4DJ
    • Your Dazi London: 70 Barrington Rd, Bexleyheath DA7 4UW