Online trolling has been attracted to the latest collaboration by Sabyasachi Mukherjee, an Indian designer of international repute.
The collection was launched Friday in collaboration with high-street retailers fashion brand, H&M, and titled ‘Wanderlust’. The ace designer intended it to be an affordable collection. However, social media users don’t see it that way.
One user stated, “I’m pretty sure my grandmother had a very similar saree in 1970s which didn’t cost her a kidney.”
Another wrote, “sabyasachi x h&m is so embarrassing ain’t no way it’s gonna cost $70 to look like an Indian bus driver.”
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 was read. “My grandma has same saree of 400 rs.”Another user joined social media “I m sure the slippers may even need 3-4 litres of blood donation at least.”
Sabyasachi is a popular brand for luxury Indian wear, particularly lehengas and silk sarees.