Well-known fashion designer Satya Paul dies at 78

Satya Paul. Pic: twitter.com/puneetnanda


Satya Paul, India’s well-known fashion designer and founder of the eponymous fashion label, passed away after a brief illness on Wednesday, January 6. He was 78. Paul is credited with introducing the idea of choreographed collections in 1985, at a time when there was little or no awareness about fashion or the idea of designer brands in India.

Announcing his father death, Puneet Nanda wrote in a Facebook post. “He (Satya Paul) had a stroke on December 2 and as he was slowly recovering in the hospital, his only wish was to get all the things he was being monitored and poked with (in the hospital) removed so he could fly away. We finally got clearance from doctors to take him back to Isha Yoga Center, his home since 2015. As per his wish, he gently passed on with blessings of the Master.”

“#SatyaPaul, a shining example of what it means to live with immeasurable passion and unrelenting involvement. The distinct vision you brought to the Indian #fashion industry is a beautiful tribute to this. A privilege to have had you amongst us. Condolences and blessings,” reads a tweet on the official handle of Sadhguru, who runs the Isha Yoga Center in Coimbatore.

The label Satya Paul, now being run by Nanda, is India’s premier design label with an international presence. The brand is acclaimed for ingenuity in design and a vivid colour palette. Its take on print innovations and use of vivid colour palettes did not only change the way the consumer previously looked at sarees, but also developed a specific niche for concept-based designs.

“Women no longer restrict themselves to hereditary benarasis as Satya Paul has been instrumental in bringing about this change with the new-age saree, that is easy to wear and chic. With print as its DNA, the brand has moved on to explore ready-to-wear and accessories that have a universal appeal,” says Satya Paul website.

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Satya Paul, India’s well-known fashion designer and founder of the eponymous fashion label, passed away after a brief illness on Wednesday, January 6. He was 78. Paul is credited with introducing the idea of choreographed collections in 1985, at a time when there was little or no awareness about fashion or the idea of designer brands in India.

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