The Louboutin Red sole: so popular that the color had to be trademarked as his own. So ubiquitous, that they've even extended internationally, as Louboutin and Sabyasachi Mukherjee joined together to open India Couture Week on Sunday. The pair kicked off the five-day week at the Taj Palace hotel.
Thanks to Amazon India, a sponsor of the event, the Amazon India Couture week was organized by the Fashion Design Council of India. Amazon India will also sponsor India Fashion Week, which occurs twice a year, much like all the other fashion weeks. For those of you who haven't heard of Sabyasachi Mukherjee, he's an Indian fashion designer from Kolkata. His line, simply called Sabyasachi, contains the most gorgeous saris I ever did see, draped perfectly, and bejeweled impeccably.
Venture further into his collection, and you'll find chic clutches, some bearing a gold tiger, and others simply beautifully beaded. Sabyasachi is also made up of luxurious kurta sets for men. Overall, it's a luxe line with careful attention to detail. Louboutin told WWD, “India creates a lot of possibilities. It was very interesting to work with someone like Sabyasachi because he knows so exactly what his customer wants."
This isn't Louboutin's first appearance in India, though. The designer already has two stores opened in India, one in New Delhi and the other in Mumbai. Perhaps this means more Louboutin stores popping up in other Indian cities? As for the Sabyasachi brand, this particular season meant adding a sexy, glamorous touch to his items. And the response was stellar. “It doesn’t get better than this. Sabyasachi has come up with a new concept, it was a great opening show,” said Sunil Sethi, the president of the FDCI, to WWD.
Sounds like India Couture Week opened with a bang, and I can't wait to see what else the five-day display has to offer.