Mumbai: Evelyn Sharma and her long-time beau Tushaan Bhindi recently tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in the Australian countryside near Brisbane. The photos speak of a romantic run-away wedding, and the gorgeous couple shined as always! Evelyn looked absolutely ravishing in her vintage lace gown and Tushaan very handsome in his deep blue suit.
But there’s more to Evelyn’s dress than meets the eye. The ethical fashion advocate and founder of Seams For Dreams opted for an upcycled vintage lace creation from Australia based label “Lost In Paris”, who offer made-to-measure wedding gowns, laced with history. Ethically made in Sydney, from salvaged vintage European lace.
The Moondance gown’s lace that Evelyn donned for her legal marriage ceremony was made in northern France before the mid 20th century, using 100 year old machines imported from Nottingham, England. Two colours of cotton were used to make this unusual lace; white and beige. This piece of lace was found at a second-hand market, just outside Paris. This piece of lace would have originally been used as a bed cover, a curtain or a tablecloth.The Moondance gown was ethically handcrafted in the label’s Sydney atelier, with respect for people and planet.
“I couldn’t have asked for a better wedding dress”, says the Bollywood actress. “I was searching for an upcycled dress and immediately fell in love with the vintage lace of the Moondance gown. I love its story and when I tried it on it fit like a glove! I think it was meant to be.”
When asked why she decided to borrow a dress rather than buy and keep it, the newly-wed said she would not wear it again and so would be happier to see another bride wear the dress on her special day instead. “I think circularity in fashion is the only way to make this industry more sustainable and I don’t believe in hoarding clothes. I would recommend all fashion enthusiasts to pass on your clothes while they are still good and upcycle the pieces that have been torn. If we want to create a better future for our planet and generations to come, we all must do our bit to evolve in how we treat fashion, and that quickly.”
We sure wonder who that lucky bride will be to wear Evelyn Sharma’s very own wedding dress!