Tuesday Jul 09, 2019
Ace fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee issued an apology on Sunday following the backlash he received for a post he shared on social media, terming "overdressed" women as "wounded".
His comment generated a discussion on social media with netizens slamming the designer for his objectionable post.
In his apology, Sabyasachi talks about a different perspective highlighting the insensitive and rude behaviour of some people towards the fashion choices of others.
"We, as a society, often get extremely judgmental about peoples’ clothing choices, calling them ‘overdressed’ or ‘tacky’ or ‘inappropriate’. We fail to understand that maybe some are using these as coping mechanisms to put on a brave front to make up for the lack of a support system." Sabyasachi expressed.
Opening up his struggle with depression, the designer suggested various ways for individuals to adapt, express and heal.
"I have coped with crippling depression as a teenager for seven years. I found my coping mechanism through radical clothing choices. I was sneered at and bullied, but it helped me find my way again,” he added.
The designer in his statement that he is aware of the fact that his message wasn't conveyed in an appropriate manner. "And for that, I would like to accept blame and offer an unconditional apology."
On Friday, Sabyasachi, in a post wrote at length that a woman - "overdressed, caked with make-up and armoured with jewellery" - in all probability is "wounded".
In his post, Sabyasachi added that 'such women' "shine for the world" but are in reality, "bleeding inside". She needs healing, and nothing else, he said.
His post went viral but for all the wrong reasons and he received a lot of backlash on social media for his bizarre statement, as women make it a point to tell the designer that sometimes women "overdress" because they want to.