Another proud moment for us, Nepalese. London-based fashion designer Sanyukta Shrestha creates history as her haute couture wedding gown titled Pippa made from 30-year-old newspapers is added to the collection in The Fashion Museum in Bath.
Shrestha, who has carved a niche for herself in the London fashion scene by designing wedding gowns, has now become the first designer of Nepali origin to be documented in the history of The Fashion Museum. Listed by CNN as one of the world´s top 10 fashion museums, it houses world-famous designers like Alexander McQueen and John Galliano. A world class collection of contemporary and historical dresses, the Museum was started in 1963 and includes iconic attire, some dating way back to the 1600´s.
Elly Summers, museum curator and collection assistant, said, “The Pippa wedding dress by Sanyukta Shrestha is the first of its kind in the Fashion Museum collection – we do not have another wedding dress made from up-cycled paper and as such we felt that it would be a very interesting addition to the collection. It is a very striking piece and wedding dress is an area that attracts much interest,” according to a press release issued by the museum. “When the Pippa gown is not on display, it will be accessible through the museum´s Study facility´ Summers added.
Speaking to national daily Republica in an interview, the designer expressed,“This is surely one of the happiest moments of my life as a designer”.
We, too, are proud and overjoyed by her achievement and wish her all the very best for her future endeavor.
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