A special Indian ethnic look book for Diwali from fashion brand Sprish
Founded by Odissi dance performer and teacher, entrepreneur and animal rights activist Sulagna Ray Bhattacharjee, fashion brand Sprish is all about strengthening local traditional craftsmanship. Using handloom, pure natural fabrics, organic dyeing methods and hand-embroidery, Sprish focuses on sustainable and environment-friendly production. Their special Diwali collection named ‘Illume’ is an extension of their motto, presenting Indian ethnic outfits in a variety of silhouettes. Actress Richa Sharma dons the looks exclusively for The Telegraph:
Actress Richa Sharma looks elegant in the emerald green silk sari detailed with katwa jamdani motif in white, depicting Bengali traditional weaving technique. Perfect for a traditional yet chic look for the Diwali night party.
Take the glam quotient a notch higher in this wine-coloured lehnga for the Diwali night card party. Made of velvet, it is hand-embroidered with gota patti and tilla work, demonstrating the deft craftsmanship of Indian craftsmen.
This silk and zari woven tissue sari designed with Benarasi border and butas all over is light and comfortable for wearing on a festive day. The bright colours add to the festive feel.
If black is your go-to colour, this hand-dyed Indian ethnic outfit made of Chanderi and detailed with hand-embroidery is perfect for a gorgeous Diwali night look.
“We have named the collection Illume, which means to light up one’s life with positivity, vibrance, happiness, confidence and hope. In this collection, we focussed on using sustainable and natural fabrics. Our approach is to care about what we are wearing and its impact on the environment,” said Sulagna Ray Bhattacharjee, founder.
Pictures courtesy: Sprish
Location: The Astor Hotel
Make-up, hair and styling: Kaushik and Rajat