GUEST POST - 'The Autumn Daydream': the New Collection by Eco Friendly and Ethical Wedding Dress Designer, Sanyukta Shrestha

10th February 2020


Staying true to the designer’s commitment to sustainability and ethics, the new 2020 bridal collection by Leading Award-winning luxury bridal designer Sanyukta Shrestha is titled 'The Autumn Daydream', and reveals her most poetic creations to date.  

'The Autumn Daydream' is the latest bridal collection by leading eco-designer, Sanyukta Shrestha - Arista dressEntwined with the nostalgia and extraordinary beauty of nature, the campaign is a love letter to autumn and the poetic atmosphere of nature during the designer’s favourite season. The collection explores the season’s sense of purity, innocence and romanticism and is designed for free-spirited brides that believe in living life to the fullest and experiencing as much of it as they can.

'The Autumn Daydream' is the latest bridal collection by leading eco-designer, Sanyukta Shrestha - Aluma dress'The Autumn Daydream' is the latest bridal collection by leading eco-designer, Sanyukta Shrestha - Aspen dressSmitten at first sight as a nature lover, for her new sustainable bridal collection, Sanyukta draws inspiration from the peace she finds in her home, a charming 200-year-old Georgian Manor in Lincolnshire, surrounded by five acres of enchanting natural surrounds. The warm tones of autumn leaves and pastel skies of the Lincolnshire Wolds (a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) was the backdrop of a fairy-tale that unfolds at Sanyukta’s own sanctuary, where the peace and serenity that surrounds the designer’s own home spurs on her creativity and inspiration. 

'The Autumn Daydream' is the latest bridal collection by leading eco-designer, Sanyukta Shrestha - Annona dressAs a nature lover, I am charmed by the tranquillity that surrounds my home. All seasons passed by over the years but couldn't stop falling in love with the romanticism of Autumn. I waited until the end of October for leaves to be turning with shades of golden yellow and orange and to naturally fall, to capture the whole beauty of my collection, in which ‘Autumn’ itself is an inspiration.” -  Sanyukta Shrestha

'The Autumn Daydream' is the latest bridal collection by leading eco-designer, Sanyukta Shrestha - Octevia and Orla dresses'The Autumn Daydream' is the latest bridal collection by leading eco-designer, Sanyukta Shrestha - Tessa dress'The Autumn Daydream' is the latest bridal collection by leading eco-designer, Sanyukta Shrestha - Gaia dressThe collection features 14 fashion-forward pieces, from full dramatic voluminous gowns to contemporary see-through lace designs, all made out of the most luxurious, sustainable fibres. The daring yet elegant silhouettes and colours of the collection portray the ultimate ‘Sanyukta Shrestha Bride’; a contemporary muse who doesn't follow fashion but rather prefers to make her own statement by embracing her own nature and individuality. 

'The Autumn Daydream' is the latest bridal collection by leading eco-designer, Sanyukta Shrestha - Rhea dress'The Autumn Daydream' is the latest bridal collection by leading eco-designer, Sanyukta Shrestha -  Autumn dress'The Autumn Daydream' is the latest bridal collection by leading eco-designer, Sanyukta Shrestha - Saffron'The Autumn Daydream' is the latest bridal collection by leading eco-designer, Sanyukta Shrestha - Jora and Laurel dressesThe 'Autumn Daydream' collection was brought to life by a group of creative minds based in Lincolnshire that was handpicked by the designer herself in order to highlight Lincolnshire’s best local wedding professionals. The location for the shoot was the designer's own home and grounds; the interior set was produced with eco-friendly floral installations, cruelty-free beauty products and vintage furniture that has been beautifully aged, keeping its old charm alive for more than 100 years. 

'The Autumn Daydream' is the latest bridal collection by leading eco-designer, Sanyukta Shrestha - Bruna and Persephone dresses'The Autumn Daydream' is the latest bridal collection by leading eco-designer, Sanyukta Shrestha - Amber and Maple dressesThere are even coordinating sustainable designs for young bridesmaids, with four dresses in ivory, yellow and peach. The collection is made from a mix of ethical & vegan-friendly materials: upcycled & organic cotton, silk, lace, bamboo, and hemp. Sanyukta’s own Zero Waste philosophy was a strong influence for the incorporation of upcycling, resulting in her strongest eco creations so far, creating an eclectic mix of innovation and timeless design while staying true to the ethical and eco-friendly approach that the Nepalese designer is so widely known for.

Credits

Creative Direction & Styling: Sanyukta Shrestha Team

Photographer: Kev Elkins

Models: Julia Kinnear and Ameya Shrestha

Makeup Artist: Tina Brocklebank

Florist: Limewood Flowers

Set Design Assistance: Wedding Planner, Claire Plumb

Props: Ladder from Mrs Anne Brearley and designer's own


Designer's Bio:

Leading luxury bridal designer brand with a conscience, the epitome of Sanyukta Shrestha’s collections is luxurious organic fair-trade fabrics fused with flattering shapes, elegance & individuality. Honoured with several national & international awards for graceful creations and innovative approach of empowering women in developing countries, one of the designer’s bridal creations is preserved in The Fashion Museum, Bath. Recognised by the media, Sanyukta’s work has been featured in leading international magazine titles and bridal media platforms. Nepalese born designer, a London college of fashion graduate, Sanyukta Shrestha’s evening wear has been worn by several celebrities; Victoria’s Secret supermodel Candice Swanepoel; American girl band Fifth Harmony; Soprano’s Natalie Coyle and Laura Wright; As well as actresses Amy Wren, Jasmine Armfield, Raquel Cassidy and Amy Nuttall to name a few. 

The designer’s flagship store ‘Behuli by Sanyukta Shrestha’ in Fulham, has become the go-to destination for international brides, dreaming of the perfect eco-friendly wedding. The creative studio of the brand is located in the wilderness of the Lincolnshire Wolds.  

Industry awards include Best Design Award 1998, Nepal; Best Designer of the Year 1999, Nepal. Best 8 Young Achievers of the Country 1999, Nepal; The Best Perfect Wedding Newcomer Award 2011, UK; Bridal Innovation Award 2011, International; Highly Commended – ‘Brand Leader in Design (Source Awards 2012 - The Global Awards for Sustainable Fashion), International; ‘Perfect Wedding Names to watch Award 2013’, UK; ‘Perfect Wedding Best Bridal collection 2014’, UK; ‘Best Bridal Designer’ for the 2017 & 2018 UK Wedding Awards, Honoured as ‘Best of the Wedding Industry, Leading Specialists in Eco-friendly & Sustainable Bridal Wear 2019’


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