Sachin & Babi amp up the opulence at New York Fashion Week
by Ian Laughead
Looking back at their native India, Sachin and Babi Ahluwalia combined ballgowns, bombers, and extensive beading in their collection at New York Fashion Week.
No strangers to a little glitz, the Sachin and Babi show featured embellishments of all kinds: Maharaja-inspired bejeweled headpieces, embroidered ballgown skirts, a jacket covered in sequins, and one sheer black cocktail dress dotted with organza flowers that looked straight out of a couture atelier.
The brand, an ApparelMagic client, is known more for its cocktail dresses and formalwear, but that didn’t stop the couple from adding in sporty statements filtered through their own dressed-up lens. The opening look was a technical anorak finished with gold embroidery and a ruffled hem, while another model walked the runway in athleisure-style separates in head-to-toe peach silk.
The mostly monochromatic collection was punctuated with these peaches, pinks, burgundies, and reds just as several gowns were printed with trendy blown-up florals sitting on black grounds.