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Sabyasachi’s High Jewelry Collection for Bergdorf Goodman Showcases a Historical Journey From Calcutta to New York

Sabyasachi’s High Jewelry Collection for Bergdorf Goodman Showcases a Historical Journey From Calcutta to New York

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A long journey that traverses the deserts and seas, from the land of Rabindranath Tagore to the home of the Empire State building, from the artistic prowess of Bengali craftsmanship to the magnificent Byzantine empire and Broadway’s theatrical flair… couturier Sabyasachi Mukherjee’s latest high jewelry collection is an ode to intertwined cultures.
Titled the Bengal Byzantine Broadway Collection, the line seamlessly captures the essence of what it means to be graceful, yet rebellious. Each piece in Sabyasachi’s collection carries with it a sense of yearning for something lost, yet present behind closed doors. Think deconstructed maharani necklaces with hand-printed velvet ties, lacquered Grecian medallions with tropical elements from the mangroves of the Sundarbans, earrings adorned with cut and uncut diamonds, and bangles set in gold with multicolored diamonds, apaches, turquoise, corals, pearls, sapphires and jaspers.
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Cemented fiercely in India’s rich heritage, the Bengal Byzantine Broadway collection celebrates the euphoric and the defiant, narrating more than just one story in its wake. This eclectic compilation capsules the very essence of the country’s legacy, while giving it a contemporary touch. “Bengal’s grand history of handcrafted jewelry almost faded away because of a lack of patronage. I want to bring this legacy back to the world,” says Mukherjee, who has grown to become one of the most renowned designers of his time across the globe. “As heritage crafts get rarer and rarer, and as they become more endangered, their legacy will become more valuable than the most precious of gemstones. These are the heirlooms that will find their pride of place in museums tomorrow.”
The limited-edition pieces perfectly blend the maximalist sentiments of both the east and west, creating a cathartic sense of pluralism between both cultures. Below, take a closer look at the collection.
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Photo: Courtesy Sabyasachi
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The collection will be available exclusively at the jewelry salon at Bergdorf Goodman on Fifth Avenue between August 24 and September 22, 2022.
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How the Luxury Design House of Sabyasachi is Bringing India’s Rich Heritage to the World

How the Luxury Design House of Sabyasachi is Bringing India’s Rich Heritage to the World

Rooted in craftsmanship, art, and authenticity, Sabyasachi luxury design house brings the rich heritage of India to a global audience.
Chandelier earrings in gold with diamonds, emeralds, and tourmalines, Sabyasachi; dress, Kristina Fidelskaya. Photo: Mann
Indian culture is often known for its exuberance and flair, from iconic Bollywood movies to show-stopping and opulent saris that designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee’s brides wear to three-day mega weddings.
Mukherjee is unequivocally Indian in his namesake label’s designs, which is reflected in his jewelry as well, with the first collection debuting in 2017. As a brand that puts a major focus on authenticity and traditional craftsmanship and regularly pays homage to its roots, Sabyasachi has taken much of India, the Middle East, and even the western world by storm with its designs and jewelry.
Uncut diamond earrings and necklace, necklace with diamonds, rubellite and pearls, dress, belt, Sabyasachi; headpiece, Marmar Halim. Photo: Mann
For little over two decades of operation, the House of Sabyasachi has refused to waver its South Asian heritage and its qualities of traditionalism and meticulous craftsmanship as it grew exponentially to cater to celebrities such as Priyanka Chopra, and in major transcultural collaborations with Christian Louboutin. Today, Sabyasachi is revered as the face of modern Indian couture.
Earrings in gold with diamonds, emeralds, and pearls, choker in gold with diamonds, yellow sapphires, and pearls, dress, Sabyasachi; veil, stylist’s own. Photo: Mann
As for high jewelry, Sabyasachi Jewellery has one clear goal in mind: to introduce the world to beautifully crafted Indian pieces. Sensing a loss of direction for the art of creating Indian jewelry, Sabyasachi is reviving age-old crafts and techniques of jewelry making by modernizing and innovating, while creating an ode to the craft. Mukherjee has always been an innovator. “In my late teens I started a tiny side hustle where I made costume jewelry with beads and glass and feathers and stone,” he says.
Choker in gold with diamonds and emeralds, Sabyasachi; dress, Maison Yeya. Photo: Mann
The Sari is another Indian heritage piece that Sabyasachi holds dear to his heart. By launching Save the Sari, Sabyasachi promotes a model of economic sustainability for local craftspeople and artisan communities in the designer’s hometown of Kolkata and beyond in India.
Earrings and necklace in gold with diamonds and rubies, Sabyasachi; headpiece, Marmar Halim. Photo: Mann
Sabyasachi is, unmistakably, the pioneering Indian brand that has left its mark globally and bridges the gap between couture, high fashion, and local craftsmanship between India and the world.
Necklace in gold with diamonds and tourmalines, dress, Sabyasachi; veil, stylist’s own. Photo: Mann
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Style: Ahmed RashwanMakeup: Toni MaltHair: Ivan KuzCasting director: Troy WestwoodProduction: Danica ZivkovicPhotography assistant: Junaynah El GuthmyStyle assistant: Nadine FawziModel: Ylenia Minniti at Select Model Management

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