Renowned fashion Satya Paul has died at age 78 in Coimbatore and left an irreplaceable void with his passing. He founded his eponymous Indian label in the 80s and proved to be a firebrand at a time when premium homegrown brands weren't the norm. Even in the current modern era, when an influx of global luxury names and foreign designers were present and accessible, Satya Paul stood out firmly, while enjoying popularity of fashionistas. A brand that embraced its heritage and culture, it came to be known for its vivid scarves, striking sarees and suave men's accessories. The Indian designer label was also a celebrity favourite that was favoured by the stars of Bollywood. In memory of Satya Paul and his incredible body of work, we're looking back at his signature saree styles on stars like Malaika Arora, Gauri Khan, Mandira Bedi and more.
Back in 2017, Malaika Arora unveiled Satya Paul's winter collection with a muted black saree that infused colour with a vibrant drape.
Gauri Khan collaborated with Satya Paul multiple times for campaigns and capsule collections. In 2015, she celebrated 30 stylish years of the label in a striking pink saree.
Hina Khan lent her Satya Paul saree with her unique experimental touch in 2018 when she wore the red, black and white geometric printed piece with dark lips and a high bun.
Karisma Kapoor sported a red, white and black typography printed saree from the label's SS'19 collection with a thin strap blouse. The line was inspired by spices and flowers and captivated saree lovers everywhere.
In the fall of 2020, Vidya Balan, who is practically a saree connoisseur at this point, donned a striking print mixed Satya Paul saree of stripes and dots with a contrasting borders. Even with red lips being her only accessory, she shone and how.
Last year, Mandira Bedi gave her Satya Paul look a rocker chic edge when she paired it with boots and showcased her torso tattoo with its narrow drape. She also mentioned in her caption that the brand was responsible for infusing saree love in her.
Rest in peace, Satya Paul. The fashion industry will not be the same again.Comments