Staying true to the designer's commitment to sustainability and ethics, the new 2020 bridal collection by award-winning bridal designer Sanyukta Shrestha is titled The Autumn Daydream.
Entwined 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.
Sanyukta draws inspiration from the peace she finds in her home, a lovely 200-year-old Georgian Manor surrounded by five acres of enchanting surrounds. "As a nature lover, I am charmed by the tranquility that surrounds my home. I waited until the end of October for the leaves to turn 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."
Inspired by English Romantic poet John Keats and his poem titled 'To Autumn' , Sanyukta embraces the cycle of autumn and compares the changes in the seasons to the connection between the Autumn (personified as a model) and the leaves (as dresses) as she unfolds her beauty featuring 14 fashion forward pieces, from full dramatic voluminous gowns to contemporary see-through lace designs made out of the most luxurious, sustainable fibres. The young model in the collection depicts Autumnal seeds, adding hope to the falling leaves with ivory, yellow and peach tones in sustainable designs.
The daring yet elegant silhouettes and colours of the collection portray the '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.
Sanyukta's zero waste philosophy was a strong influence for upcycling and incorporating different elements from her strongest creations so far, recreating an eclectic mix of innovation and timeless design while staying true to her ethics and eco-friendly approach that the Nepalese designer is widely known for.
The collection shoot set was produced with eco friendly floral installation, cruelty-free beauty products and vintage furniture.
Find out more at sanyuktashrestha.com
Shoot 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, Prop : Ladder from Mrs Anne Brearley, Location: Designer's Sanctuary (home).