He is one of the most prominent fashion designers of modern Indian wear. Yeah, that’s right! Ask anyone from India. And he is a happy man for making such a big name for himself. Recently, however, Sabyasachi had it enough as could be seen from his famous (or rather infamous) saree remark. Here were his words:
“I think, if you tell me that you do not know how to wear a saree, I would say shame on you.”
The remarks were made at during the Harvard India Conference at the start of the year.
It is crystal clear that Sabyasachi is not happy with the women in Indian who cannot wear a saree. For the designer, a saree is a traditional Indian wear. When the women of his country fail to wear it, it becomes an insult not only to him and but the entire whole country as well.
Sabyasachi feels that most Indian women have ignored their dressing code and are trying to copy the western fashion. He views this as total disobedience to his beloved culture.
“Women and men are trying very hard to be something that they are not. It is a part of who you are and connect you to your roots,” he adds.
“The relationship between an Indian woman and saree is that of a snake”, the designer said. “It’s a relationship of misunderstanding. It’s easy to wear a saree.”
This modern Indian wear designer wants the saree to stay within India and not somewhere else. More so, he thinks that a saree is a traditional Indian clothing that is of high value.
Further, he is not happy to notice that many Indian women have no clues when it comes to their traditional wear. In his response, he did not fail to remind those who do not know how to design a saree that they need proper training. Below is a picture of an American bride rocking one of Sabyasachi’s designs.
On the downside, however, the method Sabyasachi used to “correct” the women in India did not sound appealing even to the men. His remarks were trending all over the Internet and especially in India for quite some time. His intentions might have been noble except for the way he chose to deliver the message across. He sounded a bit harsh and quite insensitive. Nonetheless, he makes a strong point. Indian women need to embrace sarees, which seems to take over the rest of the world.