A huge movement will come to the bridal and wedding industry over the next 10 or 20 years – ethical, vegan and world-friendly fashion and styling. Leading the movement by several million miles (in our humble opinion at least) is luxury bridal designer Sanyukta Shrestha. Not only are her exquisite creations unique, handmade and beautiful: they’re helping communities of women and keeping traditional crafts and skills alive.
Which leaves me at a loss for where to begin today’s blog post: Sanyukta combines two seemingly impossible worlds with grace and ease. Her bespoke wedding dresses are pure luxury, made with the most wonderful fabrics and innovative silhouettes and styling. They’re also made from hand woven and hand loomed fabrics, such as organic cotton, hemp silk and bamboo lace, made by and supporting women in rural Nepal.
As if all of that wasn’t wonderful enough, Sanyukta Shrestha’s 2019 collection – Entwined Love (Chapter 2) is a tribute to her brides, literally – with dresses named Sarah, Francesca, Jamie, Maddy, Chloe and Martha to name but a few! The designer’s compassion and empathy extends to her clients, whose needs, dreams and insecurities about their wedding dresses are taken into consideration when creating their perfect wedding gowns.
‘Designed for You, Inspired by You’ is the mantra for this collection at the House of Shrestha.
From spinning to the final stitches, the handmade gowns each echo ethereal beauty, embodying the unique individuality of the client. From wide leg jumpsuits to off-the-shoulder fishtail gowns, lace to hemp silk, the romanticism flowing through the collection is a celebration of femininity yet independence.
By blending structured hemp silk with a fanciful chiffon, the Sanyukta Shrestha bride can customise her gown so she feels as beautiful as she looks. Creative Director and Founder Sanyukta Shrestha, working in-house and playing an active role in the bride’s journey to the finished dress, is dedicated to solving the insecurities and issues of every woman who wears her namesake.
There is no single design replicated throughout the collection as Sanyukta ensures that each of her designs has personality and individuality. Bridal consultations with the Sanyukta Shrestha team are a therapeutic awakening for both bride and designer. After seventeen years of bridal design consultations, Shrestha can tell what a bride wants from her natural charisma, sometimes even before she speaks. The consultation session, with nurturing attention, brings your ideas to life yet magnifies your expectations through the luxury service.
Entwined Love-Chapter 2 is priced from £1500-£4000 available in all sizes from 4-24.
Entwined Love: Chapter 3 is in the works as we speak!’
If you’re interested in inspiring the next Sanyukta Shrestha collection and being a part of the designer’s future creations, get in touch to book an appointment and become a #SanyuktaShresthabride and enjoy a new collection gift voucher of £250 towards your order.