Sabyasachi Mukherjee, India’s iconic designer, has launched his new collection today in collaboration with fashion brand H&M. The Sabyasachi label is popular for designing luxury Indian wear, ranging from lehengas to sarees. A popular joke among several Indian girls is that they won’t marry if they don’t get to wear a Sabyasachi lehenga.
In an attempt to make its designs affordable, Sabyasachi collaborated with H&M. The Sabyasachi H&M collaboration-themed “Wanderlust” represents rich textiles in modern and classic Indian silhouettes. The Sabyasachi H&M collection offers a complete fashion wardrobe for men and women, including accessories, jewellery, footwear and sunglasses.
The hopes desis had from the new collection died soon after the Sabyasachi H&M designs were released online.
Netizens flooded social media with memes and jokes about the new collection. Check some of the hilarious memes here:
I’m pretty sure my grandmother had a very similar saree in 1970s which didn’t cost her a kidney pic.twitter.com/RWphJoNHGw
One user said, “I’m pretty sure my grandmother had a very similar saree in 1970s which didn’t cost her a kidney.”
Its giving me Sridevi from English Vinglish vibes pic.twitter.com/vLsT4lGX5B
Another posted, “Its giving me Sridevi from English Vinglish vibes.”
so Sabyasachi recreated my watchman’s outfit with @hm, which costs ₹6,499
did not know misra ji was a style icon all along. pic.twitter.com/iLjpydHwmm
A third user wrote, “sabyasachi x h&m is so embarrassing ain’t no way it’s gonna cost $70 to look like an Indian bus driver.”
sabyasachi x h&m is so embarrassing ain’t no way it’s gonna cost $70 to look like an Indian bus driver pic.twitter.com/j2BW1Sba38
Someone commented, “That’s a cotton printed saree and almost every Bengali woman used to have at least half a dozen. They turn wonderfully soft with every wash, and later used to be stitched in kanthas or used as kitchen wipes.”
A tweet read, “My grandma has same saree of 400 rs.” Yet another added, “I m sure the slippers may even need 3-4 litres of blood donation at least.”
What do you think about the Sabyasachi H&M collection?