Love flows like flowers, and grows like water. I’m so thirsty for romance I could drink a dozen roses! – Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr
As you meander through the artistic flagship store, reflective of fine taste in colonial art, you realize – this is what love feels like!
Sabyasachi Mukherjee, tantamount to magnificent bridal couture, has set the bar rather high – engraved in time as one of the most splendid œuvres d’art, his flagship store at Delhi’s One Style Mile in Meharuli is nothing less than dripping romance. The store is a treasury of deep-rooted values, of exalted heritage – it’s a depot of dreams. A colossal staircase divides the store into two wings – first featuring the prêt line and the second housing the bridal couture.
Made of all things exquisite and opulent – of gleaming inflorescence of chandeliers that turn the way in amber-lit, of vividly toned and exquisitely detailed miniature paintings portraying epic tales and courtesans’ passion, of decorative Mughal motives and themes in colloquial art, of dutch plates beautifying the frames perforated with geometric designs and of antique carpets that adorn even the walls. I was left enthralled, almost carted to the by lanes of Lucknow and the customarily prosperous Kolkata, enticed by the itar pervading the air and strains of Shehnai and Hindustani classical music from Banaras Gharana.
Sabyasachi’s store is an extension of his personality, his beliefs and aesthetics – it’s a dream destination for all brides-to-be, one-stop to realize all your desires of that perfect bridal trousseau. Besides an exotic lehenga or an intricate saree, you could explore beautiful jewelry designed by Kishandas & Co and bespoke trunks by Trunks Company, Jaipur. The colonial and French period furniture deck up the space luxuriously, so, while your daughter tries out gorgeous ensembles, you could sip a cup of Jasmine Tea in peace.
PS: Its interior decoration comprises of 63 pieces of art by Sabysachi Art Foundation, 5 sparse paintings by Tanjore, 112 antique carpets, 214 vintage Dutch plates, 318 studio portraits, 42 pieces of calendar art and French period all handpicked by Sabyasachi.