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She set men free...

...from monochrome and monotony

The Telegraph Published 23.09.20, 11:27 PM
Sharbari Datta designs at Bengal Fashion Week, 2015

Sharbari Datta designs at Bengal Fashion Week, 2015 Show director: Lovel Prabhu; Photograph: Snehasish Guin; Venue: Novotel, Calcutta; Models: Souvik Saha and Nick Rampal

Calcutta designer Sharbari Datta, who passed away on September 17, changed menswear in India by restoring to it colours and embroidery with a flamboyance that had also disappeared. She covered men’s kurtas energetically with embroidery, something that would appear mainly along button holes in Bengali men’s punjabis. A Sharbari Datta kurta became a fashion statement.

Appreciative of others, friendly and humble, “Sharbaridi”, as she was known to all, will be missed by the fashion fraternity and beyond.

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