Designer Spotlight: Sanyukta Shrestha
Designer Spotlight: Sanyukta Shrestha
VEGAN GOWN GOALS.
Did we tell you we're hosting the biggest wedding show of the year in little under two months? Did we also tell you there's the chance to win a wedding dress worth up to £1,500 from one of the UK's most exciting new designers? Well roll up dress hunting brides as your dreams are about to be answered.
Introducing Sanyukta Shrestha, a Nepalese dressmaker who is pacesetting in the world of vegan fashion – and one of her dreamy designs could well be yours at The Northern Wedding Show on Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th January – enter the competition now!
MEET THE MAKER
Chances are if you’ve been swept up by the growing slow wedding movement, or are simply researching ways to make your big day more ethical, you’ll have already heard of this dream-weaving Nepalese dressmaker. With her sustainable ethos and innovative approach to sourcing cruelty-free super-luxe materials, it’s little wonder that she recently won the ultimate animal lover’s honour of Peta’s Vegan Wedding Award 2021. From her first collection’s ground-breaking use of fibres made from banana, hemp, wild nettle to the organic cotton, hand-loomed bamboo silk and floaty eco-fibre that Sanyukta’s gowns are fashioned from today, she has built a sustainable yet supremely chic bridal brand for women of all shapes and sizes. Effortless draping, heavenly layered full skirts and exquisitely-cut separates have all become design signatures for this style maven.
A full decade on from her 2011 launch, Sanyukta’s tireless talent and vision has resulted in her most swoon-worthy range yet. Inspired by the whimsy of literary fantasy land Narnia, her 2021 bridal offering, Vegan Dream is a reflection of her 10 years of wedding-dress design.
FOR A BRIDE, IT’S SO IMPORTANT TO FEEL COMFORTABLE, NATURALLY BEAUTIFUL AND CONFIDENT IN HER WEDDING DRESS, WHILE STAYING TRUE TO YOUR BELIEF AND PERSONALITY, AND I THINK THIS COLLECTION IS REFLECTIVE OF THOSE ELEMENTS, AND THE DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF THE WOMAN WHO RESPECTS THE WORLD AROUND HER WITH COMPASSION.
Demonstrating Sanyukta’s flair for effortless glamour through ballgowns and slinky, fluid silk numbers (Unia has us quite weak at the knees), as well as her boundless imagination with lacey playsuits (hey, Namsi!), sartorially punchy shirt dresses, slick two pieces and a gorgeous parade of sheer overlay confections, it’s fair to say that Vegan Dream is a triumph of unbridled creativity and unshakeable values. If only every bridal brand made it this easy to be green, right? Shot in the designer’s own privately-owned woodland, the ethereally beautiful campaign echoed the range’s emphasis on the deep connection between humanity and nature. While allowing for many breath-takingly winsome shots of the dramatically beautiful silhouettes, the atmospheric light and shade brought the collection’s 23 otherworldly dresses to life.
And with price tags starting from £1,000, this bridal label proves that sustainable luxury doesn’t have to come at an extra cost. However, at The Northern Wedding Show, one lucky bride-to-be will win a piece worth more than £2,000 from the new collection. So, to be in with a chance – and to witness these eco beauties sashaying down the catwalk – make sure you book your tickets for the January 2022 event now! You don’t want to sleep on this Vegan Dream…
MEET HER GOWNS
Serving serious good-witch vibes, the diaphanous dreamboat that is Emeth ticks all our bridal boxes. Aisle impact? Check. Sleeves for days? Check. Fashion clout? Check, check, check!
With its sweetheart neckline and voluminous peplum, Aslan’s sexy-but-sweet hourglass shape is ideal for babes with flawless decolletages and a healthy sense of main-character energy.
Deceptively demure, two-piece Jadis is not for the faint-of-heart fashion maven, but gosh, that blouse is sheer (pun intended) perfection. Only envelope-pushing brides need apply!
For your chance to win one of Sanyukta Shrestha’s sublime Vegan Dream gowns to wear on your wedding day, book your tickets for The Northern Wedding Show now. A huge wedding extravaganza at Newcaslte's Utilita Arena on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th January 2022. Tickets and further information are available at www.northernweddingshow.co.uk