What allures Abhisek Roy’s patrons to his couture is his homage to sustainable and ethical fashion, conceptualising multi-faceted wear that is an amalgamation of both the old and the new, just like jewellery designer Sayak Chakraborty whose remarkable silver pieces are trailblazer statements. This festive season, The Statesman caught up with both Abhisek Roy and Sayak Chakraborty, the proprietor of the bijoux label Jalsaghar_Calcutta, at Abhisek Roy’s Bohurupi Shantiniketan store on Graham’s Land in Tollygunge. They shared insights into their latest collections and offered ultimate festive styling tips.
The name of your label is Bohurupi Shantiniketan; how much would you say Shantiniketan has helped you evolve as a designer?
Whatever I am, it is because of this place. I grew up in Shantiniketan, so all of my designs, my aesthetics, everything is based on my upbringing in Shantiniketan. That is the root where I belong, and from where I have evolved so much through my journey as a designer and a stylist.
We associate Abhisek Roy with ethical and sustainable fashion; what are your favourite materials to use in your design?
When it comes to designing, my first thoughts always linger on sustainable fabrics and organic materials like organic silk and cotton. Because I studied textiles at Kala Bhavan in Shantiniketan my inclination towards sustainable textiles has always been there, and that reciprocates through my work.
What would you say is trending this festive season?
This festive season, royal colours are pretty popular, like blue, purple, and pink. Also, what I have noticed is that the co-ords have really carved their own space in the fashion world this festive season in both silhouettes- Indian and Western.
How would you describe your ultimate festive look?
I have an inclination towards rooted authentic design aesthetics. So, whenever I design something, I
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